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Melanie Jan Ray passed away suddenly at her residence in Garland, TX December 7, 2016. She was born April 13, 1966 in Dallas to Joe Bob and Ellen Sizer Ray. Melanie was a teacher at Stults Road Elementary School in the Richardson ISD. She earned a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education from Stephen F. Austin University and an Associate of Arts - American Sign Language from Collin County Community College. She lived most of her life in Richardson. She was a member of the Prestonwood Baptist Church in Plano where a memorial service will be held Sunday. Throughout her life, Melanie enjoyed many activities with her church groups and friends. Melanie was preceded in death by her grandparents Lawrence H. and Estelle Ray and C.F. "Jim" Sizer and Mary Sizer Peckham. She is survived by her parents, Bob and Ellen Ray of Palestine and a brother Mark Alan Ray of Garland. Private graveside services were held at City Cemetery in Palestine, TX.
To view online leave condolences or sign the guest book go to www.baileyandfosterfuneralhome.com.
Published on December 16, 2016
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