Wanda Jean Ray Weston, 68, passed from this life Friday, January 6, 2023, at Advent Health South in Orlando, Florida.
Wanda was a wife, mother, sister, aunt, and friend. She was born in Middleton, TN to Daisy P. Ray and Johnnie Ray in the spring of 1954.
She relocated from TN to FL at the age of 11. She graduated from Boone High School in Orlando, FL. After graduation, her heart for other-abled individuals led her to drive the school bus for the Orange County School system. She later began her career with the Florida Department of Transportation, where she worked until she retired. One of the highlights of her work was in 1985 when the department prepared Interstate 4 and surrounding roadways in Orlando, FL for the filming of the movie D.A.R.Y.L.
She leaves behind her husband, Joel Weston, son, Johnny Weston & daughter, Daisy Weston and two brothers, Ogale E. (Randy) Ray and Winfred Alton Ray, several nieces, and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents, her sisters-in-law, Betty Ray (Winfred) & Marcel Ray (J.R. Ray) and her oldest brother James Reginald (J.R.) Ray.
Raising her children, she was very involved and delighted as they grew and accomplished things. Parenthood brought her to know joy and sorrow. After her son had a life altering car accident, she cared for him and visited him in the care facilities faithfully until her illness prevented. She loved him well. Daisy arrived and filled Wanda’s days with love and laughter. She loved this precious girl. Wanda was an active den mother for Daisy while she was in the Girl Scouts, and proudly served as “Mother Hen” while on the annual Camporees. She encouraged Daisy in her education and who later became a Registered Nurse. Daisy lovingly cared for her mom in the final months of her life.
She proudly served and arranged the annual Ray Family Reunion at the Chickasaw State Park each year and supported in the research for the genealogy of the Ray Family tree. She loved her family so very much and was there to support and encourage them all. She loved the Lord Jesus Christ and prayed for her family, friends and community.
We release her into the arms of her Savior, as He promised no more pain, tears, sorrow or lack.
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