Obituary for Raymond Fenceroy
Raymond McDean Fenceroy, was known as “Pot” to his Father, “Daddy” to his children, “Papa” to his grandchildren, “Daddy Ray”, “Unc”, or “Uncle Raymond” to his nieces and nephews; but most knew him lovingly as “Ray”. No matter what name you preferred, whenever you called him, he was always there and willing to help and will be missed dearly. We don’t know God’s special nickname for him, but when God whispered it to him, he stepped out of this world and into his heavenly home on the afternoon of January 29th, 2018. Upon his arrival, Ray was met by his grandparents Spencer and Clara Fenceroy and Dave and Louberta Conway, his parents Willie and Virginia Fenceroy, his uncles William and Dave Conway, Jr., his brothers William Charles and Larry Fenceroy, and his nephew Montreal Fenceroy.
During the spring of 1948, Willie and Virginia Fenceroy welcomed their third son into the world; Raymond McDean Fenceroy was born on April 5th in Morehouse Parish, Louisiana. He joined church at an early age during a town wide revival, but held his membership at New Star Missionary Baptist Church, where he taught the youth Sunday school class as a young adult. Ray received his early education from Collinston Central Elementary and his beloved Union High School, where he played baseball one of the schools two sports at the time. Upon graduating in 1966, he worked for Georgia Pacific until he decided to leave small town living for the big city of Milwaukee, WI.
When Ray arrived in Milwaukee, he began working at AO Smith in 1968, but was soon drafted into the U.S. Army. Raymond was an E4 Kitchen Supervisor stationed in Ft. Ord, CA until he was discharged in 1970. He returned to work at AO Smith as a crane operator until his retirement in 2000. He joined Christian Fellowship Bible Church, under the leadership of Rev. Anthony “Tony” Nash, where he remained a devoted member until his passing. Ray, was the coolest guy that you could ever meet, even after he met his best friend and soul mate Debra Fenceroy.
Ray loved to spend quality time with his family, traveling every summer back to Louisiana for the Union High reunions and most importantly to visit with his siblings. He loved cooking and tackling home improvement projects. His infectious laughter, stories, and home cooked meals will be greatly missed by all who knew him but his family will miss him most.
Raymond is survived by his loyal and dedicated wife Debra Fenceroy, daughters Tabitha (DeAndre) Harris and Tiara Fenceroy, one son Christopher Fenceroy, grandchildren DeAndre Jr. and Dream Harris, Chloe, Jade, Novia and Heaven Fenceroy, god-daughter Theresa Langdon, brothers Melvin O’neal (Emma) Fenceroy of Milwaukee, WI, Rodney Lavon (Brenda) Fenceroy of Collinston, LA, and Gregory Cottrell (Edna) Fenceroy of Fargo, ND, one sister Brenda Joyce (Dean) Loche of Collinston, LA, one Aunt/2nd Mother Bessie Brown of Milwaukee, WI, bonus siblings Lee (Vanessa), Jr., Jeffery (Thelma) Brown, Demetrius (Venice) Brown all of Milwaukee, WI, and Sherry Suggs-Harvey of Las Vegas, NV, and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
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