Priscilla Corintha Clayton Ray entered Heaven’s gates on March 7, 2022 in Gainesville, Georgia after a brief illness. She was born in Hillsborough, North Carolina to Rainey Banes Clayton and Alcy Mae Johnson Clayton. After receiving her Bachelor of Science from the University of Tennessee, she taught high school in Ringgold and Loganville, Georgia and middle school in Waynesville, Georgia. She later enjoyed a second career at the Winder Walmart where she used her skills as a Master Gardener in the garden center. Her hobbies included gardening, sewing, and music. Before her health declined she enjoyed attending and singing in the choir at First Baptist Church in Winder. She had a strong faith in Jesus and was not afraid to boast about her savior.
Although she lived in Georgia for most of her adult life, she longed for her home in Hillsborough, North Carolina. She loved to return home to visit her family. The family would gather around the piano to sing hymns on many such occasions.
Priscilla was preceded in death by her husband, Brantley Marvin Ray, Sr., sisters, Ella Joyce Clayton Kindall, Mary Jancy Clayton Coggins, brother-in-law, Keith Lavern Kindall, and daughter-in-law, Cynthia Ann Smith Ray. She is survived by her five children, Brantley Marvin Ray, Jr., Daniel Frederick Ray, Brenda Suzanne Ray Holbrook (Darrell), Debra Dianne Ray Barfield (Alan), Karen Brantley (Jamie); sisters Drucilla Clayton Guthrie (Don), Diana Clayton Simms (Pat); grandchildren Danielle Ray Blinka (Aaron), Benjamin Ray, Phillip Holbrook (Stephanie), Aleisha Holbrook England (Lance), Lauren Brantley; great grandchildren Hunter Holbrook, Christopher Holbrook, Emmett Holbrook, Tyler Holbrook, Isaac England, Grayson England, Claudia England, Max England; and a host of greatly loved nieces and nephews.
Smith Funeral Home, Winder, Georgia has charge of arrangements. Visitation is from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 12, 2022, at Smith Funeral Home, Winder, Georgia. The funeral service is 10:00 a.m. on Monday, March 14, 2022 at Walker Funeral Home, Hillsborough, North Carolina. Interment will be at Walnut Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery, Hurdle Mills, North Carolina.