Jeffrey Neil Ray

June 2, 1983 - July 12, 2019
Tuesday, July 16, 2019
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A Mass of Christian burial for Jeffrey Neil Ray, 36, of Lafayette will be held at Our Lady Help of Christians Catholic Church on Wednesday, July 17, 2019, at 1 p.m., with Father Charles McMillin officiating.

The family requests visitation be held beginning today, Tuesday, July 16, 2019, from 4-8 p.m. continuing on Wednesday, July 17, 2019, from 9-11:30 a.m. A rosary will be prayed today, Tuesday, at 6 p.m. in Martin and Castile Funeral Home, located at 600 E. Farrel Road in Lafayette.

Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery in Jennings under the direction of Martin and Castile Funeral Home in Lafayette.

Surrounded by his loving family, Mr. Ray passed away on July 12, 2019, at 6:02 a.m. in the Heart Hospital of Lafayette. Jeffrey was born in Jennings American Legion Hospital on June 2, 1983, to Warren J. and Darlene (LeJeune) Ray. He was a 2001 graduate of St. Thomas More High School in Lafayette. Jeffrey received an associate degree from ITT Technical Institute in Houston, Texas. He worked at Deep South Chemical in Broussard.

Jeffrey was an avid New York Yankees fan. He could quote stats of every past and present player. His love of baseball started while coaching his son’s Little League baseball teams while living in Alexandria.

His greatest accomplishment was raising his three children. Jeffrey is survived by a son, Jace Alexander, and two daughters, Alyssa Julianne and Karly Jade Ray, all of Lafayette; his father, Warren J. Ray and his stepmother, Carol; his mother, Darlene LeJeune Ray; and one sister, Erin Denise Ray. He is also survived by numerous uncles, aunts and cousins.

Mr. Ray was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Lawrence V. Ray of Lake Arthur and Julia Klein Ray of Jennings; and his maternal grandparents, Nathan and Leta P. LeJeune of Jennings.

Pallbearers will be Glenn Ray, Lynn Ray, Grant Ray, Adam Ray, Charles Ray and Paul Vondenstein.

Special thanks to the nurses and staff at Heart Hospital of Lafayette during this difficult time.

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