Jean Ray Weddle

April 10, 1937 - January 19, 2015

04/10/1937 - 01/19/2015

On January 19, 2015 Jean Ray began her journey with God in heaven along side her daughter, Tammy. She was born April 10, 1937 to Margaret Harris and Byron Bryant. Her smile was angelic and her laugh was contagious. Some of her best qualities was she never met a stranger, never judged a person and loved unconditionally. She loved cooking, decorating, gardening, her pool and her dogs. Cheerleading was one of her adored activities for her beloved Princess Anne High School, where she belonged to many clubs such as the National Honor Society. Her greatest passion in life was her grandchildren and great-grandson, whom she loved dearly.

Left to cherish her memory is her husband Bill E. Weddle; daughter Bonney and husband Jerry Gardner; her grandchildren Wesley Gardner, Kelle and husband Dylan Townsend, and Hayden Gardner; great-grandson, Asher Jetty. She is also survived by her sisters Peggy Lee and Jerry Carrington; Linda Mae and Graham Reed; Jackie and Artie Ahlsted. As well as many nieces, nephews, and cousins. She is predeceased by her daughter Tammy Lynn Cassida and her parents.

A celebration of her life will be held Friday, January 30, 2015 at Nimmo United Methodist Church in Virginia Beach at 1:00pm. Online condolences may be shared with family at

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christine gonzales
8 years ago

All my love and prayer s with you at this time. Nana was a wonderful women and a great friend. She was so generous and loving. I’m happy to know she rests in peace in our heavenly fathers loving arms. Peace and comfort I pray for her family she leaves behind.

8 years ago

Although we only new each other for a short time I enjoyed every moment I spent with you. You were a great friend wife and mother. You will truly be missed. May you rest in peace. With much love from saniyah and I.

Patricia Barnard Elam
8 years ago

Bonnie and family Jean Ray was in elementary school and graduated together at PAHS. She was a dear friend We will all miss her. Her

smile will remain with us in our memories. Pat Elam

John Rooney
8 years ago

Bonnie and Jerry: Please accept my sincere condolences on the passing of Ms. Jean. She was such a pleasant lady to work with as I tried to help Bill with therapy and help the family with insurance needs. I will keep her soul and the welfare of all the family in my prayers.

April Oliver
8 years ago

Bonnie I’m so sorry for your loss,just know she’s with Tammy now. she was a wonderful mother and great friend and will be dearly missed.

Billy Whitehurst
8 years ago

Condolences, Bonney to you and your family. Remember your mom well and she was a great pony momma. She was always a special person. love to you all.


Debie Sakis-John
8 years ago

Dearest Jackie and family, Heartfelt condolences are extended to all of you at this difficult time. May Gods mercy and grace give you the peace in your heart to overcome the sadness of such a great loss. You were a great sister to Sissy, keep her in your heart forever. You have lots of memories , you and all the “girls”. Love, Light, Peace,

8 years ago

I had the pleasure of meeting “Aunt Sissy” back in 1984 when I was 16 years old – however we lost touch over the years but thanks to Facebook I was able to reconnect with her for the past year or so. She was always so kind and always had the nicest comments to make about any picture or post I would make of me or my boys. I just wanted to let all of the family know that I am truly sorry to hear about her passing. She will be missed greatly…. RIP Aunt Sissy

8 years ago


8 years ago

I love you, Nana

Rhonda Derring
8 years ago

Jean Ray was a beautiful person who always made you laugh and feel great! What a wonderful smile and a great laugh. She loved her family and she was greatly admired by all. Our families are very close and we will miss her dearly. We are so sorry for your loss. We are here for you all if you need anything. Our loss is heaven’s gain. With Love, Rhonda

Terri K. Lavenstein
8 years ago

My dear friend Bonney and family, what a fabulous legacy your mom left behind, she was a wonderful, sweet and loving person. I believe that it is God’s design for us to leave this earth a better place, and she surely did. Heaven has gained an angel and we here on earth have lost one. May the grace and mercy of the Lord comfort you at this time and always.

8 years ago

Oh sweet Jean Ray….. I am glad I got to spend time with you recently…our relationship started many moons ago and you were always like a Mom….thank you for caring and loving the way you did…I have a great friendship with your beautiful Bonney …. we will finish our journey down here together…I know you are with Tammy now….watch over us….go have a drink with my Dad…and when I get up there you can decorate my room _üòâ

Frances Speight Downes
8 years ago

So sorry to hear of your loss. I was a cheerleader with Jean Ray at PAHS. There are some good memories. May God Bless you, Frances