Official Obituary of

Effie J. Ray

May 1, 1937 ~ April 28, 2023 (age 85) 85 Years Old

Effie Ray Obituary

John 11:25 Jesus said into her I am the resurrection and the life he that believeth in me though they were dead, yet they live. 

Effie Jane Allen Ray, 85 of Madison, TN formerly of Benton Harbor departed this life on April 28, 2023.  

Effie is survived by her children Valencia Ray and Lydrell Ray; granddaughters, Lisa Grant, Sureda Grant, Kaniyah, and Paradise; great-grandchildren, Jonathan Grant, Reginald Keller Jr, and Malik Grant; great-great-grandchildren, Reginald Keller III and Zoie Grant; goddaughter Kanesha Bates; a host of nieces, nephews, family, and friends.  

 Effie was preceded in death by her father, Robert Allen; mother, Mattie Wilson; husband, JC Ray; daughter, Elizabeth Grant; brother, Lucian Allen Sr.; sisters, Elizabeth Coats, Annie Dorothy Jones, and Bobbie Jean Lucas. 

Grandmother, we see you, we love you, we knew you as the matriarch of our family, you were the rock and a Queen. You will always be a gem, a diamond, and we love you dearly. You looked up and saw a star and wondered if it was for you, and God said yes Effie I prepared a star just for you. 

Grandma, we love you more than any word can say, and we hold all the time we spent together close to our hearts, and we will miss you each, and every day, but you are now with your family in heaven. We love you and we miss you such much already. 

Effie Ray knew, loved, and worshipped the Lord Jesus Christ. 

She used to always say “Get to know the Lord on a personal level. 

Heaven received a good one back. 

Rest Up Effie Jane Allen Ray.  

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May 12, 2023

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Robbins Brothers Funeral Home
204 S Fair Avenue
Benton Harbor, MI 49022

Funeral Service
May 12, 2023

12:00 PM
Robbins Brothers Funeral Home
204 S Fair Avenue
Benton Harbor, MI 49022


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