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Mother Candace Stevens Patray

The Patray and Stevens families announce with regret, the very peaceful home going of Mother Candace Stevens Patray at the home of her children, Rev. and Mrs. William M. Patray, Sr., in Zebulon, North Carolina, USA, on Tuesday, September 13, 2011. Mother Patray is survived by her children, Rev. William M. Patray, Sr. (Patricia) Zebulon, NC; Mr. Richard S. Patray, Warren MI, Mr. Nathaniel R. Patray (Glacia) Liberia/Charlotte, NC., Ms. Agnes Rebecca Patray (Lady), Raleigh, NC., Mr. Immanuel D. "Chunky" Patray (Clarice) Liberia, Mr. Solomon R. W. Patray, Jr., (Tonya), Ypsilanti, MI, Ms. Rose Willis, MN, Mr. Eddie Patray (Teta) Liberia, and Mr. Alvin Patray, Liberia.
The matriarch of the Patray family also leaves to cherish her memory, her only surviving brother Mr. Richard C. Stevens (Cecelia) Liberia/Massachusetts, one brother in-law, Mr. Tommy G. Patray, Staten Island, NY; two sisters, Mrs. Rachel Stevens Morris, Charlotte, NC, and Rev. Mother Eliza Stevens Merchant, Staten Island, NY. Mother Patray was also blessed with several grand and great grandchildren in the United States and Liberia; many nephews; nieces, cousins; her Providence Baptist Church family (Liberia); the Providence Baptist Church Fellowship (USA); her Church family at Wendell First Baptist Church, Wendell, NC., and host of friends in the United States and Liberia.

Mother Patray was predeceased by her husband, "SB" the Love of her life, Deacon Solomon R. W. Patray, Sr., her son George G. Patray, her daughter Ellen Patray Seegbth, and her grandsons, Wilfred Collins Patray, Alvin Payne and Rickey Johnson.

Funeral Arrangements:
Removal of the Body
6:00 p.m.: Friday, October 14, 2011
William Toney's Funeral Home Inc.
216 E. Barbee Street
Zebulon, NC 27597
Tel: 919-269-9652

Viewing and Service of Remembrance
7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.: Friday, October 14, 2011
Malaby's Crossroads Missionary Baptist Church
911 Old Knight Road
Knightdale, NC 27545
Tel: 919-266-1071

Home-going Celebration (USA)
12:00 p.m.; Saturday, October 15, 2011
Malaby's Crossroads Missionary Baptist Church
911 Old Knight Rd.
Knightdale, NC 27545
Tel: 919-266-107

The remains of Mother Patray will be flown to Monrovia, Liberia, on Tuesday, October 18, 2011, for interment. Funeral services in Monrovia, Liberia, will be held at the Providence Baptist Church on October 28, 2011. Removal from Samuel Stryker Funeral Home will take place at 9:00 am, family viewing will be from 9:30 -10-30. The final home going celebration will commence immediately after the viewing. Mother Patray will be laid to rest next to her husband the late Deacon Solomon R. W. Patray, Sr., on Duport Road in Paynesville.

Contacts in the USA:
Rev. and Mrs. William M. Patray, Sr. - 919-539-5074/ 919-696-4030
Mr. Richard S. Patray - 248-943-0692
Ms. Agnes Rebecca Patray (Lady) - 919-520-2876
Mr. Solomon R. W. Patray, Jr. - 734-355-2158
Ms. Rose Willis - 651-238-6580
Ms. Léuvet A. Stevens - 301-675-6990
Dr. Willnella C. Patray - 678-629-0409
Ms. Candace H. P. Patray - 919-607-1582

Contacts in Liberia:
Mr. Nathaniel R. Patray - 011-231-6511228
Mr. Immanuel D. Patray - 011-231-6554073
Mr. Eddie Patray - 011-231-6412830

Hotel Accommodations: (Early registration is very important)

Marriott Courtyard
1041 Wake Towne Dr.
Raleigh, NC 27609-7850
Tel: 919-821-3400
$75.00 - Single/Double Rooms

Hilton North Raleigh
3415 Wake Forest Rd.
Raleigh, NC 27609-7850
Tel: 919-872-2323
$93.00 - Single/Double Rooms

Hampton Inn Hotel
1001 Wake Towne Dr.
Raleigh, NC 27609-7850
Tel: 919-828-1813
$79.00 Including Breakfast Single/ Double Rooms
Best Western
Raleigh Inns and Suites
3618 New Bern Ave.
Raleigh, NC 27610
Tel: 919-256-2800
$67.25 Including Breakfast Single, King or Double Beds

Repast Coordinators:
Mrs. Cora Wilson Moore - 703-309-0171
Ms. Léuvet A. Stevens - 301-675-6990
Mrs. Williemai Duncan Peal - 404-386-4416
Mrs. Annie R. Jackson - 919-798-4908
Ms. Alfreda Tucker - 919-475-4065
Ms. Precious Feury - 919-949-5573
Ms. Iyang Williams - 919-452-5049
Mrs. Wanda Jones - 919-815-6909
Ms. Aletha Luke - 919-225-2755
Mrs. Nukey Gargard - 919-673-0447
Mrs. Emma Williams Attoh 301-646-6856
Ms. Winifred Lewis 9192171329
Alida W. Kennedy 919-698-2010
Roberta S. Macauley 919-302-9041
Louise Lartey 703-225-8568 3

Immediately following the home going celebration at Malaby's Cross Roads Missionary Baptist Church, you are invited to join the family at 3651 Wendell Baptist Church in Wendell, North Carolina 27591, for a repast. The Church may be contacted by calling 919-365-4633. Please go to



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