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Shirley Joyce Ray
February 11, 1947 - July 6, 2021
Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory
lupe torrez
Jennie Alonzo
Jennifer Kite
Tonya Brewer
Morgan Permenter
Kristen McGregory
Stacy Fielding
Michael/Lynn Holcomb
Michele Bryant Light a candle
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Visitation
Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home
3800 N. Big Spring St
Midland, Texas 79705
Thursday 7/8, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Service
Nalley-Pickle & Welch Chapel
Friday 7/9, 11:30 am
Cemetery
Resthaven Memorial Park - Midland
Friday 7/9

Shirley Joyce Ray, 74, of Midland, passed away on Tuesday, July 6, surrounded by her family. The family will receive friends on Thursday, July 8, from 4:00pm -6:00pm at Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home in Midland. Funeral services will be held on Friday, July 9, at 11:30am at Nalley-Pickle & Welch Chapel. Shirley was born …
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Jim and Lyn Miller left a message on July 10, 2021:
Our sincere sympathy to Misti and the family at this time of great loss. Although we did not know Shirley, we have been friends with Misti and Tim for many years and want them to know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and all of the family.
lupe torrez left a message on July 8, 2021:
Theres always a reason why we meet special people. People that heal our broken souls our tainted spirits our broken lives they are called angels in disguise. When I met the Ray's my life was as shattered as a broken kaleidoscope at times It was brutal getting out of bed but every day that went by those smiles and goodmornings I got from these Angels my love birds I was mending I was healing. Just seeing my love birds interact with each other I felt at ease joy happpiness, and complete. Just seeing Ms. Shirley's eyes sparkle when we had chery mash or a glass of coke watching soaps it was healing and soothing. I got to experience their family dynamics their holistic way of seeing life was a true blessing. It was a joy being part of them n a crucial sensitive time in their lives. I sincerely thank them and my Jesus for putting me in their lives I learned to live. They all will always have a special place n my heart and n my babies. Love yall to pieces with gratitude and humbleness all of yall mean alot to me.. Thank you Lupe Torrez RN, BSN, MBA AKA Charlie Brown
lupe torrez left a message on July 8, 2021:
My sincere condolences, I love yall with all my heart . Thank yall for being a blessing.
Joann Rice left a message on July 8, 2021:
Sending my deepest sympathy and heartfelt condolences to the family it was pleasure to know her I can tell she was a beautiful person inside and out she has gained her wings no more pain may she continue to rest in paradise 🙏 🙏🙏
Jennie Alonzo left a message on July 7, 2021:
We are praying for you and your family. We are deeply sorry for you loss.
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Becky Smart left a message on July 7, 2021:
My heart goes out to you and your family during this time. Your mother was an AMAZING woman and she will truly be missed. I am so sorry for all you are going through. I will keep all of you in my thoughts and prayers. I love you guys so much. Please let me know if there is anything you need. Becky
Jennifer Kite left a message on July 7, 2021:
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Teresa Roberts left a message on July 7, 2021:
Love and prayers for Ronnie, Christi, Misti and families. Shirley was a beautiful friend. So many precious memories together, raising our kids, but one that will forever remain in my heart is the day she and I cried together as we sent Christi and Chad off to A&M. She was a proud and wonderful Mom! And a blessing to me.
Tonya Brewer left a message on July 7, 2021:
In memory of Shirley Joyce Ray, Tonya Brewer lit a candle
Tonya Brewer left a message on July 7, 2021:
Mrs. Ray was like a mom to me. I met her when Misit and I made the dance team in high school and at the time I was in foster care. Her, Ronnie, Misti, and Christy took me in and treated me like family, as I know they did many. So many memories made on trips (not sure she got over the noises I use to make just to tease her) as well as all the memories with sleepovers and such at their house, especially with that juke box! I will forever cherish those memories and y'all as a family! You are all a true example of what a great & loving people look like. Mrs. Ray LOVED her girls' and grandbabies and I'm grateful to God that I met her and had the honor to see the great example of what the true love of a momma looks like! I love you guys SO much and I'm so sorry for your loss. Please know y'all are in my prayers and she will truly be missed!
Morgan Permenter left a message on July 7, 2021:
May GOD light your way to eternal life and praise the life you left behind. You are an amazing person and I’m blessed to have met you and to be close to those you have left behind. You ARE a beautiful woman and will be missed throughout our days. Love you Miss Shirley. UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN.
Kristen McGregory left a message on July 7, 2021:
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Stacy Fielding left a message on July 7, 2021:
Shirley was such a beautiful lady - so sweet and loving. I’ll miss her so very much.
Michael/Lynn Holcomb left a message on July 7, 2021:
Michael and I are so sorry for your loss. Shirley was a beautiful kind person. She will be missed much. Prayers for you Ronnie Christy and Misty.
Michele Bryant left a message on July 7, 2021:
Much love and prayers for the family. I will treasure her love and great memories the Ray's and Bryant's shared forever.
Jim Christoferson left a message on July 6, 2021:
Christi -- Very sorry for your loss. Much love and many prayers for you and your beautiful family. Jim
Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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