Jesse "Ray" Vann Sr.

April 20, 1947 - January 19, 2020

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Jesse "Ray" Vann, Sr. of Washington North Carolina went to see the lord on January 19, 2020 after battling lung cancer.
Funeral Services are 1:00 PM Thursday, January 23, 2020 at Washington Assembly of God officiated by Pastor Daniel Haskett. Burial will follow in Pamlico Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8:30 PM Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at Washington Assembly of God.
He was born in Franklin, Virginia on April 20, 1947 he lived in Virginia and North Carolina. During his life Ray worked as a painter for the last 30 years of his life before retiring. He loved having family gatherings looking up genealogy fishing with grand kids and grilling on the grill, he loved music and spending time with grandchildren.
Ray is survived by his wife of 36 years Donna Lynn Vann of Washington, his daughter: America Michelle Vann "Sissy" Of Greenville, North Carolina, his son: Jesse Ray Vann Junior "Bubba" and his wife: Krystal Vann of Grimesland North Carolina; his daughter Julia Joelle Reyes and husband Mario Reyes Of Washington, North Carolina. Ray is survived by seven grandchildren: Carmela Garcia, Malik Pollard, Ethan Vann, Kaitlyn Cristian, Kenley and Juliette Reyes and three great grandchildren: Jayden and Aaliyah Goddard and Elijah Pollard and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his mother: Flossie Mae Worrell and Alfred Odium Vann by a sister: Diane Vann and brother: Ricky Vann.
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Joseph B. Paul, Jr. Funeral Director Licensee of Washington is serving the Vann family.
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Funeral Service

Thursday, January 23, 2020
1:00 PM

Washington Assembly of God - Directions
2029 West 5th Street
Washington, NC 27889

Visiting Hours

Washington Assembly of God - Directions
2029 West 5th Street, Washington, NC 27889   T:2529451958
  • Wednesday, January 22, 2020
  • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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  • January 24, 2020
    Sarlene Pollard says:
    Donna thinking of you today and the days to come may you find some peace my friend

  • January 23, 2020
    Donna Vann says:
    The love of my life.wonderful 36 yr's with you can never be forgotten. I love you unconditionally and you will always be in my Heart. You will alway's be my only love.

  • January 23, 2020
    Patricia Hardison says:
    Julia and family yall are in my prayers! I love you

  • January 23, 2020
    Johnny l BIMBO Spence says:
    So sorry to here about RAY,my thoughts and prayers are with his entire family.

  • January 23, 2020
    Don Thompson says:
    RIP Ray. You had a lot of buds in Ocean View (Norfolk, VA).

  • January 21, 2020
    Dea says:
    I'm so sorry for your loss. I lost my dad in 2016, it's still hard. But you are strong and you can get thru this. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family!

  • January 21, 2020
    Kristi Baker says:
    Donna, so sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and your family.

  • January 20, 2020
    Donna and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Treasure your memories. I will keep you and your family in my prayers and thoughts. I'm only a phone call away if you need me.

  • January 20, 2020
    Marian Smith says:
    Ray will missed. He was a very warm and sincere person. When he met you, he made you feel welcome.