Mary Margaretta Ray Faithful church member Mary Margaretta Ray, 87, a lifelong resident of Elizabeth, N.J., was called home Jan. 8, 2017. A celebration of her wonderful life will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017, at 11 a.m. at the Shiloh Baptist Church, 95 Murray St., Elizabeth. Visitation is at 10 a.m. until time of services. Arrangements are in the loving care of the Nesbitt Funeral Home, 165 Madison Ave., Elizabeth. Mary retired after 20 years from Bowman Distribution Center. A faithful member of Shiloh Baptist Church, she served on the missionary board, senior choir, and the combined choirs. Mary also served in the soup kitchen where her primary responsibility was the clothing ministry. Mary was predeceased by her husband, Withrow H. Ray and her daughter, Mary. Mary leaves to cherish her memory her children, Katrina, Ethelyn White, Withrow (Peter), Wenda Mitchell-Martin, and Roxanne Jay. Mary also leaves 11 grand children, 26 great-grandchildren, and a host of family and friends. What a wonderful life.
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