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I just lost my one and only son to congestive heart failure on December 3, 2012. Please, if you can find the time, leave my beloved son a flower and note. My heart is broken...
David Ray Raley, Jr.
A native of San Diego, CA. Family roots are: England, Maryland, Tennessee, Arkansas, Kentucky, Oklahoma, Missouri, Illinois & California.
Please feel free to peruse through the memorials I have set up for these very special people listed here. Some are family, some were acquaintances, some are past co-workers and some stories have touched my heart as I read of their demise. To view the entries, click on the words "70 Memorials Added" listed to the right of this column. You will then be directed to a page with names of those I have placed on this site. Thank you in advance for your kindness in visiting.
Unlike many of the new comers to Find-A-Grave, I am not anal about photos. If you wish to use my photos, please do. Also, unlike most others here, I will not question a transference of ownership of any memorial I have posted who is not my own family. Ask, and I'll be most happy to turn it over.
For corrections or concerns about the listings, please e-mail me.
Thank you in advance & may God bless & keep you in His tender care.
"Death is a door to Eternity for the believer."
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|Rhonda C. Poynter||RE: Dave Ray Raley, Jr.|
Hi - Thank You for your message, and I am so pleased that you are okay with my having highlighted your son's page...believe it or not, I have had just a couple of requests to take a name down - but I do understand. Some folks are very particular about the tokens put on their pages, etc. - and I used to ask people before I ran a name, but so many folks didn't give me a no or a go...so, I just do what I've done all my life, jump and hope for the best. =) I'm so sorry that your son had health issues; my boy Gannon is very, very physically and mentally disabled, and I just feel so badly for all the trials he endures - but he is so brave about it that it leaves me in awe. I hope that Dave will get more visitors, and once my 'regulars' know a name, they check back again and again, and so now you're probably stuck with us. ha! Take good care and even though I am not on here as much right now due to my own health issues, I will always, always get back to someone asap, and so say hi once in awhile. Hugs, Rhonda and Gannon Blue
|May you be blessed with love & flowers-Phyllis||RE: Thank you...|
You are more than welcome. Our loved ones all need to be remembered.
|Mom to angels Bo and Chris||RE: Thank you and...|
Thanks for adding me as a friend! You are an awesome findagraver! I am glad to know that I have added such a wonderful person to my group of friends! God bless you!
|Mom to angels Bo and Chris||RE: Thank you...|
Thank you for your sweet note. It was my honor to visit your son's memorial. I know that pain all too well. God bless you and surround you with many happy memories of the past.... Prayers for you and your family. We will all be together again in God's time! Cecile
|Mom to angels Bo and Chris||God bless, keep and comfort|
My sympathy on the passing of your son. I have lost both of my sons, Bo (my oldest) in 2003.. Dec 28..(angel day approaching), and Chris (my middle child) in 1995. I still have a daughter who has 3 children, and they are such a blessing. I miss my boys every day, but I know that they are in a far better place, and one day, in God's time, I want to be with them again!
God bless you..and give you peace, and joy in this Christmas season. Jesus is the reason for the season...and he took your angel home to wait for you!
I put your son on my profile page and I hope it helped to get a few flowers. I also asked Santa to visit him so maybe he will get some more for Christmas. Hope you are doing well. I know it is hard. Nothing worse... I also hope you are not alone.
Christmas Hugs, Nita
Here is Cameo's poem. If you like it, feel free to share):
twas' 11 days before Christmas, around 9:38
when 20 beautiful children stormed through heaven's gate.
their smiles were contagious, their laughter filled the air.
they could hardly believe all the beauty they saw there.
they were filled with such joy, they didn't know what to say.
they remembered nothing of what had happened earlier that day.
"where are we?" asked a little girl, as quiet as a mouse.
"this is heaven." declared a small boy. "we're spending Christmas at God's house."
when what to their wondering eyes did appear,
but Jesus, their savior, the children gathered near.
He looked at them and smiled, and they smiled just the same.
then He opened His arms and He called them by name.
and in that moment was joy, that only heaven can bring
those children all flew into the arms of their King
and as they lingered in the warmth of His embrace,
one small girl turned and looked at Jesus' face.
and as if He could read all the questions she had
He gently whispered to her, "I'll take care of mom and dad."
then He looked down on earth, the world far below
He saw all of the hurt, the sorrow, and woe
then He closed His eyes and He outstretched His hand,
"Let My power and presence re-enter this land!"
"may this country be delivered from the hands of fools"
"I'm taking back my nation. I'm taking back my schools!"
then He and the children stood up without a sound.
"come now my children, let me show you around."
excitement filled the space, some skipped and some ran.
all displaying enthusiasm that only a small child can.
and i heard Him proclaim as He walked out of sight,
"in the midst of this darkness, I AM STILL THE LIGHT."
(¯`v´¯) `*.*´ Angel
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|Blessings ***||RE: Thank you...|
I am sooooo sorry about your son. I know that has to be the worse pain ever... I have missed you. I have been through a lot but still hanging in here. You are in my prayers.
I know Christmas will be bad, you will be in my thoughts. I hope you have family to help you through this terrible painful time.
Love and Hugs
Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours. You say to email you but you leave no emai address. lol
It is going to be nice weather here. Sad again for me but I am getting better.
you took a photo of her grave -- do you know what the cemetery is? -- thanks
Added by Donna on Feb 24, 2012 11:25 AM
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