June 22, 2013

Susan Neoma Mae Ray

— Susan Neoma Mae Ray, 42, of Cleveland, Tenn., went to be with the Lord Thursday, June 20, 2013, at her residence. Susan was born Jan. 27, 1971 in Athens, Tenn. She was preceded in death by her husband, Billy Dewayne Ray.

She is survived by her parents, G.C. and Sue McInturff of Englewood, Tenn.; daughters and son-in-law Shanna Ward, Shelby Ward, Shayla Ward, Kayla and Bryon Wilson, all of Cleveland, Tenn.; brothers and sisters-in-law Roger McInturff of Madisonville, Tenn., Mickey McInturff of Etowah, Tenn.; Phil and Lily McInturff of Cohutta, David McInturff of Englewood, John and Mandy McInturff of Rome, Ga.; grandchildren, Hailey, Alecia and Kaylee; and nieces and nephews.

Susan touched the lives of countless people with her compassion and generosity. She never missed an opportunity to share words of encouragement and bless everyone with her unforgettable smile. During her five-year battle with cancer, Susan never wavered from her steadfast faith in the Lord.

Services to celebrate the life of Mrs. Susan Neoma Mae Ray will be held today at 11 a.m. at the Worship Center at Westside with Bishop Paul Winston and Pastor Martin Quinonez officiating. Interment will follow in the Dogwood Cemetery beside her husband. The family  received friends at the church on Saturday.

A memorial fund has been established in honor of Susan to care for her three daughters she left behind. All contributions can be made to The Susan Ray Benevolence Fund, c/o The Worship Center at Westside, P.O. Box 826, Rocky Face, GA 30740-0826.

Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.pondersfuneralhome.com.

Arrangements are by Ponders Melrose Chapel, 138 Melrose Drive, Dalton, (706) 226-4002.