August 3, 1957 – October 24, 2019
Ray’s life journey ended on October 24, 2019. He is preceded in death by his parents, Raymond Sr. and Theoda Blanks. Left behind to mourn are his spouse, Rebecca Blanks, and step-son, John, both of Virginia, MN; his brother Leroy, his aunt Bernice and cousin Beverly Williams, all of St. Paul; also a host of relatives and friends.
Raymond confessed his faith in the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ at an early age and regularly attended church. He was a blessing to his family even as a child. He was always willing to help in any way he could. He always had a smile on his face and loved to laugh.
Affectionately known as Jimmy, Ray moved from Minneapolis to Virginia, MN in 2003. He loved mowing the lawn, working at the car wash, and his shiatsu dog Pepper. Ray’s favorite NFL team was the Green Bay Packers.
A graveside service was held at Fort Snelling National Cemetery on Thursday, October 31. Arrangements with Spielman Mortuary.