Christopher Wayne Ray, age 48, of Drew, Mississippi passed away Wednesday, May 9, 2018 in Clarksdale, Mississippi.  Chris was born November 30, 1969 in Helena to Bobby and Becky Ray.  He was a member of New Beginnings Church in West Helena and worked as a farmer for many years.


Chris is survived by Lesley Patterson; two sons, Matt Slane (Whitney) of Gillett and Jaden Patterson of Helena; two daughters, Kelsey Ray of Helena and Christian Ray of Mississippi; three grandchildren, Avery Slane, Parker Slane and Aleyah Ray; his parents, Bobby and Becky Ray of Helena; sister, Vickie Gregory of Helena; two nephews, Tripp Gregory and Jackson Gregory; niece, Mollie Inman; and special friends, John Kelley, Steve Jennings, Jonathan Campbell and Nancy Campbell.


He was preceded in death by his brother-in-law, Odie Gregory, Jr.


A service for Chris Ray will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, May 12, 2018 at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home with visitation before the service beginning at 9:00 a.m.  Brother Audie Richardson will officiate.


Memorials in lieu of flowers may be made to North Sunflower Academy Scholarship Fund, 148 Academy Road, Drew, Mississippi 38737.


Services will be directed by Roller-Citizens Funeral Home, West Helena, (870) 572-2571.  Relatives and friends may sign the online guestbook at