Martha Gibson Ray
Born: April 12, 1946
Passed: April 20, 2021
Daughter: Sarah Rebecca Ray
Parents: Doris Ink Ray and Theodore B. Ray, Jr.
Grandparents: Hazel Dixon Ray and Theodore B. Ray, Sr. & Doris Smith Ink and Joseph Ink
Siblings: Theodore Burt Ray III (passed 11/3/2017), Robert Charles Ray, Laura Elizabeth Ray, Peter Frances Ray
Brother-in-Law: Josh Stevens
Gavin Schill’s “My Little Friend”
Loving Daycare mother to:
Christina and Giacomo Ryan
Alli Patrick, Danny and Kelly
Ashley Peter, Grace and George
Anthony Jori and Staci
Brian Stacey and Rachel
Corey Annie and Kristen
Kasey Timmy and Brian
Sara, Naomi and Ben Laura
Kaitlin Stephen and Kyle
Matthew Beth and Daniel
Jeremy Mireille, John, Daniel and Michael
Stephanie Sean and Kelly
Lauren and Anne Alexander, Veronique, Valerie and Olivier
Ayaka Eric and Evan
Loving foster mother to Joseph Jean Paul and Gertie Guy.
Host of other relatives and friends.
Graduated from North Allegheny Jr. Sr. High School, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 1965.
Did missionary work with the Navajo Indians in Ganado Arizona in 1965.
Did missionary work with the people of Haiti in 1966 – know as “La Belle Martha.”
Graduated from Central School of Practical Nursing, Cleveland, Ohio in 1969.
Member and supporter of Christ Episcopal Church, Shaker Heights, Ohio since 1969.
Traveled to Iceland, Ireland, and Europe.
Did Irish dancing with the Murphy Irish Arts Center.
At Christ Episcopal Church, Martha helped prepare food for charitable outreach for three Saturdays every month, baked bread for hospitality bags, helped with the St. Herman’s Lunch Ministry, was a member of the Daughters of the King, served as an Usher and Reader and Acolyte, participated in Bible Study, participated in the Prayer Shawl Ministry, and helped with the “What’s Your 200 Campaign” by collecting 200 new or gently used children’s books to be given to various organizations. Martha’s car bumper sticker: God Loves You, No Exceptions.
A Memorial Service and life celebration will be held on Saturday, April 9, 2022 at 2 PM at Christ Episcopal Church, 3445 Warrensville Center Road, Shaker Heights, Ohio 44122.
In lieu of flowers, please send contributions to Christ Episcopal Church, P.O. Box 202690, Shaker Heights, OH 44120 or donate online at cometochristchurch.org press the green "Give" tab. Go to the dropdown menu and select "Memorial Gift".