Jo Ann Byington Ray, 86, of Macon, passed away on December 1, 2019. Memorial services will be held on Saturday, December 7, 2019, 11:00 AM at Hart’s at the Cupola, Hart’s Mortuary and Cremation Center, 6324 Peake Rd, Macon GA 31210. The Reverend Mark Magoni will be officiating. The family will greet friends an hour prior to the service at Hart’s at the Cupola.

Jo Ann was born to the late James Wright Byington and Margaret McNair. She was a member of Martha Bowman Church and retired from Robins Air Force Base. Jo Ann taught for years at Jones County High School, Bibb County and Monroe Academy. She loved traveling and gardening.

Jo Ann is survived by her husband, Henry Earl Ray of Macon; daughter, Deborah Ann Rogers (Richard) of Bonaire; sons, Lamon “Buzz” Wright Deloach (Lewanda) of Haddock and Stuart “Doug” Douglas Deloach (Jackie) of Gray; 6 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren; sister, Jill Woodard (Dan) of Clearwater.

The family would like to extend a special “Thank You” to Pine Pointe Hospice in Macon GA.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Pine Pointe Hospice, 6261 Peake Rd, Macon GA 31210 or Martha Bowman Church, 500 Bass Rd. Macon GA, 31210.

Register online at www.hartsmort.com to express condolences.

Hart’s at the Cupola, Hart’s Mortuary and Cremation Center, 6324 Peake Rd. Macon GA, 31210, has charge of arrangements.