Danny Bruce Ray

October 1, 1956 - May 19, 2013
Danny Bruce Ray


Danny Bruce Ray, 56 of Wilmington passed away Sunday, May 19, 2013.
He was born in Berlin, NH on October 1, 1956.

Remembered is his father, William Joseph Ray, his brother Steve Ray, and the love of his life, Melanie Mercer, who preceded him in death.

Danny grew up in Wrightsboro and was a graduate of New Hanover High School. He was a member of Wrightsboro Baptist Church. Danny owned and operated his own business for many years, Ray Communicatons.

Danny is survived by his mother, Mildred Iris Ray; two daughters, DeAnn Buie (Lee) and Amy Jenkins (Sherique); four grandchildren, Alexis Buie, Carlie Buie, Lee Buie, and Jaylen Jenkins; two sisters, Iris Tinney (Tom), and Stacy Ray; two brothers, Billy Southerland (Anna), and Patrick Ray (Evelyn); and his former wife and best friend Barbara White; along with many nieces and nephews.

The family will see friends from 12 noon to 1 pm Thursday, May 23, 2013 at Wrightsboro Baptist Church with the funeral service to begin at 1 pm, officiated by Rev. Mike Lewis. Burial will be in the Wrightsboro Baptist Church Cemetery.

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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, 1535 S. 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403 910.791.9099.


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  • May 21, 2013
    Rick Bryan says:
    There are no words to express the lose we all feel.

  • May 21, 2013
    J. Johnson says:
    My deepest condolences go out to Danny’s family. I have kept Danny in my prayers for quite some time and will keep his family in my prayers now. Danny was a special man who was very giving with his time. I am deeply sadden to hear he passed. RIP Danny

  • May 22, 2013
    Jay & Kim Bryan says:
    All our prayers and thoughts are with Aunt Mildred and family. They have suffered a great loss. I hope it helps that Danny will not suffer any more and he and Mel are together again.

  • May 22, 2013
    iris tinney says:
    my heart is broken, little brother, will always miss and love you, your big sis, iris

  • May 22, 2013
    Patrick & Estelle Ray says:
    Our deepest sympathies and prayers go out to the Ray family. We will always remember the good times we had in VT and NH. You were fun to be with Danny. Uncle Pat and I will miss you very much.