Raymond Blanks

Graveside Service

Thursday, October 31, 2019 10:45 AM

Obituary of Raymond Blanks

Blanks Raymond Jr. 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. Ray, affectionately known as Jimmy, moved from Minneapolis to Virginia, MN in 2003. He loved mowing the lawn, working at the car wash, and his shitzo dog, Pepper. Ray’s favorite NFL team was the Green Bay Packers. A graveside service with military honors will be held at Fort Snelling National Cemetery at 10:45 am Thursday (Please meet at assembly area #3 by 10:30 am). Do Not Stand at My Grave and Weep Do not stand at my grave and weep I am not there; I do not sleep. I am a thousand winds that blow, I am the diamond glints on snow, I am the sun on ripened grain, I am the gentle autumn rain. When you awaken in the morning’s hush I am the swift uplifting rush Of quiet birds in circled flight. I am the soft stars that shine at night. Do not stand at my grave and cry, I am not there; I did not die. By Mary Elizabeth Frye

Graveside Service

Thursday, October 31, 2019 10:45 AM
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