New Kent Charles City Chronicle

News for New Kent County and Charles City County, Virginia | May 30, 2023

Mona Altman Ray

Mona Altman Ray, 63, of Providence Forge, Virginia, went to be with her Lord and Savior on May 20, 2023.

Mona was born on Oct. 20, 1959, to proud parents David and Charlene Altman. She was a much-beloved mother, grandmother, wife, sister, aunt, and friend.

Mona was a graduate from the University of Georgia as a proud Bulldog! While at the university, she received her Master’s in teaching and went to teach at Atlee High School for many years as an agriculture and horticulture teacher and was a proud supporter and leader of the FFA until she retired. Mona followed her passion after retirement as a wedding florist and was sought out and loved by all brides and families and colleagues. Mona was a long-time standing member of Emmaus Baptist Church.

Mona is survived by her loving husband of 37 years, Robert Ray; their three children, John David Ray, Stacey Hornor and husband Donald, Elizabeth Rector and husband Trevor and her children, Ethan Smith, Kendrick Smith, and Carlie Rector; her sisters, Rhonda Fee and husband Aaron and their children, Allan and Joshua, and Billie Stilwell and her children Eddie and Dot.

A Celebration of Life service is to-be-determined. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Emmaus Baptist Church or New Kent Animal Shelter.