Gloria M. Ray

December 14, 1935 ~ May 25, 2022 (age 86)


Gloria M. Ray, 86, of Lakeland, passed away on Wednesday, May 25, 2022. She was born in Indianapolis, Indiana on December 14, 1935 to Carl and Miriam Larsh.

Gloria worked as a bookkeeper for many years and retired as a Timekeeper for the U.S. Postal Service. She was a long-time member of Lakes Church (formally Church at the Mall) and enjoyed her Sunday School class. Gloria loved to play the piano, so much that she replaced her dining room furniture with a grand piano. She also enjoyed gardening, reading, and watching Hallmark Christmas movies. What Gloria loved the most was her family, every moment spent with her family was a precious memory.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Charles Ray.

Gloria is survived by her children, Terry (Dana) Gaddis Monnett, Scott (Tina) Gaddis, Lisa (Scott)Ray Jones; grandchildren, Angela (Matthew) Monnett Baumgart, Jennifer Monnett Lavoine, Tony (Sunshine) Monnett, Jeremy (Tiffany) Monnett, Jesse Monnett, Emmalee Monnett, Michael (Brittany) Gaddis, Dana Gaddis, Joseph (Alexis) Jones, David (Heather) Jones, Caleb Jones; 21 great-grandchildren; brother, Carl (Kathaleen) Larsh.

A Celebration of Life will be at Lakeland Funeral Home on Friday June 3, 2022. Visitation from 10 AM -11 AM, Celebration at 11 AM.

Gloria’s favorite color was blue and in her memory Gloria’s family will be wearing blue to the Celebration of Life, and they invite guests to also wear blue for Gloria.

In Lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Hope for Brazil Ministry 3616 Harden Blvd Box 334 Lakeland, FL 33803.

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Click here to view a webcast of the service on 6/3/2022 at 10:55 AM, Eastern Standard Time.

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June 3, 2022

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
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Lakeland, FL 33801

June 3, 2022

11:00 AM
Lakeland Funeral Home
2125 South Bartow Hwy
Lakeland, FL 33801


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