Nancy Jane Ray

Nancy Jane Ray, 70, of Simpsonville, wife of Bobby Dean Ray, passed away on Monday, August 15, 2022.  Born in Boiling Spring, NC, she was a daughter of the late Edgar Alonzo and Eula Mae Greene Smart.

In addition to her husband, Nancy is survived by her son, Jeremy Ray and his wife, Amanda, of Atlanta; her daughter Andrea Pitts and her husband, Chris, of Anderson; four grandsons, Levi Sting Ray, Jackson Ray Pitts, Eli Owen Pitts, and Sam Dean Pitts; and three siblings, Linda (Earl) Bridges, Donald “Gumbo” Smart, Sheila (Gene) Tolley.

A private memorial service will be held for the family. Please leave condolences below.

Condolences to the family of Nancy Jane Ray

  • Jean Craig
    2 years ago

    She was my neighbor, my very good friend and will be truly missed by all. She loved her family and grandchildren so much. She went through so much and was such a trooper. She is now with the Lord. God bless my friend. You were loved by all!!!!❤️

    • Helen White
      2 years ago

      My prayers go out to Nancy’s family. Went to school with her and Bobby.

  • Bailey Hiles
    2 years ago

    Miss Nancy always treated me like one of her own children… It was a blessing to know her and I’m so thankful that I was able to know her. She’s going to be greatly missed by everyone.

  • Diane Davis
    2 years ago

    My Sweet Nancy it’s hard to find the words to let you know how I feel right now. I don’t think I’ve ever known anyone as strong as you. I will never forget all the laughs we had. I love you and always will. I’ll see you soon.
    Diane Davis
    My Condolence to the entire family.
    I know how your feeling and wanted each one of you to know I’m praying for you and I love you.
    Diane Davis

  • Susan Reid
    2 years ago

    I loved working with this sweet and beautiful lady and seeing her family such a positive and loving woman God bless this family always 💕

  • Don and Pat White
    2 years ago

    Pat and I are deeply saddened of Nancy’s passing. My condolences to you and family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  • Kevin Keiser
    2 years ago

    Bob and Andrea,

    So sorry to hear of Nancy’s passing. She was always smiling and such a genuinely nice person. I will be out of town this weekend, but you will all be in my family’s thoughts and prayers.

  • Linda Bridges
    2 years ago

    My sweet courageous Sister!! I am heartbroken! I always told her, that I wanted to be just like her when I grew up.. ( I am 8 years older) so strong, you fought a good fight with such Grace.. without a doubt, I know where you are, and you, Daddy and Mama are having one grand reunion . What a Day that will be when my Jesus face , I shall see.. See you one day Sis!!!!

  • Anna Holcombe
    2 years ago

    Bob, Bruce and I would like to extend our sincere sympathy. I followed Nancy’s brave walk with this terrible cancer. Never any self pity and always willing to try that next step. She is in Gods loving arms now- no more pain. We will pray for you. Sincerely. Anna Holcombe

  • Reggie Anderson
    2 years ago

    Bernice and I are praying for you and your family doing this time of bereavement.

  • Sandra Counts
    2 years ago

    Andrea and Chris and family, I wish I was in Anderson to give you a big hug. From what I knew of your mom she was an amazing lady! I know she’ll be missed but I know that you are comforted to know exactly where she is! I love you and I’m so sorry for your loss.

  • Bob,

    Sending our sincere prayers and condolences to you and your family at this time of bereavement.

    Pastor Vincent Anderson
    Aiken Chapel Missionary Baptist Church Taylor’s SC

  • Dauphinee
    2 years ago

    Bob, Andrea, Jeremy,

    We are so sorry to hear about Nancy’s passing. She was such a precious woman and was always so kind to us and our family, just as you have all been. We will never forget the trip you both made to the NC mountains for our wedding. Taking pictures and being our biggest supporters. It was an honor to have you both there and we talk about that often. Thank you for your example of loving people right where they are. We know she will be terribly missed and we are praying for the whole family in the weeks and months to come.

    All of our love,
    Tyler, Leslie, Levi and Miles Dauphinee

  • John Dado
    2 years ago

    Bob, we are deeply saddened by your family’s loss. I remember Nancy as being full of joy and very encouraging to all of us young engineers and couples. She was a role model and had an impact on us that will last long past her time on earth. RIP Nancy

  • Carolyn Shirley
    2 years ago

    Jeremy and Family,
    I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your sweet Mom.
    I taught you in the second grade at Plain Elementary.
    Your Mom was always such a supporter and was willing to help in any way. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family at this difficult time.
    With deepest sympathy,
    Mrs. Shirley

  • Tammy Morgan
    2 years ago

    Bob, Andrea and Jeremy,

    Rusty and I are so sorry to hear of Nancy’s passing. Nancy was such an example of strength, courage, love and faith! She was always trusting in the Lord and knew He was with her in all things. Nancy will be missed on this earth, but we will see her again! Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  • Fred and Pat Webb
    2 years ago

    Bob, our deepest sympathy in your loss. Sending prayers for you and your family.

  • Jan & Ronnie Rigsby
    2 years ago

    So sorry! I am heartbroken for you all! Nancy was the most precious lady! She fought a hard fight! No more pain! Praying for you Bob, Jeremy, Andrea and family.

  • Vince and Donna Miller
    2 years ago

    Bob, Thinking of you and Nancy and family and your courage and hope and faith as you faced this difficult trial. Praying for comfort and peace from God during this time of mourning and remembrance of a life well lived and the persevering faith Nancy shared in a bright future that endures forevermore!

  • Jim Moose Meaders
    2 years ago

    Bob so sorry to hear about Nan, such a bubbly smiling addition to this world and your life.
    May God bless you and your family during this time and be with you in your coming days
    as you adjust to a new chapter without your precious bride,

  • Tony and Darlett Owens
    2 years ago

    Bob , Andrea and Jeremy,

    Nancy was always had this beaming smile and always made you feel special when you would she see her. Such a beautiful woman inside and out. She will be missed by all. God has Nancy now and she is always going to be with us in our hearts until we meet again. Your Faith and Love from God, family, and friends will see you thought this tough time. Bob and Nancy had taught me what love for your life partner really is. Bob would be rushing to get out of the office late nights sometimes telling me he had to get home to his Bride. I will always remember Nancy and Bob’s love for one another it was special and the love they have for their children. Truly Special couple to me. God bless you. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

  • Harold & Ashley Dobbins
    2 years ago


    Ashley and I were sorry to hear of Nancy’s passing . Nancy life’s exemplified grace while on this earth. Nancy brought happiness to all that she meet. Bob, you and your family are in our prays.

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