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Maria DeJesus Raya

June 29, 1978 ~ January 29, 2023 (age 44) 44 Years Old
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Maria Raya Obituary

Maria DeJesus Raya, 44, of Elm City, NC passed away Sunday, January 29, 2023, at Wythe Co. Community Hospital in Wytheville, VA.  

Ms. Raya was born on June 6, 1978 in George Town, TX a daughter to Manuel Raya Sr. and Consuelo Salazar.

Maria was a loving mother who put her children and family first. She loved listing to 80s music and spending time with family and friends. She enjoyed visiting the beach feeling the ocean breeze on her face and the sand beneath her feet. Maria was a happy person who enjoyed life and making new memories. Her smile and presence will be missed by all know knew her.  

A Mass of Christian burial will be 1:30 PM Thursday, February 2, 2023 at St. Therese Catholic Church 700 Nash St N, Wilson, NC 27893 with Father Jeffrey Bowker Celebrant. Interment will follow the mass in Bailey Town Cemetery in Bailey, NC.

In addition to her parents Maria is survived by her sons, Christopher Raya and Juan (Juanito) Diaz of Wilson, NC; brothers, Manuel Raya Jr. and wife Olivia of Stantonsburg, NC, Jorge Raya and wife Olga of Greenville, NC, Juan Raya and wife Krystal of Dallas, TX, Guadalupe Raya of El Paso, TX; sister, Isidra (Raya) Reyes and husband Alfredo of Wilson, NC; grandmothers, Ester (Mater) Raya of Wilson, NC, Sanjuana Salazar of Mexico and many extended family members.

Maria is predeceased by her grandfather, Jesus Raya, and aunt Maria Ledesma (Tia Chay).

 Arrangements are in the care of Providence Funeral & Cremation Service 519 Broad St. W. Wilson, NC 27893. Phone: (252) 674-1553. 

Maria DeJesus Raya, de 44 años, de Elm City, Carolina del Norte, falleció el domingo 29 de enero de 2023 en Wythe Co. Community Hospital en Wytheville, VA.

Señora Raya nació el 6 de junio de 1978 en George Town, TX, hija de Manuel Raya Sr. y Consuelo Salazar.

 María era una madre amorosa que ponía a sus hijos y a su familia primero. Le encantaba la música de los ochentas y pasar tiempo con familiares y amigos. Le gustaba visitar la playa sintiendo la brisa del océano en su rostro y la arena bajo sus pies. María era una persona feliz que disfrutaba de la vida y de crear nuevos recuerdos. Su sonrisa y presencia serán extrañadas por todos los que la conocieron.

Una misa de entierro cristiano será a la 1:30 PM el jueves, 2 de febrero de 2023, en la Iglesia Católica St. Therese 700 Nash St N, Wilson, NC 27893 con el Padre Jeffrey Bowker Celebrante. El entierro seguirá a la misa en el Bailey Town Cemetery en Bailey, NC.

Además de sus padres, a María le sobreviven sus hijos, Christopher Raya y Juan (Juanito) Díaz de Wilson, NC; hermanos, Manuel Raya Jr. y esposa Olivia de Stantonsburg, NC, Jorge Raya y esposa Olga de Greenville, NC, Juan Raya y esposa Krystal de Dallas, TX, Guadalupe Raya de El Paso, TX; hermana, Isidra ( Raya) Reyes y esposo Alfredo de Wilson, NC; abuelas, Ester (Mater) Raya de Wilson, NC, Sanjuana Salazar de México y muchos miembros de la familia extendida.

 María fue prefallecida por su abuelo, Jesús Raya, y su tía María Ledesma (Tia Chay).

Los arreglos están a cuidado de Providence Funeral & Cremation Service. 519 Broad St. W. Wilson, NC 27893. Teléfono: (252) 674-1553. 

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Mass of Christian Burial
February 2, 2023

1:30 PM
Saint Therese Catholic Church


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