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Ray C. Sedwick, Jr.

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Ray Cornell “Ray Ray” Sedwick, Jr., was born on Oct. 3, 1994, in Austin, Texas, to Cynthia Marie Ellis and Ray Cornell Sedwick, Sr. He slipped his mortal bonds and joined his Heavenly Father on Sunday, May 22, 2016.
Ray’s most special pride was being a big brother, and he was on top of the world waiting to meet his nephew, who is expected to arrive soon.
A 2013 graduate

of Lockhart High School, Ray was adored by coaches, teachers and classmates alike. Voted Homecoming King his Senior year, Ray’s huge personality and warm smile were matched only by his drive to succeed and his capacity to love everyone – his mother, most of all. With almost every word and action couched in humor and laughter, he earned leadership roles both on the sports fields and off.
After graduation, Ray spent a year at Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi, before embarking on a great adventure to Black Hills State University in Spearfish, S.D., where he discovered the cold did not agree with him. He returned home to Texas, and went to work, planning to continue his future in education.
Ray packed a lifetime of love and fun into his short time on Earth, and will forever be remembered by all who knew him for his smile, his laughter, and his boundless faith in God.
He leaves behind to cherish his memory his mother, Cynthia Marie Ellis; his father, Ray Cornell Sedwick, Sr.; his beloved brother, Timothy Sedwick, his wife, Lexi, and their soon-to-arrive son, Bryson Ray; his maternal grandparents, Debra Moody Rangel and Wilburn Ellis; his Lockhart Lion brothers and sisters; and a large, extended family of siblings, nieces and nephews, and friends he loved like family.
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents.
A Friday Night Lights vigil in Ray’s honor has been planned at Lion Stadium, #1 Lion Country Drive, beginning at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, May 27, 2016. A Celebration of Life will be held at the Lion’s Den Competition Gym at Lockhart High School on Monday, May 30, 2016, beginning at noon. Burial will follow to the Lockhart Municipal Cemetery.
Carrying Ray to his Final Rest, as they carried him in life, are brothers-in-spirit: Nico Perez, Levi Mair, Marcus Rodriguez, Johnny Anzualda, Brandon Miller, Rhett Crawford, Trent Till and Charles Ereaux.
The family extends their thanks and gratitude to everyone who has shared of their time, their prayers and their love during this difficult time.  Those who have called, stopped by, and contributed are too numerous to mention.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to the Ray Sedwick, Jr., Memorial Fund at First Lockhart National Bank or online at www.youcaring.com/63raysedwick.

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11 comments

  1. Rhonda Woods 25 May, 2016 at 22:51 Reply

    Peace be with the family at this time. Ray made his mark on the Lockhart community be proud of all that he accomplished.

  2. Laua Vest Mojica 25 May, 2016 at 22:59 Reply

    May you Rest in Peace Ray. We all miss you so much!! My prayers are with your family during this time.

  3. Lori Mair 25 May, 2016 at 23:26 Reply

    Well Heaven gained another angel & what an Angel! I Love you Ray Ray. I will never forget your infectious smile and laughter and everything you did for me. Anytime you heard I was moving you were always the first one that said, “You need help Mom”? I love you son RIP Ray Ray
    Gone but NEVER forgotten

  4. Patrick & Jennifer Stella 25 May, 2016 at 23:41 Reply

    RayRay, your personality, heart, and love was larger than life, just like you. You will be greatly missed and never forgotten. Fly High, sweet boy, and dance in the sky!

    Our deepest love and most heartfelt condolences to Cynthia, Timothy, Ray Sr., and family. I can not imagine the huge hole this has left in your lives but he will never be truly gone, just out of sight. Love you all and many prayers to carry you through.
    Patrick, Jennifer, Tony, lil Patrick & Sammy

  5. Ashley Acosta 26 May, 2016 at 00:36 Reply

    U where a gr8 friend no matere where ur at ur still my heart….
    You will be truly missed you no matter what you’re always be in everyone’s heart

  6. Sheila Henderson 26 May, 2016 at 03:38 Reply

    May God cover you in your grief and loss Felt. May you feel the comforting grace only God can provide.

  7. Brenda Klundt 26 May, 2016 at 03:38 Reply

    We were very fortunate to meet Ray and spend time together as family, whether he was traveling to South Dakota or when he later attended BHSU. So happy he touched our lives so sad that he had such a short life. Hugs to his family and many friends. Brenda Klundt, Lead SD

  8. Carole Huckle 26 May, 2016 at 10:40 Reply

    Thank you God for giving us Ray to love and cherish even if it was for a way too short a time. Ray, you were always one of my favorite band “kids” and always had your manners and respect for others in hand at all times. Your laughter, smiles, hugs and good nature will be missed! Your bear hugs were truly one of a kind! Thank you for not only being my friend but my son’s too. Rest in peace my friend!
    Love, Mrs. Huckle/band Momma Huckle

  9. Jodi Whited 26 May, 2016 at 23:54 Reply

    Blessed to have met Ray. Cynthia introduced the boys and Deanna before our move to Lockhart. Ray along with Levi, Tim and a few others took her under their wings and showed her the ropes. He was always there encouraging her to be a better person. Pumping her up each power lift meet. To Ray although she was only 105 pounds there was no limit to what she could do. He pumped her and bam she pushed herself to lift more. Each time I saw Ray he would stop what he was doing to come say hi and give me a hug. We would talk about our families and what was going on with us. He was a remarkable young man! His smile brightened my day. Ray touched the lives of many. He will be dearly missed. It’s not everyday you’ll get a chance to meet someone like Ray. Those are few and far between. Lifting Cynthia and family in prayer. Love you guys!!

  10. Marissa Starks 28 May, 2016 at 02:10 Reply

    I didn’t personally know Ray, but I do know that he was an absolutely wonderful guy and had a beautiful soul. My thoughts are with his family and friends during this difficult time. <3

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