A Celebration of Life will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 15 in First Baptist Church for Mary Riles Pray who passed away on Feb. 6, 2020 at the age of 85.
Mary Pray was a resident of Lafayette for 67 years. She taught high school at Acadiana and Comeaux for 40 years. Mary was an active member of First Baptist Church since 1953. She was a member of the Laf. Parish Retired Teachers Assoc., Chez Amis Sorority, PEO, Hospice Volunteer for seven years, Women on Mission Group, and her favorite was her Sunday School Class.
She is survived by her children, Valeri Pray Ronstadt, Deblyn Pray Ceeley and Steve Derrik Pray, and eight grandchildren whom she dearly loved, Vittoria Ronstadt, Elias Ronstadt, Mitchell Ronstadt, Tanner Pray, Kalen Pray, Andrea Ceeley, Beau Pray and Ava Pray.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, James Dwayne Pray and her son, Jeffory Dwayne Pray.
Visiting hours will be at Delhomme Funeral Home - Bertrand on Friday, Feb. 14, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Visiting hours will continue at First Baptist Church - Downtown on Saturday, Feb. 15, from 1 p.m. until the time of service. Please come and tell us funny stories and laugh with us as we celebrate her life.
Pallbearers will be her grandchildren.
Burial will take place in Fountain Memorial Gardens Mausoleum.
In lieu of flowers Mary requests please make a donation to the First Baptist Church Library, PO Box 3888, Lafayette, LA, 70502 because she loved to read, or Hospice of Acadiana, 2600 Johnston St, Lafayette, LA 70503.
Personal condolences may be sent to the Pray family at www.delhommefuneralhome.com.
Delhomme Funeral Home, 1011 Bertrand Drive, Lafayette, LA is in charge of funeral arrangements.