John Edward DeRay

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John Edward DeRay

December 24, 1963 - February 08, 2019

John Edward DeRay DANVILLE - John Edward DeRay, 55, of Danville passed away February 8, 2019, at his home.
John was born on December 24, 1963, the son of Edward John and Mary (Andrews) DeRay in Danville, Ill.
John is survived by his parents; sister, Amy (Timothy) Steinbaugh; niece and nephew, Max and Sarah Steinbaugh; very special friends, Al and Keri Sexton; as well as several aunts, uncles and cousins.
John was preceded in death by his maternal and paternal grandparents.
He was a graduate of Oakwood High School where he played basketball and was the quarterback of the football team. He attended the Vermilion Heights Christian Church, where he felt welcomed and loved. He enjoyed fishing and spending time with his friends. He was deeply loved by his family.
Private family services will be Wednesday, February 13, at Sunset Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Oakwood, 105 East S. Main St. Oakwood, IL 61858. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.
Memorials in John's memory may be given to the Vermilion Heights Christian Church.
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Published on February 11, 2019
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Angel taylor
Feb 12, 2019
John you was a good person you will be truly missed I love you so much and I care for you so much like I said before I always will be here no matter what situation you was going through or whatever you was going through I always will be here it hurts my heart when I saw you on Friday morning at 9:30 at the apartment I was standing on top of your body and I just kept crying he's gone he's really gone it hurts it still hurts me right now in my heart that you gone love you don't have to suffer any anymore you don't have to worry about anybody anymore I glad that you came to me on Wednesday and you asked me to pray on you and I'll pray for you and I'll do you say yes imma need that prayer runnin...g by now angel and I prayed on you it was like you was fighting the demons did and you was telling the demons to go away and I kept praying on top of you and at the end we see in the name of Jesus to heal to Soul into everything and we did say in the name of Jesus thank you for everything but Jesus is ours heavenly father he will always be our father and God of Almighty he is the world he created the world and he sent his son Jesus Christ to create us and when we came on Earth little blessings on Earth but then some people started to get ugly we just have to be careful of who we are dealing with and what kind of friends is around us some friends could be nice the friend can be rude and some could get ugly but that's when and I heart that you meet a good person that came into your life for a reason the Lord brings a good person to your life for a reason to hear that person so got him the right way and to look at the right path there's a reason why the law to put a person in the some people life for a reason and that's to following the right way no matter what situation are you going to we will always be here to pray for you to heal you and to do right I am so happy cannot spend three and a half years with you to get the chance to know you and spend time with you so laugh play read cookout and pray together I am so happy I got the chance to meet you and got the chance to know you very well for three and a half years like you told me on Wednesday and these are your words that you said to me angel you will always be in my heart you will always be in my soul I will always love you no matter what Angel because you is an angel up gift for God is the reason why I love you so much Angel because you care for me no matter what situation I was going through you always feels here for me and you never turn me down you care for me when nobody else wasn't around you was there for me when nobody else was around and you gave me stuff with nobody looking around so you is a good person that you and I do not want you to take that away I want you to be you and I always want you to be you don't never let nobody tell you not to be you because it will hurt me if you want me you I want you to be you angel and always be you because you have a good heart you sweet you kind and you gif so do not take that away I love you and I care for you these is the words words you said to me I'm going to leave with this I love you I'm going to miss you I just want to take time for me to heal but I always will care for you and I'll always have you in my heart we love you from me angel Taylor and my son Theo Jackson we love youRead more