Ray Phillips

May 31, 1934 - August 15, 2015
Ray Phillips

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PHILLIPS, Ray 81, of Williamsburg, passed away on Saturday, August 15, 2015. He is preceded in death by his parents, Jess and Rosie Phillips; brothers, Hershel, Chester, J.C, Flay, Earl; and sister, Mildred. Ray is survived by his wife of 23 years, Wanda Phillips; daughter, Joyce Ann Phillips Press and husband Bruce Press; grandchildren, Max, Tabitha, and Amanda Press, great-grandchildren, Hannah and Virginia Press; sisters, Shirley, Sheila, Elizabeth; brothers, Reggie, Ivan, Johnny; step-children, Larry, Evelyn, Dean; 5 step grandchildren; 11 step great-grandchildren; and many other family members and friends. Ray loved the outdoors and was an avid fisherman and hunter. He also had a passion for both playing and listening to blue grass music. The family will receive friends on August 17, 2015 from 6-8 pm at Smith Memorial Baptist Church, 6515 Richmond Rd. Williamsburg, VA 23188. A graveside service will be conducted on August 18, 2015 at 1 pm at Williamsburg Memorial Park, 130 King William Dr. Williamsburg, VA 23188. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Hospice House of Williamsburg, 4445 Powhatan Pkwy. Williamsburg, VA 23188.

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  • August 20, 2015
    Hai Nguyen says:
    Dear Joyce, I am so sorry for your lost. Through listening to you in the past I know how much your father meant for you. He was such a great man to raise you, his daughter. I am sure he will rest in peace in the grace of God. I will keep your father in my prayer. Sincerely, Hai

  • August 20, 2015
    Dave and Maureen Sloggie says:
    Joyce and Bruce, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of Joyce's father. I pray that your tears of sadness soon change to gentle smiles of your fond memories with him. God bless you and your family.

  • August 20, 2015
    Gia Stull says:
    Hi Joyce. I am so sorry for your loss. It's always hard to know what to say at these times. My Nana just passed a couple of weeks ago, 97 years old. I was fortunate enough to see her in March, somehow knowing that would be the last time and a chance to say goodbye. But even though death is a part of life, it doesn't make the loss of a loved one any easier. I guess they say that time does that. My thoughts and prayers are with and your family and may your Dad rest in peace...Gia

  • August 23, 2015
    Kristy R - Reno, NV says:
    I am very sorry for your loss. One encouraging thought you might find comforting in this difficult time is found at John 5:28, 29. “The hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out.” God gives us this beautiful hope that he will soon resurrect our dead loved ones and we can see them again. Sincerely, Kristy jw.org