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Raye E. (Smith) Loyd

Born: Wed., Jul. 11, 1951
Died: Tue., Aug. 5, 2014


Memorial Service

11:00 AM Sat., Aug. 09, 2014
Location: St. Peters Rock Missionary Baptist Church


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Raye Loyd, 63, of Pine Bluff departed this life August 05, 2014. She leaves to cherish her memory, two loving daughters, Stacey Loyd Arnold and Tracey Loyd; two brothers, Alveno Smith and R.C. Smith; two adorable grandchildren, Kiaira Arnold and Kayden Loyd. Memorial services will be 11:00 a.m., Saturday, August 09, 2014 at St. Peters Rock MBC, 1201 Catalpa Street, Pine Bluff. Services entrusted to Serenity Funeral Home, 1851 Marshall Street, Little Rock,  “Providing Service of Excellence” (501) 374-5025. Please sign the online guestbook at www.serenityfuneralhomear.com.

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Linda Murray
   Posted Thu August 07, 2014
It is with heartfelt sympathy that I send caring thoughts for the lost of your loved one. Raye and I worked together for years. May you find comfort at time in knowing that you and your family are in my prayers.

Esther Terry
   Posted Fri August 08, 2014
I remember Raye Evelyn as having a sweet and quiet spirit. Praying for strength and comfort for Alveno and the family. RIP Raye Evelyn.

Laurell Hall
   Posted Fri August 08, 2014
It will be the little things that you will remember,
the quiet moments, the smiles, and the laughter.
And although it may seem hard right now,
it will be the memories of these little things
that help to push away the pain
and bring the smiles back again.
Your loved one will always be as close as a memory,
and the God of all comfort will always be as
close as a prayer.
God Bless you! Laurell Hall St. Peter's Rock

John and Marilyn Robinson
   Posted Fri August 08, 2014
R.C. and Family,
Please accept our deepest sympathy in the loss of our dear cousin, Raye Evelyn. Our prayers and thoughts are with you and the family.
John and Marilyn

Marilyn Robinson
   Posted Fri August 08, 2014

SPATHIPHYLLUM was sent by John .

R. C. and Family, Deepest Sympathy in the loss of our dear cousin, Raye Evelyn. Love, John and Marilyn


Cnthia Daniels Johnson
   Posted Fri August 08, 2014
I want you to know that Ms.Raye was so sweet and wonderful. I met her in Jan. of this year, she train me for the position I have now, she was always pleasant and always had a smile. I will never forget her. My prays are with the family.

Yvonne Allen
   Posted Fri August 08, 2014
To my family, this has been an unexpected loss, but I pray that God will continue to strengthen and keep us all! Continue to be prayerful and remember to put God first in all that we do!! Love you all!!

Joyce Compton Johnson and Family
   Posted Fri August 08, 2014
May the Lord Bless and keep you during this time of sorrow. You are inour prayers and thought. Raye and I worked together for many years. Rest in Peace Raye.

Gary Jones
   Posted Fri August 08, 2014
So sad to lose this kind, dear lady. She was much loved..
God bless her.

Ms. Flu and Ros
   Posted Fri August 08, 2014
Although no words can really help to ease the loss you bear, just know that you are very close in every thought and prayer.

Rosie Pickett
   Posted Fri August 08, 2014
Will miss you dearly!!

Serenity Funeral Home Staff
   Posted Fri August 08, 2014
The Loyd Family,
To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord. Continue to look to the hills from which all of our help comes. May God in His infinite wisdom continue to bless you.

Serenity Funeral Home Staff

Carolyn Jackson Moore
   Posted Fri August 08, 2014
My prayers go out to the family of my beloved classmate from Merrill High School. RIP Raye

Antionette Mcgriff
   Posted Sat August 09, 2014
Words can not express the sorrow i feel for the family, knowing how much you were truly loved!! to be absence from the body is to be present with the lord. I know you are smiling down from heaven.Sending prayers up for peace, acceptance, and strength for the family.

Earnestine
   Posted Sat August 09, 2014
She is in good hands now may God give you the comfort you need during this time.I will continue to pray for the family.

Zenobia Smith
   Posted Sat August 09, 2014
My sweet sweet sister. You will be missed more than you will ever know. Your loving smile. The expression of care for all those you knew. You were a great sister and aunt to the boys as you always called them. Rest in peace sweet Raye.

Sandra Harris
   Posted Sun August 10, 2014
I am sorry about Raye. I'll pray for her and her family. She is a sweet woman and cheerful. I really miss her.

Zahra Erickson
   Posted Sun August 10, 2014
I had the privilege of working with your mother at SSA. She was a beautiful woman who had a kind and gentle spirit. I am so very sorry for your loss!

Zahra Erickson
   Posted Sun August 10, 2014
I had the privilege of working with your mother at SSA. She was a beautiful woman inside and out! Raye always had the most beautiful smile on her face and a kind word to share. I am so sorry for your loss!

Andrew Johnson
   Posted Mon August 11, 2014
My sincere condolences to the Lloyd and Smith Families. Raye Evelyn grew up in the church I grew up in, St. Peter's Rock. She was always that sweet, kind, gentle spirit. Although I have not seen her in years, I frequently thought of her and wondered where she was. I pray that God meets her loved ones at their collective points of grief and gives them comfort that only He can.

A poem for your reading:

“I Watched God"

I watched God crack dawn like two fresh, grade A hen
eggs;
Watched Him raise the shade on a brand new day,
Saw Him push up a mountain with his hand and hide the
moon behind it,
Ignite the sun like a candle in a dark room.

I saw Him snatch stars from the dark skies,
Scoop the darkness up in one hand.
Saw him puff the clouds and float them across the
heavens,
Sprinkle the morning dew from the water hose of time.


Watched him illuminate the mornng sky like a roman
candle on the 4th of July,
Give clocks permission to start.
Scattered the swallows from their roosts in the oaks,
I watched him shut off the switch that illuminated the
morning star.


I know he turned the faucette that started the
mississippi flowing,
The Nile winding,
Ol Faithful jumping,
And the ocean rolling.

Pushed his thumb into the ground,
hollowed out valleys,
pushed up mountains,
sprinkled dots on the landscape and they became trees.

Put birds in the air,
Fish in the water,
Animals to walk the ground,
and life within.

Started the earth to spinning,
Sent it on its journey around the sun,
Wrung water out of the clouds and made it rain,
Put on a light show with lightning.

In the coolness of the evening shade,
Fashioned a lump of clay to look like you,
Gave it grace, beauty, warmth, caring and love,
Then from nothing he made me.

Ohh I tell you I watched God,
In the Glory of all that He is.
Make everything His mind beheld,
And even made him a woman.


Andrew Johnson
(c)copyright 2003

Darlene Swopes-Tripplett
   Posted Mon August 11, 2014
My fondest memories of Raye Evelyn.... I had the pleasure of spending a few weeks in the summer with Aunt Mary Alice and Uncle Renice. (Highlight of my summers). Aunt Mary Alice was a true gem, Raye would receive Company, (Walter) she was so graceful and sweet. Al and I would sneak peek in to see her and Walter courting. We never saw anything, inappropriate. She was so classy, I wanted to be just like her.....Raye you inspired me with your grace and class.....love you, cousin Darlene Swopes-Tripplett

Sharon Bruce Pilgrim
   Posted Mon August 11, 2014
Much love and sympathy to Al and family.

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