Anne M. Ray, 71, of Hendersonville, went to be with the Lord on September 3, 2017 while surrounded by her family at the Elizabeth House after a valiant battle with cancer. Her devotion to her family and her firm belief in God supported her in her struggle and ultimately gave her peace.
Anne was born to the late Oscar and Edna Pitts in Norfolk, VA on November 12, 1945. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Alec Ray Pitts (Hoppy) and Dwight Pitts and one sister, Rosalie Anderson.
She was an inspiration to all who met her, always putting God and her family first. Aside from spending time with her family, Anne enjoyed gardening, sewing and reading. She was a special light who will forever impact the lives of those who knew her.
She is survived by her daughters, Anita McCarty (Dave), Tammy Rogers (Rick) and Deanna Abels; her sons, Richard Ray and Robert Jon Ray (Nikki); 23 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.
A funeral will be held 2pm Friday, September 8, at Balfour Baptist Church. Rev. Joe Lund and Rev. Dan Blackwell will officiate. Burial will follow in Dana Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive guests from 6 until 8pm Thursday at Shuler Funeral Home.
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Hendersonville, NC 28791
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Hendersonville, NC 28792