Judy was born in Greencastle, on February 12, 1947, the daughter of Sam and Maxine Maude (Lady) Dickey, and was a graduate of Greencastle High School.
Mrs. Ray was a member of New Providence Baptist Church.
Survivors include her husband of 56 years, Howard Ray; five children, Lisa Wood, (husband-Randy), Tammie Fields, Howie Ray (wife-Christy), Crystal Gorham, (husband-Todd), and Sam Ray, (wife-Karen); a brother, Bill Lady, (wife-Camie); two sisters, Pam Jones, and Vicky Beams, (husband-Bud); Several grandchildren, great-grandchildren; and great-great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Bob Lady; a grandson, Andy Fields; her mother-in-law, Neda Ray; and her father-in-law, Howard Ray Sr.
Private family services will be held Tuesday, burial will follow in Clinton Falls Cemetery.
Memories may be shared with the family at www.Hopkins-Rector.com.
“You can shed tears that she is gone, or you can smile because she has lived. You can close your eyes and pray that she’ll come back, or you can open your eyes and see all she’s left. Your heart can be empty because you can’t see her, or you can be full of the love you shared. You can turn your back on tomorrow and live yesterday, or you can be happy for tomorrow because of yesterday. You can remember her only that she is gone, or you can cherish her memory and let it live on. You can cry and close your mind, be empty and turn your back. Or you can do what she’d want: smile, open your eyes, love and go on.”