February 29, 1940 - April 26, 2018
Ray Schilling, age 78 and a resident of Mt. Hermon, died at 12:05 pm Thursday April 26, 2018 at his home.
He was the current Chairman and a longtime Deacon of Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church. Ray was a former machinist for Walton Foundry that loved watching all different types of sports on TV, including his favorites the Texas Rangers, New Orleans Saints and especially the LSU Tigers. Ray made a large successful garden each year and liked to share his vegetables with his family and members of his community. Ray loved spending time with his family and adored his grandchildren.
“His lord said unto him, Well done, good and faithful servant;” Matthew 25:23 KJV
Survived by: Wife of 59 years: Janice Creel Schilling of Mt. Hermon; 4 Children and Spouses: Carl Ray and Joe Ann Schilling of Mt. Hermon, Ronald Wayne and Hope Schilling of Monticello, MS, Dr. Gwen Schilling-Dickey and Steve Dickey of Lucien, MS, James Allen Schilling of Noxo, MS; 6 Grandchildren and Spouses: John Curtis Pratt, Christopher Ray and Carin Schilling, Andrew Jared Schilling, Heather Renfroe Champagne and Justin Champagne, Britan Dickey Pruski and Nathaniel Pruski, Corey Joe and Katelyn Schilling; 12 Great-grandchildren; 2 Brothers and Sisters in law: Woodrow and Willie Bee Schilling of Mt. Hermon, Monroe and Mary Schilling of the Springhill Community; Special Nephew: James Ray Creel;
Special Loved One: Kallie Gros; Brothers in law and a Sister in law: Charles and Barbara Creel,
Jasper Creel; Also numerous nieces, nephews, other family members and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents Horace Schilling and Lula Mae Jenkins Schilling, and siblings Wanzie Schilling Sheridan, Arnie Schilling, Henry Schilling, Velma Blackwell, Fannie Lee Stogner, Arnold Buck Schilling, Buford Schilling, Emma Jean Cooper, Bertha Lee Finley.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Saturday April 28th from 5 pm until 9 pm and after 10 am on Sunday. A funeral service will be held at 2 pm Sunday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Scott Spinks, Rev. James Kemp, Rev. Mike Stafford and Mr. Mike Wells officiating. Burial will follow in the Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Paul Sheridan, Avery Sheridan, Brandon Lebo, Hilton Schilling, Kelvin Creel, Ray Creel, Corey Creel, Chris Creel
Honorary Pallbearers are his grandchildren.
A special acknowledgment to the Deacons of Mt. Pisgah Church Mr. Percy Raybourn, Mr. Mack Brown, Mr. Roland Burch and former pastor and friend David Pate.