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Debbie Ray

July 9, 1956 — April 14, 2019

Born in Galllatin, TN on July 9, 1956 Departed on April 14, 2019 and resided in Portland, TN Visitation: Alexander Funeral Home and Cremation CenterTuesday April 16, 2019 2:00pm to 8:00pmWednesday April 17, 2019 9:00am to 11:00amFuneral: Alexander Funeral Home and Cremation CenterWednesday April 17, 2019 11:00am
Debbie Lou Ray

Born in Galllatin, TN on July 9, 1956

Departed on April 14, 2019 and resided in Portland, TN

Visitation: Alexander Funeral Home and Cremation Center Tuesday April 16, 2019 2:00pm to 8:00pmWednesday April 17, 2019 9:00am to 11:00amFuneral: Alexander Funeral Home and Cremation Center Wednesday April 17, 2019 11:00am

Debbie Lou Ray, age 62 of Portland, TN, passed away April 14, 2019. Mrs. Ray was born July 9, 1956 in Gallatin, TN. She is preceded in death by parents, Ralph and Annie Jo Ray and first husband, Rickey Shannon. She is survived by daughter, April Barton (Adam); son, Richie Shannon (Cindy); sisters, Jonnie Ryan (Gordon) and Wendy Ray; grandchildren, Taylor Shannon, Jacob Shannon and Kloe Barton; best friend, Demetra Strother; fur baby, Jazz and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral Service will be 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, April 17th from the chapel of Alexander Funeral Home & Cremation Center. Interment will follow in Crestview Memory Gardens with Richie Shannon, Jacob Shannon, Adam Barton, Shane Ray, Anthony Ray and Chris Ray serving as pallbearers. Visitation will be Tuesday, April 16th from 2:00-8:00 p.m. and Wednesday, April 17th from 9:00 a.m. until time of service.

Mrs. Ray was a loving mother and grandmother, loving them with all her heart. Elvis Presley was her first love.

Online condolences may be submitted at alexandergallatin.com. Alexander Funeral Home & Cremation Center, located at 584 Nashville Pike in Gallatin, is in charge of arrangements. (615) 502-0011 Obit Line (615) 502-0555

5 Comments Wade Payne April 17, 2019 at 8:39 pm - Reply

To Wendy and the rest of the family I am sorry we lost Debbie but she is in heaven and we are all happy she's up there God is good all the time and all the time God is good

April Barton April 18, 2019 at 11:33 pm - Reply

Thank you. I will pass the message along to Wendy.

Wade Payne April 17, 2019 at 8:41 pm - Reply

To Wendy and the rest of the family i'm so sorry we lost Debbie she's in heaven now and we're happy she's up there God is good all the time and all the time God is good

Julia Hernandez April 18, 2019 at 6:39 pm - Reply

I’m so sorry for your familys loss. Please accept my sincere condolences. I personally know the loss of a loved one, and the pain can seem overwhelming. However, I found comfort in the Bible’s promise for the future (Acts 24:15) I hope this helps bring some comfort in this time of sorrow.

April Barton April 18, 2019 at 11:32 pm - Reply

Thank you for your kind words.

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