Mildred E Ray, 85, of Roanoke, retired to be with the Lord on Monday, May 4, 2020. She was a kind, compassionate, and forgiving soul and it kept her family together and made her children who they are now. Her faith in the Lord is what kept her going. She never held a grudge against anyone and was a hard worker and humble person.
She was predeceased by her husband, William Ray; parents, Alfred and Sarah Reed; brother, Zannie Reed and Lindsey Reed; sisters, Lantie Beckner and Joyce Howell, daughters, Patsy Cundiff and Sandra Ray, and son, Wayne Pacetti.
Surviving family includes a son, Thomas Pacetti; daughters, Pam Cole, Diane Love, Sarah Gearhart, and Susie Yates; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren, and multiple nieces and nephews.
A service, limited to family, will be held at 2:00 PM on Thursday, May 7, 2020, at the Lotz Funeral Home Chapel in Vinton with Pastor Terry Nester officiating. Interment will follow in Reed Family Cemetery. A monitored visitation will take place for two hours prior to the service where limited visitors will be allowed with social distancing and face coverings required. The service will be webcast at www.lotzfuneralhomevinton.com
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