Rea 'Santa Ray' Blackburn Memorial Fund

Campaign Created by: James Blackburn

The funds from this campaign will be received by James Blackburn.

Goal: USD $12,000
Raised: USD $ 9,439

Rea Blackburn lived a life of touching others! 

Starting as a son and brother, becoming a husband and father, to being a proud Grandpa and 'Santa Ray' to many. Ray was a wonderful, kind and caring man.  

He's spent the last month in the hospital fighting for time to see his family as he was dealing with kidney failure.  Dialysis treatments were helpful but took their toll on his body.  His body did not respond to the treatments but he was able to see his children and grandchildren!

His frequent inquiry over these last few weeks has been, "What about mom (his wife of 48 years)?"  We're looking to raise funds so that mom is not burdened with medical, funeral, and other expenses.  Our family is rallying and doing what we can, we need help.  Can you help us make Dad's final wish come true?

Thank you all for the love and support you have shown our family.  There are no words that adequately express the love and feelings we have for Rea, 'Ray', Santa 'Ray', Papa Santa, Dad.

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April 7, 2022
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We can feel that love you have for Rea.  We appreciate very much the donations that have been made so far.  We are so close to having the funeral expenses covered!

Once we hit 8k we will stretch for 12k.  There are still other expenses that my mom will have to cover.  Let's see if we can all come together and pay off the car that she uses to get to and from her doctor appointments.

Thanks again for your love and support.  My dad truly influenced many lives and we love and miss him dearly.  Please contact a family member if you prefer other options to donate.  Please continue to share this with others.


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