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Joseph June Bug Ray Jr. III

December 21, 1962 ~ October 3, 2018 (age 55)

Joseph Ray III "June Bug" was born on December 21, 1962, the youngest child to the union of Joseph and Margaret Ray Jr. in Sacramento, CA. He received his formal education at Grant Union High School in Sacramento, CA. He accepted Christ at an early age and was baptized at Macedonia Baptist Church.

As a child, June Bug participated in Grant Little League. At the age of thirteen, he developed a lifelong love for music and hats. Later in life, he enjoyed attending the, Robert Brookins Legacy/Birthday Celebrations and hanging out. He would capture an audience with his famous saying "All Eyes on Me".

One of June Bug's greatest qualities was the love he had for his family, especially his siblings. His love also shined through the compassion he had for other people. June Bug departed this life on Wednesday, October 3, 2018. He was preceded in death by his parents Joseph and Margaret Ray., and two sisters Pauline Williams and Margaret Naomi Ray.

June Bug's life and memories are survived, cherished and loved by; eight siblings, Yvonne Rayford of Chicago, Mackie Ray, Jackie Ray, Ike Ray, Don Ray Sr., Polly "Annette" Ray-Wade, Wayne Ray Sr., and Mark Ray all of Sacramento, CA; two aunts, Ollie Rose Ray of Sacramento, CA and Berta Blair of Chicago; and a host of brother-in-laws, sister-in-laws, nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, and friends.



If Tomorrow Starts Without Me by David Romano

If tomorrow starts without me, and I'm not there to see,
If the sun should rise and find your eyes all filled with tears for me;
I wish so much you wouldn't cry the way you did today,
while thinking of the many things we didn't get to say.
I know how much you care for me, and how much I care for you
and each time that you think of me I know you'll miss me too;

But when tomorrow starts without me, please try to understand
that an angel came and called my name and took me by the hand
and said my place was ready in heaven far above,
and that I'd have to leave behind all those I dearly love.

But as I turned to walk away, a tear fell from my eye,
for all life, I'd always thought I didn't want to die.
I had so much to live for and so much yet to do.
It seemed almost impossible that I was living you.
I thought of all the love we shared and all the fun we had.
If I could relive yesterday, I thought, just for a while,
I'd say goodbye and hug you and maybe see you smile.

But then I fully realized that this could never be,
for emptiness and memories would take the place of me.
And when I thought of worldly things that I'd miss come tomorrow.
I thought of you, and when I did, my heart was filled with sorrow.

But when I walked through Heaven's gates, I felt so much at home.
When God looked down and smiled at me from his golden throne,
He said, "This Is Eternity and all I promised you."

Today for life on earth is done but here it starts a new.
I promise no tomorrow for today will always last and since
each day’s the exact same way there is no longing for the past.

So when tomorrow starts without me do not think we’re apart,
For every time you think of me remember I’m right here in your heart.


The family would like to say Thank You!
to everyone for all of their love, prayers, and support
that you have given during this tough time.
We shall ever be mindful for what you have done.
It is our sincere prayer that all of God's blessing will be
showered on you in unlimited and abundant measures.
The Rays


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