Dannise Buchans Ray

April 11, 1967 – November 22, 2018

Dannise Buchans Ray, age 51, passed away on Thursday, November 22, 2018.  Dannise met the love of her life 35 years ago, her high school sweetheart, Michael Eugene Ray.  She graduated from the University of Montevallo with honors.  On December 29, 1990, Dannise was baptized as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses.  She was resolved in her faith and was eagerly looking forward to paradise on Earth, as our Heavenly Father originally intended. Dannise was predeceased by her father, David Wesley Buchans.  She is survived by her loving husband of 31 years, Michael Ray; her mother, Barbara Ellene Thornton Blankenship (Ronny); her sisters, Cristi Cummings (Todd), Tanya Blake (Andy), and Kelli Denard (Mike); and a host of nieces and nephews.  A memorial service will be held on Saturday, December 1, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 839 16th St, Calera, AL 35040.  Dannise will be dearly missed.  www.charterfuneral.com



  1. Raymond And Diane Henry on November 23, 2018 at 7:58 pm

    So sorry Mike and family for the loss of your dear wonderful wife. She will be greatly missed.
    Raymond and Diane Henry

  2. Darnell Williams on November 24, 2018 at 8:07 am

    My sincere condolences to the Ray family. Dannise and I were in the same congregation long ago. Every time I would see her she always had a huge smile on her face…even when she began being sick. Such a beautiful person that we will all miss, but we do look forward to seeing her again John 5:28,29.

  3. Susan Hill on November 24, 2018 at 11:36 am

    I am do deeply sorry for your loss. Dannise was so loved and will be forever in our hearts. Praying for family.

  4. Sandra Rowell on December 27, 2018 at 12:12 am

    So sorry to hear of Dannise’s passing.