302-478-7100 Wilmington & Hockessin, DE

Terry Lynn Ray

Terry Lynn Ray (Richardson), 61, of Wilmington, DE, passed away on July 13, 2019 peacefully in her home.

Terry was born in 1957 to Marie J. Richardson and Richard C. Richardson. After graduating from Delcastle Technical High School in 1976, she landed her first job at Phillip’s Mushroom Farms before working at General Motors for over 25 years.  More recently, she worked as a home caregiver, which she enjoyed a great deal.

She was married to Ronald Ray.  They have three daughters and one grandson; Kimberly Ray, husband Rick Crumb and son Lucas Crumb, Tiffany Lynn and husband Kevin Lynn, and Erin Rankin and husband Ben Rankin.

Terry was predeceased by her father Richard C. Richardson. She is survived by her mother Marie J. Richardson, her older brother Randy D. Richardson, younger brother Ricky W, Richardson, and younger sister Sheila K. Reeves.


In addition to being a dedicated and loving mother and grandmother, Terry also loved playing music, fishing, cooking, bowling, and West Virginia . Throughout her entire life, she held an unwavering faith in God, which she shared with those who surrounded her.

Funeral Services

Visitation will be on Wednesday July 17, 2019 from 6:00-7:00PM at Chandler Funeral Home, 7230 Lancaster Pike, Hockessin, DE

Funeral Service will begin at 7:00PM


    Fredia and Frank jeandell lit a candle
    07/14/2019 04:09 pm
    Carrie D. Hall writes,
    To the family of Terry Ray . I am so sorry for your loss . Please accept my dearest and heartfelt sympathy.
    07/14/2019 10:16 pm
    Debbie Wills lit a candle and writes,
    The world will be a different place dearest Terry. You had so many great talents and a personality so full of kindness. You mothered three beautiful girls and we're blessed with your first grandson who has a smile that shows the warmth of his grandmother. As you rest in the masters presence know that God will cover your children till you meet again. You will be missed till we stand in His presence together. See you in alittle while!
    07/14/2019 10:26 pm
    Gary Ratliff writes,
    Terry has left us many cherished memories for which we are grateful. Praying for her dear family.
    07/15/2019 11:29 am
    Geneva Justice lit a candle and writes,
    Terry was an awesome friend, I will miss her so much
    07/15/2019 01:30 pm
    mary berto grubbs lit a candle and writes,
    So sorry for your family's loss. She was such a kind sweet friend.
    07/15/2019 02:16 pm
    Ray Born lit a candle and writes,
    I am so terribly sorry for your loss. I am sending positive energy, vibes and love to you all. I met Terry once at Ron’s party ans Terry was extremely sweet to me. May she rest in peace.
    07/15/2019 03:26 pm
    Keith @Jewell lit a candle and writes,
    Prayers for the family.She Fought And She was victorious 🙏🏻Always a great friend.As much as she will be missed.Shes at peace.Our memories will carry us now 💙.Until we see her again 😇
    07/15/2019 04:18 pm
    Brenda Horn Snider lit a candle and writes,
    Sending my sincere condolences. Love and prayers to the family.
    07/15/2019 04:51 pm
    Sharon Sue Cross-Hodges lit a candle and writes,
    Thank you, Terry, for all you taught me about playing a bass guitar. You were one of my dearest friends. Im sorry we didnt have more years living nearer to each other. You will be sorely missed.
    07/15/2019 07:02 pm
    Vicky Horn
    07/15/2019 07:11 pm
    Vicky Horn writes,
    My thoughts and prayers are with Ronnie and the family. Haven't seen Kim since Uncle Raymond's Church.
    07/15/2019 07:16 pm
    Jack Potter writes,
    Deepest sympathy to you all may God give comfort
    07/16/2019 05:49 am
    Cathy and Charlie writes,
    We are saddened to receive this news Our heartfelt Love and Prayers ❤
    07/16/2019 07:25 am
    The Riesenbergers writes,
    We are so sorry to hear about Terry. May she finally find peace, and may you be comforted by the many warm memories of her. Love, Donna & Mike
    07/16/2019 08:56 am
    Judy Lagasse writes,
    Prayers for comfort to family and friends.
    07/16/2019 07:36 pm
    Franny Adamowicz &Family writes,
    I'm sorry for your loss
    07/17/2019 09:12 am
    Angela Thomas lit a candle and writes,
    My thoughts and prayers are with the entire family at this time. Rest in Peace.
    07/17/2019 02:28 pm
    Pramod and Mala Mathur lit a candle and writes,
    Terry took care of my father during his last days about 2 years ago. She was always very kind, very thoughtful, very compassionate and very loving. The world has lost a very noble soul.
    07/17/2019 05:31 pm
    Mark & Mary Beatty writes,
    Great lady and friend, worshipped with her, laughed with her. Cherished having the opportunity to meet this great person and her family.....
    07/18/2019 02:30 pm
    Arden and Brenda Cross writes,
    Our deepest Condolences. Prayers for all the family.
    07/18/2019 08:28 pm
    Rick writes,
    When my mother finally met peace at the end of her battle, I was not ready for it, and I've felt her absence every day since. After some time I considered that chapter in my life closed, and that no one would ever stand in the spotlight meant for her again. And then you came along. With quiet grace and dignity you reached across that vast space where sat distant and alone. Then you drew me into your families arms. Everyone moved over some to make room for me, and suddenly I belonged! You never tried to take her place, but you humbly stood beside her and the spotlight became big enough for two. Thats how you earned your place in my heart, where I will keep you for as many days as long as Iive. You were the light of Lukes life. Mine too. We miss you.
    09/15/2019 02:09 am

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