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Mayme R. (Rufus) Ragland

March 10, 1922 ~ February 28, 2021 (age 98) 98 Years Old

Mayme Ragland Obituary

Mayme R. Ragland, born March 10, 1922, in Orangeburg, South Carolina, passed suddenly on Sunday, February 28, 2021 at the age of 98. She was the daughter of the late Lemuel Roy and Flossie Grant Rufus. While in Orangeburg, she attended Wilkinson Memorial High School. Upon her relocating to Stamford, CT, she completed her high school education and graduated from Stamford High School. She later moved to Norwalk, and has been a resident since 1965. Mayme was an employee of Beiersdorf Inc. for over 13 years until her retirement in 1998. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church since 1969. At Calvary, she was a faithful member of the Hostess Club, Kitchen Beautifying Committee, the Pastor’s Aid Committee, as well as being a member of the United Voices of Calvary Choir. Mayme was the wife of the late James E. Ray, Jr., and the late Sherman A. Ragland. She is predeceased by two sons, Earnest M. and Kenneth L. Ray, as well as two brothers, George and Freddie Rufus. She leaves to mourn in her passing two special friends, Evelyn Etheridge and Mary Small; a Goddaughter, Shirley Baskin, and her family; as well as several nieces and a host of friends. The Ragland family would like to thank Rev. Dr. Jeffrey Ingraham, pastor of Calvary Baptist Church, as well as Vitas Health Care (Hospice) and the staff at St. Camillus Health Care. Services will be private. For information or to sign an online register, please visit

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