I knew Raymond through the Friend of Friend program at the Valparaiso State Hospital. I am a Navy Mom and Raymond was one of our veteran friends. I can remember his smile and the way he would say my name. I remember his long piano playing fingers and how he use to play the piano in the old building…I am so glad I was able to be his friend and be a part of his life…Very thankful for his service to our country also….Thankful for the Friend of Friend program at the State Hospital and those who took care of him….Sue Hardesty, Navy Mom
Ray-Jay- . I have heard all about your family and your Navy days. I have heard stories and enjoyed your card tricks that you almost forced everyone you met to watch. I felt that we had a great relationship all through the 33 years that we have known each other.. Rest in Peace my Friend, You are truly going to be missed
February 14, 2018
Raymond, I am going to truly miss you and although it is too late, I apologize for visiting you as often as I could have. I remember Raymond from 8th grade at Lincoln. A lot of the girls were crazy about him. I was one of the lucky ones to have had the opportunity to call him my boyfriend for a couple of years. God bless the family and keep your hands in the hand of the Master, He will comfort you at all times.
Prayer: Dear Lord , Thank you for granting us your comfort in time of sorrow .Help us to comfort those who are in pain .Amen. Rest In Peace uncle Raymond. Your niece from Indy Tanya Robinson (Vandever)
Raymond will be missed by all of us from the American Legion Auxiliary! He was such a sweet man!
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Raymond L. Jamerson, 81, passed away on January 13, 2019. He was born on December 19, 1937 to Clarence Sr. and Blanche Jamerson in Valparaiso, Indiana.
Ray was the friendliest gentleman you’d meet. He graduated from Lincoln High School, class of 1955. After high school, he served in the Navy for 4 years. Ray loved to play the piano and sing. He played at the Black History Program. He enjoyed listening to jazz, r&b, and Aretha Franklin.
Ray is survived by his brother Clarence Jamerson Jr.; his sister Shirley Jamerson Tyler; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Ray is preceded in death by his parents; his siblings Dorothy Sanders, James Green, and Catherine Vandever.
A graveside service will be Saturday, January 19th at 11 a.m. at Graceland Memorial Park in the Chapel of Peace Mausoleum. The family would like to thank the State Hospital doctors, nurses, social worker, and staff and also the doctors, nurses, and staff of St. Vincent Hospital for their care.
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