Jerririta Sue Ray

Memorial services for Jerririta Sue Ray of Leland will be at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, June 16, 2023, at Leland Presbyterian Church. There will be a visitation on Thursday, June 15, 2023, at Leland Presbyterian Church from 4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. Reverend Ann Kelly and Pastor Matthew Morgan will officiate. Arrangements are under the direction of Boone Funeral Home, Leland.

Jerririta was a caring wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend. She passed away on Friday, June 9, 2023, at the age of 57 after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer, at her home, surrounded by loved ones. Her battle with serious medical issues in recent years showed her courage in facing life challenges with a smile. Jerririta’s love of life didn’t come to an end with her death though as her family will continue to fight for her by raising awareness for pancreatic cancer research.

The simplest pleasures in life brought great joy to Jerririta. She loved a quiet evening with family, especially her granddaughters and bonus grandchildren. She loved to spoil them with anything they wanted. She cared deeply for her family and friends. She had a passion for serving others. She did this not out of obligation, but because of who she was. She was always the first to offer love, help, and support to anyone in need. She had an uncanny ability to find happiness in her daily activities while listening to her favorite hard rock music and taking pictures of everything she ate. Her pleasant personality, unconditional love, and laughter were contagious to everyone she met. Jerririta will be greatly missed but never forgotten.

Jerririta was born to Eloiuse “Sue” Briggs and Marvin Fullerton on September 22, 1965, in Hayti, Missouri. She is preceded in death by her parents, Sue and Marvin Fullerton. She is survived by her husband, Kenneth Ray, her only daughter, Kayla Walker (Josh), and two granddaughters, Maleyah and Lillian. She is survived by her sister Anna Sullivan and family, sister Brandy (Danny) Pierce and family, and sister Michelle Kupfner, nephews Robby (Lauren) Sullivan, Kelbie Swain, Shawn Frison, Kelly Pierce, Danny Pierce, Harty Kimble (Kate) and family, nieces Jessica Harrell (Chris), Heather Nowell, Melanie Koehn, and her bonus grandchildren, Madison Harrell, Kadee Sullivan, Annsley Green, Bailey Sullivan, Journi Tadlock, Trace Sullivan, and Rhett Green.

In lieu of flowers, the family is asking for donations to for pancreatic cancer research. Your donation will offer hope to other warriors, survivors, and families of those that have lost loved ones to this disease.