Lynnette Irene Ray-Richmond
January 2, 1956 - October 11, 2021
**In lieu of flowers, please donate to the American Heart Association**
Saturday, October 30, 2021
Wake - 11:30am
Service - 12:030pm
Metropolitan United Methodist Church
1121 W. Lanvale St. Baltimore, MD 21217
Lynnette Irene Ray-Richmond, the first child of the late Willie Ralph Ray and Agnes Irene Ray, nee Taylor, was born on January 2, 1956 in Baltimore, Maryland. God took her home on Monday, October 11, 2021. She was raised in a loving caring family.
Lynn was born and bred into Metropolitan United Methodist Church and became a devoted and loving woman of God with a happy spirit. Lynn was a prayer warrior. She loved children and cared about people. Her kids at school called her “Miss Sunshine” because of her smile and personality that would light up a room. Smiling while just passing by, she greeted everyone with a cheerful “Hello” or “Good Morning.”
Lynn was educated in Baltimore City public schools and graduated from Walbrook Senior High School, then attended Coppin State University where she received a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in May of 1977. Later, she received a Master’s Degree from Regent State University of Virginia Beach, Virginia.
She began her career as a teacher in Baltimore City Public Schools for grades K-12 for 23 years. She taught at Florence Bertell Academy as a Special Education Teacher; at Sweet Potato Kids, Inc. as Assistant Director/Lead Teacher; at the Community College of Baltimore County as Adjunct Faculty Teacher, as well as other private schools and institutions.
On July 6, 1991, she married Ulysses Richmond, III. God blessed them with a son, Ulysses Richmond, IV.
Lynn’s favorite scripture: Saint John 3:16, “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” Lynn’s favorite hymn: “The Lord is My Light and My Salvation.”
Lynn was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Arnett Amerdith Taylor and Irene Gladys Guinn Taylor; her paternal grandparents, Ralph Ray and Flossie Arnold Ray.
She leaves to cherish her memory her mother, Mrs. Agnes T. Ray; a son, Ulysses Richmond, IV; a brother, Ralph Ray, II and siblings Luchien Ray and Lamont Ray. Also, she leaves to mourn her loss an aunt and uncle, Marcia L. and Lawrence E. Johnson and a host of loving cousins, relatives and friends.