Mr. Ray Gene Ladd

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Mr. Ray Gene Ladd of N. Lee Street Americus, Georgia passed away on Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at the Phoebe-Sumter Medical Center. The funeral service will be held on Saturday, May 5, 2018 at 11:00 in the Chapel of West’s Mortuary.

Mr. Ray Gene Ladd, Sr. was born in Americus, Georgia on August 9, 1951 to Doss and Jessie Bell Ladd. Ray was educated in the Sumter County public school system. At a young age, he became a member of Union Whitley Baptist Church. In 1976 he married Debra Baker. He was blessed with four children: Tracie Thomas, Ray Ladd, Jr., June Ladd and Michael Ladd.

Ray was a hard worker. After forty-six years as a commercial truck driver, he retired in 2014. He showed his loyalty to J&M Trucking, Joe Underwood Trucking and Reeves Construction. In his spare time, he enjoyed spending time with family and friends. He also had friends that have been there since day one: John Tullis, Otis Teen Smith, William Pullum, Johnny Mathis, Author Wilson, John Hawkins and Eric Lewis. Ray was preceded in death by his parents Doss and Bell Ladd.

Left to cherish his memories are: Debra Baker Harvey, Ray Ladd, Jr. and Michael (Marquita) Ladd of Cocoa, Florida, Tracie Thomas, Loretta (Felder) Daniels, Jena Ladd, Johnny Ladd, Sr. and Calvin (Mary) Barner of Americus, Georgia, Shirley (Johnnie) Johnson of Rochester, New York and June Ladd of Conyers, Georgia; fourteen grandchildren, a host of nieces and nephews.


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Inez Sheppard-Battle United States
4/27/2018 7:25:33 AM #

my Condolences to the Family.


Betty Hall-Harris United States
4/27/2018 2:42:21 PM #

Shirley, Jena and family. Please accept my condolences on the loss of your brother and family member. I remember him from your Mom's awesome Sunday dinners. Always a nice guy. May the comfort of God abide with you all during this difficult time. Love.


E Blair United States
4/27/2018 5:59:06 PM #

To family and friends my deepest sympathy for the loss of your loved one. Losing a loved one in death is very painful. May the God of comfort and tender mercies sustain you during this most difficult time.  (2 Corinthians 1:3,4) May you find comfort in the Scriptures at John 5:28,29


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