Obituary of Ray Charles Lozano
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Ray Charles Lozano was born August 8, 1949, in Detroit Michigan. He died peacefully after visits with his family on September 24, 2022, in Battle Creek, Michigan. Ray was an avid reader and craved for knowledge. He enjoyed conversation and was versed in many subjects. He played piano from an early age and was pianist at Gethsemane Baptish Church in Michigan for many years. His love of music continued his entire life, and he shared that passion with his family. Ray was always a good athlete playing Football, and later Volleyball. He enjoyed playing Frisbee and learned to be a proficient juggler, both with swords and even fire sticks. He loved exhibiting his juggling skills for children and teaching them the basics. Art was another passion that came later in life. He loved visiting museums and taking classes studying the masters. He learned to paint himself and gifted his works to friends and family. He was preceded by his parents James Lozano and Mary Rosalie Tester Lozano along with a dear aunt, Doris Tester. He will be buried beside them at Mount Lawn Cemetery in Boone, NC. He is survived by his daughter, Amy Lozano Madrigal and his only grandchild, Luca Antonio Madrigal. His sister, Pamela Lozano McElreath and her husband Jimmy. His niece, Lynnea McElreath Dunlap, husband Sean and their children. His nephew, Jason McElreath, and his daughters. His brother, Kim Travis Lozano, wife Claudette and son, Brandon. He is also survived by many cousins here in the mountains where he spent many summers with his Grandparents and enjoyed the big family of aunts, uncles, and lots of cousins. This is where he dreamed of returning and now, he has. A private service is being held by family. Memorials may be made to Watauga Dementia Project c/o Western Watauga Library 1085 Old US Hwy 421 Sugar Grove, NC 28679 or Greene Cemetery Fund 2384 Peoria Rd. Sugar Grove, NC 28679