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Vernon "Sonny" Ray

October 20, 1948 — July 26, 2022

Terry, MS


Vernon “Sonny” Ray passed away on Tuesday, July 26, 2022 in Jackson, MS. He was 73 years old.


Sonny was born in Lobutcha, MS on October 20, 1948 to Vernon Ray Sr. and Mamie Ruth Ray. He was a veteran of the United States Army and was employed with the VA Regional Office for more than thirty years as a computer specialist. Sonny was known for his patience and hard work in everything that he did. In his early years, he enjoyed woodworking and later in life, that turned into napping…a lot of napping. He was a man of few words, but he gave so much and was well-loved by many.


Sonny is survived by his wife of nearly 47 years, Jan Ray of Terry; son, Michael Ray (Michelle) of Soddy-Daisy, TN; daughter, Linda Creekmore of Starkville, MS; sisters, Judy Ward and Irene Williamson, both of Wesson; grandchildren, Avery, Riley, and Hunter Ray; and his beloved cat and faithful companion, Snowball.

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