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Ray Anthony Flippin was born on October 7, 1956 in Chattanooga, TN to Charles W. Flippin Sr. and Maggie Kemp Flippin. He departed this life on Saturday April 22, 2017. He was preceded in death by his mother: Maggie Kemp Flippin, sister: Regina Flippin Martin, brothers: Charles W. Flippin Jr., Rashad Flippin, and Lebrone Flippin. He loved and admired his former Bishop, the late W.C. Hunter (The World’s Church of the Living GOD).

 Ray graduated from Brainerd High School, class of 1974 and later attended Chattanooga State Technical Community College. He was employed by Rockwell, US Pipe, and the Pallet Company. Ray enjoyed all sports. He excelled in high school football. Ray will be remembered for his love for softball. He played for the Chattanooga Stars and succeeded in leading the team in many hits and runs batted in (RBI’s).

 Ray leaves to cherish in his memory his beloved daughter: Ailyah Roeber (Flippin), father: Charles W. Flippin Sr., devoted  brother Andre Flippin, sisters: Pauline Evans, Bettina Flippin, Delores (Larkin)  Lloyd, Joyce (Morris) Dawson, Agnes Brown, Nellie Jackson,  Mylene Flippin, and LaShanda Cummings; a special niece Pamela Flippin Snelling, Devoted Friend, John Wayne Croom,  a host of other special nieces, relatives, and friends.


Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 1:00 PM in the chapel. The body will lie in state after 12 noon Friday and family will receive friends from 7-8 PM. John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave. 622-9995.


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  • Saturday, April 22, 2017
    Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.
    ~ John P. Franklin Funeral Home
  • Tuesday, April 25, 2017
    Sorry to hear about the recent loss of Ray. This is difficult moments to pass. May the scriptures found at Nahum 1:7 bring you some comfort. It reads, "Jehovah is good, a stronghold in the day of distress. He is mindful of those seeking refuge in him." Our Loving God cares for us and made a promise that there will be a resurrection right here on earth when it is restored into a paradise. Read Acts 24:15; Psalms 37:9-11,29. What a joy to welcome back our loved ones back to life! Find out more about this resurrection online at JW.ORG
    ~ Rose Ñ   Miami, FL
  • Thursday, April 27, 2017
    I pray that The Lord will give your family comfort and peace during this difficult time. I met Ray while attending BHS and he was always nice to me.
    ~ Rhonda Williams   Chattanooga, TN
  • Thursday, April 27, 2017
    My condolences to the family of Ray Flippin. Life is but a breeze and transitions much too quickly from youth to maturity; but God is forever Good. May God heal your hurts, soothe your soul, and lift your spirit in knowing that Christ died that we may live eternally with Him. He has prepared a place for all who believe so that to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord. May the LORD bless and keep you; the LORD make His face shine on you and be gracious to you; the LORD turn his face toward you and give you peace.
    ~ Rev. Frank L N Hill III   Hampton, VA
  • Saturday, April 29, 2017
    So very sorry to hear about the loss of your loved one. I'm sure that Ray will be missed by so many. The Bible promises that soon we will be united with our dear loved ones and enjoy their company again (Revelation 21:3-5 ,Isaiah 25:8 , Job 14:14&15) May God be with you and your family during this time.
    ~ James Lampkin Jr
  • Monday, May 01, 2017
    My condolences and heartfelt sympathy to the family.
    ~ Ray Anthony Hill   Ooltewah, TN