James Ray Abell

James Ray Abell

Birth
Richmond City, Virginia, USA
Death 18 Oct 2012 (aged 61)
Richmond City, Virginia, USA
Burial Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 153131950 · View Source
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I see Fireflies and Butterflies that remind me of you, Bullfrogs and Groundhogs that run on the farm loose. Odie and the Cats are all fine you see, Your Koi are all Beautiful as you made them to be. I miss you each and every day, always in my heart you will forever stay......All my Love I send to you in Heaven, Catch it on a shooting star and send it back to me forever. Love, Shirley Little Bits
James Ray Abell, 61, of Powhatan, passed away in the early morning hours of Thursday, October 18, 2012 and began his final and greatest venture. Ray leaves behind his cherished Shirley of 30 years. He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Jean Abell of Richmond. Other relatives include aunts, cousins, nieces and nephews. By his own vision and hands-on determination, Ray strove for perfection in each of his ventures. He began his business career in 1986 by creating Time Photo, a single photo lab offering customers a new level of service and technology. The chain of stores was sold when Ray decided to pursue a new venture. He had discovered Japanese koi fish. He had fallen in love with the beauty, symmetry, and history of what he admired as living art. Ray dug a single pond in 1991, and Nishikigoi of Niigata was born. Over the next 21 years, Ray’s passion for excellence never wavered. Whether his focus was on his koi, his beloved pets, or perfecting his skills in the world of drag racing, he never settled for second best. Ray took his dreams, and worked tirelessly until they each became truly unique realities. His path was blessed with unbreakable bonds of true friendship. Special thanks are given to the Maulding and Nichols families. His remains rest at the Huguenot Chapel of Woody Funeral Home, 1020 Huguenot Road, where funeral services will be held. Monday. Entombment Dale Memorial Park.


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  • Created by: Anonymous
  • Added: 1 Oct 2015
  • Find a Grave Memorial 153131950
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for James Ray Abell (18 Oct 1951–18 Oct 2012), Find a Grave Memorial no. 153131950, citing Dale Memorial Park, Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Anonymous (contributor 46862836) .