Published 10:21 am Friday, January 20, 2023

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Ms. Ray Ann Wheat, a resident of Bogalusa, La., passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023 in New Orleans, La. at the age of 84. Ray Ann was born in Bogalusa to John E. and Doris Wheat on Oct. 27, 1938. She was a longtime employee of the LA Welfare Department. She loved to travel and play cards but most of all she loved her church. She was a member of Superior Avenue Baptist Church where she was active in Hilltoppers, mission projects, served as church clerk, was a member of various committees, the Sunday school secretary, and chaperoned many youth events. 

Ray Ann is survived by her cousin raised as a son, Jeremy (Jenny) Ellis, along with their children, Eli, Isaac, Abraham, and Ari all of Atlanta, GA; her sister, Sharon Wheat of Bogalusa, La.; and a special cousin Lori Ellis of Pearl River, La.

Ray Ann was preceded in death by her parents, Johnnie and Doris Wheat and one brother, Tracy Wheat.

Visitation will be held Monday, Jan. 23, 2023 at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home from noon until time for the services at 2 p.m. with Rev. Clay Norwood officiating the service. Interment to follow at Ponemah Cemetery. Ray Ann’s family request in lieu of flowers that donation in her memory be made to Superior Avenue Baptist Church building fund.

To view and sign the guestbook go to pooleritchiefuneralhome.com.