Stephanie Vanessa Ray, age 52, passed away on Thursday, December 13, 2018. Stephanie worked at LaPetite Academy for many years and was passionate about the children. Her smile and kind heart radiated and lit up any room. She is predeceased by her mother Hedy LaMarr Jones; and grandparents, William and Rosetta Lewis. Stephanie is survived by her father, Donald Lee Jones; sister, Erica Hudson (Alfonso); brothers, Scott Ray and Kevin Ray;nieces, Ebonie Hudson, Caitlyn Hudson and Sydney Ray; nephews, Christopher Major, Garrett Hudson and Sheldon Ray; great nephews, Kaden Hudson and Marion McDonald; great nieces, Madisyn Hudson, M’Aliyah McDonald and Karmyn Anderson;and a host of family and friends. A memorial service will be held in the chapel of Charter Funeral Home on Monday, December 17, 2018 at 12:00 p.m.