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Posted By Whitney & Murphy On May 8, 2017 @ 12:44 pm In Obituary | 2 Comments

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Ray James Harris, “Ray J”, age 53, died unexpectedly on Monday May 1st, 2017 in his home in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Ray J was born March 13th 1965 in Wichita, Kansas. He resided there until he moved to the Phoenix area in 1984 to work as a flight attendant for America West Airlines for the next 15 years. Ray J met his wife of 18 years, Renee Harris, while they both worked for the airline. They just recently divorced January 2017.

Ray J and Renee have 2 beautiful children: Nicholas age 13 and Jane age 12.

Ray J attended Arizona State University and graduated with a B. A. in Business. He did attend ASU’s law program for a while, but then found a strong interest in commercial real estate and pursued that career until his passing. He worked at Cushman & Wakefield located in Phoenix Arizona.

He is survived by his ex-wife Renee Harris; his son Nicholas Harris; his daughter Jane Harris; his sister Margaret Harris; his brother John “Crit” Harris; sister-in-law Kelli Harris; cousin Joanne Vankeirsbilck; cousin David Harris; and Aunt Virginia.

He is preceded in death by his parents: Charles & Jane Harris and his oldest brother, Charles “Wint” Harris.

Visitation will be from 3:00 – 5:00 P.M. with a Funeral Service at 5:00 P.M. on Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix.

Reception following the services at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home.

Ray J will later be cremated and have his ashes spread in locations that were meaningful and special to him.


Condolences for the family of “HARRIS, RAY JAMES”

Condolence from BD on May 11th, 2017 5:35 pm

My sincere condolences to the family for your loss. May the promises in God’s word provide you with comfort and strength during this most difficult time. John 5:28-29

Condolence from Lisa Horn on May 31st, 2021 11:03 pm

I don’t know why but God put Ray J. on my heart and he has been on my heart for the last few months. He was in my wedding back in 1995. What a heartbreak and terrible discovery to learn that he died so young. I lost my brother in November 2017 at the age of 46. Your pain makes my heart ache for you. Prayers and well wishes to your family and his children. I’m so very sorry. ❤️ God bless

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