Mona Altman Ray
October 20, 1959 – May 20, 2023
Mona Altman Ray, 63, of Providence Forge, VA, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, May 20, 2023. She was born on October 20, 1959, to proud parents David and Charlene Altman. Mona was a graduate of the University of Georgia and a proud Bull Dog! While at the University, she received her Masters in teaching and went on to teach at Atlee High School for many years as an agriculture and horticulture teacher, where she was a proud supporter and leader of the FFA until she retired. Mona followed her passion after retirement as a wedding florist and was sought out and loved by all Brides, many families, and colleagues. Mona was also a long-time standing member of Emmaus Baptist Church.
Mona was a much-beloved mother, grandmother, wife, sister, aunt, and friend. She is survived by her loving husband of 37 years, Robert Ray; and their three children: son, John David Ray; and daughters, Stacey Hornor, and her husband, Donald, and Elizabeth Rector and her husband, Trevor, and her children, Ethan Smith, Kendrick Smith, and Carlie Rector; her sisters, Rhonda Fee, and her husband, Aaron, and their children, Allan and Joshua, and a sister, Billie Stilwell, and her children, Eddie and Dot.
A Celebration of Life will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Emmaus Baptist Church or the New Kent Animal Shelter.
Oh my precious Mona. We love you so much. You was my very best friend for 20 years. You brought so much love and joy to our family. You was not just my friend you was a sister to me. You was everything to our Megan. She already misses you more than words can say. I don’t know how I will do life without you. Please watch over Megan. I know your with our Jesus now. Something I know you have been so ready for. Kiss my momma for me. I love you sweet friend.
Such a loving woman ! She loved me and my family even though we were Gator fans . Mrs Mona was always so welcoming and so genuine. She always had a smile on her face and always a had a big warm hug for me and my family . Mrs. Mona will be missed by the Houze family . Until we meet again in Heaven my friend rest in peace with our Lord .
I’m so sorry for your loss of such a great woman. My prayers are with you all
I learned so much from Mona, but the greatest was seeing what it really meant to be the hands & feet of Jesus, through her. She was always ready & willing to help anyone who had a need. We love you Mona Ray & will surely miss you.
Prayers to the family during this difficult time. She was an inspiration to so many and it is evident how much she was truly loved.
You will be missed my friend. We go way back to high school and our days at the Miami Ag school. Our friendship has been very special to me. Love you my friend.
Mona was my very special friend even though we never met in person. We shared the love of goldendoodle dogs. She had Hanna and I had Poppy. We shared many letters and conversations over the last few years. She always offered such good advice and comfort. She always talked about coming out to Colorado and I talked about coming to see her. I will miss this dear lady . Until we see each other again in Heaven, rest well.
So sorry to hear this. She was my favorite teacher at Atlee. She even did my sister’s flowers for her wedding. She was a wonderful person.
So sorry to hear this , I was on school board at St. Cloud Fl. That hired Mona as our Ag teacher. Great lady and great friend and teacher.
I worked with Mona at Atlee and loved her. She was so kind and loved her students. She loved working with flowers and was very good at it. Everyone who knew her loved her.
My deepest condolences. I had the pleasure of meeting Mona in 2007. Mona was my florist for our wedding. I loved her kindness and creativity. Sending light and love.
Mona was the florist for my wedding 4 years ago. I moved to VA from CA and knew no one. She was friendly, warm and welcoming; like I was a long lost friend. Mona was our Church’s wedding florist I found out later on. Her shop was beautiful and clearly full of love for her passion…making people smile!
I will be praying for your family during this time of loss. She will be missed.
I am so sorry to hear about the passing of Mona Ray. I had the pleasure of working with her at Atlee High School. Mona gave 100% plus to her students & her colleagues. What a wonderful spirit! Sincerely, Alicia H. Carter
I am sorry to learn of the passing of Mona Ray. We worked together at Atlee High School, and she brought such joy and fun to all who knew her. She was an advocate for her students, always encouraging them. She was a good friend.