Surrounded by the love and prayers of his family, Brother Raymond Edward Wooley peacefully went home to be with the Lord at 3:46 a.m. Tuesday morning at his home.
Raymond Wooley was born Dec. 4, 1946, in Mount Gilead, N.C. He was the son of the late Betty Wooley Peoples and Marshall McRae.
He received his formal education at Peabody High School. He attended North Carolina Agricultural and Technical College in Greensboro and Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte. Later he was drafted for the U.S. Army. After earning an honorable discharge, Raymond went to work as a lab technician at Gerdau Ameristeel, where he faithfully served for 40 years.
Raymond was later united in marriage with the lovely Archie Will Williams on August 30, 1968 in Ozark, Ala. They have been blessed to be united over 40 years. The Lord blessed them with two children, Stephanie and Jamison.
He and his lovely wife joined St. Marks United Methodist Church in 1971. He served on the Gospel Mass Choir, the Men’s Choir and other capacities in the church.
Raymond is survived by his wife, Archie Wooley. In addition to his wife, he leaves to cherish his precious memories two children; Stephanie Wooley of Charlotte and son Jamison Wooley of the home; two precious grandchildren, Alana Wooley and Cameron Wooley; future son-in-law, Troy Stowe of Charlotte; one mother-in-law, Mrs. Annie Will Williams of Ozark, Ala.; sister-in-law, Mrs. JoAnn Clark (Calvin) of Ozark, Ala.; special nieces, Iris Riveria (Carlos), Wanda Jones, Shelia Hill, Jackie Hill of Alabama and Tennessee; special nephews, Joseph Hill, William Hill, Michael Hill of Alabama and New York; three brothers, Pastor Rev. David M. Wooley of Mt. Gilead, Alphonso McRae (Evon) and Marshall McRae, Jr. (Lillian) both of Charlotte; one sister, Iris McRae of Mt. Gilead; two step sisters, Marie McDonald (Bobby) of Badin, NC, and Dorothy Davis of Hickory, NC; three stepbrothers, Roger Peoples (Jean), Calvin Peoples (Mary), and Charles Peoples ( Catherine) all of Badin. A host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
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