Thursday, October 24, 2013

Raymond Stuart Black, Jr.

Suddenly on Saturday, October 19th in Orlando, Florida.  The son of Raymond and Melvia Black, Ray grew up in Arlington, Virginia, attended Washington-Lee High, George Washington University and the Georgetown University Dental School and Medical College of Virginia.  After graduation, he served his country as a dentist in the United States Air Force in Valdosta, Georgia and following that started a long and successful practice of Orthodontics in Richmond and Midlothian, Virginia.  After retirement, he moved to Cape Coral, Florida where he was able to enjoy his passions of golf and fishing.  He very recently had moved to Orlando.

Ray is survived by his wife, Victoria of Orlando, three devoted daughters, Lisa Herbert of Chesterfield, Virginia, Deborah Gage of Sarasota, Florida, Shannon Julian of Orlando, his sister Susie Glancy of Silver Spring Maryland, six beloved grandchildren, Jacob and Nicole Herbert, Evan and Landon Gage, and Miles and Carter Julian, great-grandson, Jhase as well as countless other loving family members and friends.

Virginia - Memorial services will be held Wednesday, November 20th at 6:00pm at Salisbury Country Club in Richmond, Virginia.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations in Ray's name be made to First Tee, a charity for underprivileged children who are aspiring to learn to golf.
Florida - Memorial services will be November 16th from 2:00-6:.00pm at their home in Orlando.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations in Ray's name be made to Bridges of Light Foundation, a home for orphaned and rescued children in Orlando.  37 N. Orange Avenue Suite 800B Orlando, FL  32802-4417.


Mattie Jones said...

I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your loved one. As you prepare to lay them to rest; to sleep in death for just a little while (John 11:11) I hope your family will find solace in the resurrection promise of Jesus; to awaken those who are now sleeping in death (John 5:28,29) to restore them back to life; this time with the hope to live eternally on the renewed Paradise earth, so that God, the Father’s will, will be done on the earth.-Matthew 6:9,10; Luke 23:43. Until that wonderful blessed promise is fulfilled, and you are reunited with your loved one again; may Jehovah God soothe your grieving hearts now and grant you peace and comfort, during this most sadden time..-Matthew 5:4.

Anonymous said...

Our prayers go out to the Black family. I will miss the fun times I had with Dr. Black on the golf course here at Palmetto Pine C.C..I will surely miss his humor, and friendship shared between all of us. RIP my friend, I will always remember you. Bill Rodgers, Cape Coral, Fl P.P.C.C.

Anonymous said...

I was saddened to hear that Raymond had passed away, but what helped bring comfort was to find that the Bible speaks of a time when death will be done away with:

Isa. 25:8, 9: “He will actually swallow up death forever, and the Sovereign Lord Jehovah will certainly wipe the tears from all faces. . . . And in that day one will certainly say: ‘Look! This is our God. We have hoped in him, and he will save us. This is Jehovah. We have hoped in him. Let us be joyful and rejoice in the salvation by him.’”

Also at John 5:28, 29: “Do not marvel at this, because the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out, those who did good things to a resurrection of life, those who practiced vile things to a resurrection of judgment.”

I know you will still experience pain, grief, and sorrow but I hope that these scriptures will bring some measure of comfort to you.