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Billy Ray Dykes
BOYLE - Billy Ray Dykes, age 68, of Boyle, MS passed away on Thursday, March 29, 2018 at his home.
Visitation will be held Friday, March 30, 2018 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Cleveland Funeral Home in Cleveland. Graveside funeral Services will be held 11:00 AM Saturday, March 31, 2018 at Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Sledge, MS.
Billy Ray was born on September 23, 1949 to James and Nettie (Thacker) Dykes in Quitman County, MS. He met and married Louise Estes Johnson-Dykes in 1971 and spent 25 years of happiness with her until her death. Billy Ray loved his family and spent the last 17 years of his life taking care of his mom and dad. He loved to hunting, fishing and working around his home. Billy ray supported many good causes when he was able such as St. Jude Children's Hospital, the Shriners Hospital for children and many other Christian ministries. He was hard worker, having worked on the farm all his life until his retirement 1998 due to health concerns. Billy Ray served God with all his heart and did all he knew to live a good and holy life.
He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Nettie Thacker Dykes; spouse, Louise Estes Johnson Dykes; sons Don and Bill Johnson.
He is survived by his companion, Rosie Ray of Cleveland, MS. Brother, William (Nell) Dykes, Sr. of Tunica, MS. Brother, Earl Dykes of Cleveland, MS. Brother, Eugene (Judy) Dykes of Byron, MS. Brother, Danny (Janice) Dykes, Sr. of Cleveland, MS. Sister, Pearl Fuller of Sledge, MS. Sister, Jo Ann (Bill) Scruggs of Yellville, AR. Special-Nephew, Danny Dykes, Jr. of Cleveland, MS. Special-Friend, Brandon Christian of Cleveland, MS. Step-son, John Johnson of, Shaw, MS. He also leaves a host of step-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and canine friend Jasper.
Pallbearers are Danny Dykes, Sr., Danny Dykes, Jr., Bill Scruggs, Eugene Dykes, William Dykes and Mark Dancy. Honorary pallbearers are Brandon Christian, Shane Husky and Brian Slater.
Cleveland Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. The on-line guest register may be signed at www.clevelandfuneralhome.net
Dear Dykes Family,
I am so sorry to learn of the recent loss of your loved one. When dealing with loss, it is important to know that your loved one is not suffering. In fact, Jesus Christ himself spoke of death, and likened it to sleep. In John 11:11, Jesus said "Lazarus, our friend has fallen asleep, but I am traveling there to awaken him". Jesus, through God's Holy Spirit, later resurrected his friend back to life. That scripture has been extremely comforting to me over the years and I hope can do the same for you.
Ben Stevenson Apr 9 2018 12:00 AM
Condolences to the family of Billy Ray Dykes, I am sorry for the pain and emptiness of heart you must feel at this time. We live at time when so much pain, suffering and death has control of our lives. Almighty God (Psalm 83:18) has made provisions to undo all the illnesses, suffering, tears of sadness and death forever. Please read these comforting scriptures from the Bible at: Revelation 21:4, Psalm 37:29 and John 5:28 & 29.
VG Apr 2 2018 12:00 AM
May he rest in peace.
Chris Balducci Mar 31 2018 12:00 AM
My Uncle Billy Ray,you were such a good and loving person and a special Uncle to me. I will always love you. I know that when you took your last breath here that you took your next breath in heaven. I will see you again.
Nancy Vickers Mar 29 2018 12:00 AM