Jerome Hartfield Ray transitioned from this life to the next on December 30, 2020 at Trinity West Hospital. He was born on January 21, 1950 in Steubenville, Ohio. Jerome is preceded in death by his father Harry Hartfield and his mother Mary Zoe Ray, brothers William Ray, Robert Bow Ray, and Harold “Pappy” Ray, sisters Helen Powell and Ethel Ray, nephew Cornell Lee Brown and niece Vanessa Shackleford.
Jerome graduated from Steubenville High School and retired from Brandt Motors in Steubenville, Ohio.
Jerome had a love for sports and a SPECIAL love for the Cleveland Browns football team. He enjoyed playing cards in his spare time and listening to the “oldies but goodies.”
Left to cherish his memories are his two daughters Rebecca Cason and Shantel Brown both of Columbus, Ohio, 7 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, his god-daughter Precious Cox, his best friend Stanley Cox and a host of family and friends.
Jerome had a smile that would light up a room. He had such a huge passion for his family, and he will be deeply missed but never forgotten.
Viewing will be held at Vinson Mortuary LLC funeral home at 711 North Fifth Street, Steubenville, OH 43952 at 11:00am. The funeral service will immediately follow at 12:00 noon.
The funeral service will be streamed live on the Vinson Mortuary LLC Facebook page.
Face masks and social distancing practices will be enforced due to COVID-19 guidelines.
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