Rev. Raynes E. Rozzelle Sr.

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Raynes Eugene Rozzelle Sr., age 64, left to unite with his heavenly Father on January 26, 2020. Ray was born on September 30, 1955 to Virginia and Herman Rozzelle and grew up in Urban Crest, Ohio. He was the youngest of 5 children.

Ray was a proud member and graduate of Linden McKinley High School class of 1973. On May 24, 1975, Ray married his “newlywed bride”, Sandra Daniels. They were married for 44 years.

As a young man, Ray answered the call to preach the word of God and was ordained on February 27, 1989. In his journey to spread The Gospel, Reverend Rozzelle served as a Minister at Triedstone Missionary Baptist Church and Associate Pastor at Calvary Tremont Baptist Church , both of in Columbus, Ohio.

Raynes worked as a tool and die maker at General Motors, where he made precious friendships and served as UAW chaplain for 33 years. Following his retirement from GM, he was employed by The Ohio State University for 5 years.

Raynes was preceded in death by his mother, Virginia Cleggett; father Herman Rozzelle; brother , Pierre Rozzelle ; sister, Leona Banks and son, Carrik Rozzelle. He leaves to chrish his memories wife, Sandra, daughters, Ebony Rozzelle and Sabrina Daniels; sons, Ray (Robin) Rozzell and Jaisun (Michelle) Walker; sister, Yvette Brown and Iris (George) Morris; 15 grandchildren, Kamaya, Elijah, Israel, Elias, Rayshad and Quintin Rozelle, Raven , Justice and Jordan Daniels, Alexander and Tyler Sommers, Joshua May, Christofer Weartherly and Brooklyn Walker ; as well as a host of nieces , nephews, extended family and friends.

Visitation 5:00 PM and Funeral Service 6:00 PM Sunday, February 2, 2020 at Love Zion Baptist Church, 1459 Madison Avenue.

Interment 11:00am Monday at Glen Rest Memorial Estates.

Condolence Messages

  1. Wishing you peace and comfort, and wishing you the courage to face the days ahead. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.
    We hope you find strength in Gods love during this time of grief. Kenny and I grew up with Ray in Urbancrest.

    • May God bless this family, to Sister Rozzelle I love you and I’m praying much for you and you God just call another one of his true soldier to rest, thank you Lord for the of Rev Rozzelle a great man of God , Husband, Father, Grandfather and friend, God bless you all, sending prayers and

  2. Lois Blevins silver

    So sorry for your loss Ray was a wonderful person .may God comfort you and your family at this time . love and prayers Lois (Debbies) sister

    • Sandra Rozzelle

      Hello Dear Friend, I know it has been almost a year since he passed, but this the first time I even glanced at the comments at my husband’s passing. Thank you for your kind words, thoughts, and prayers. Your love and kindness will be remembered byRay Rozzelle’s family. Again, thank you

      • Sandra Rozzelle

        Hello Dear Friend, I know it has been almost a year since he passed, but this the first time I even glanced at the comments at my husband’s passing. Thank you for your kind words, thoughts, and prayers. Your love and kindness will be remembered byRay Rozzelle’s family. Again, thank you

  3. My thoughts and prayers are with this beautiful family today. You all gave me such wonderful memories at Briggs High School back in the 90’s. You know that your father has just stepped into the next room to join his parents and your brother, Carrik, and is waiting for you to join him there in God’s own time.

    • Sandra Rozzelle

      Hello Dear Friend, I know it has been almost a year since he passed, but this the first time I even glanced at the comments at my husband’s passing. Thank you for your kind words, thoughts, and prayers. Your love and kindness will be remembered byRay Rozzelle’s family. Again, thank you.

    • Sandra Rozzelle

      Hello Dear Friend, I know it has been almost a year since he passed, but this the first time I even glanced at the comments at my husband’s passing. Thank you for your kind words, thoughts, and prayers. Your love and kindness will be remembered byRay Rozzelle’s family. Again, thank you

    • Sandra Rozzelle

      Hello Mr. Cory, I know it has been almost a year since Ebony and Carrik’s dad passed, but this the first time I even glanced at the comments at my husband’s passing. Thank you for your kind words, thoughts, and prayers. Your love and kindness will be remembered greatly by our family. Again, thank you

  4. Pastor McDaniel

    The Union family send our prayers to famil and friends. We know there is no sorrow thst heaven cannot heal. Keep calling on Jesus. We will miss our brother.
    Pastor E. Richard McDaniel

    • Sandra Rozzelle

      Thank you for your kind words, thoughts, and prayers during the passing of my husband Rev. Raynes E. Rozzelle. May God bless you for your kindness.

    • Sandra Rozzelle

      Thank you for your thoughts, and prayers during the passing of my husband Rev. Raynes E. Rozzelle. May God bless you for your kindness.

  5. Karr'yen L Jones

    Sandi (Sandra) and family, I hope you all find comfort in knowing that Ray is in his Heavenly home now. He will truly be missed by all who knew him.
    I had the pleasure of knowing Ray since the 1980’s at General Motors/Delphi and that gave me the opportunity to meet some members of his loving family. He was such a wonderful blessing to me in my life; and I will treasure those many precious memories. ~Ms Moe9~

    • Sandra Rozzelle

      Hi Karr’yen,
      I just read Ray’s obits. , and wanted to thank you for all the kindness you showed me both during and after the passing of Ray. May the Lord continue to shower you with many blessings.Much love to you♥️

  6. On behalf of the entire Starks and Saffo family, Pastor Saffo and I send our condolences, prayers, and love at the passing of Rev. Rozzelle. All who were blessed to know Rev. Rozzelle know how much he loved the Lord and his family. Every time I bumped into him he smiled and shared how Sandra, the children, and grandchildren were doing. I just know the love that radiated from him about his family will continue to be a wonderful legacy in the coming days. Know that your family will continue to be our thoughts and prayers.
    Debbi Saffo

    • Sandra Rozzelle

      Thank you Lady Saffo,
      Your kind words brought tears to my eyes. You had me remember the twinkle in his eyes when he glanced ar me, thank you. Continue to pray for our family as we pray for you and your beautiful family. Thank you again for your prayers.

      • Sandra Rozzelle

        Hello Phyllis, I know it has been almost a year since he passed, but this the first time I even glanced at the comments at my Ray’s passing. Thank you for your kind words, thoughts, and prayer during our time of grief. Your love and kindness will be remembered by the entire Rozzellefamily. Again, thank you

      • Sandra Rozzelle

        Hello Phyllis, I know it has been almost a year since he passed, but this the first time I even glanced at the comments at my Ray’s passing. Thank you for your kind words, thoughts, and prayer during our time of grief. Your love and kindness will be remembered by the entire Rozzelle family. Again, thank you

  7. Dear Yvette, I offer condolences to you and the entire family. Cherish you memories. Praying for you all.

  8. Alan (Uncle Buck) Saunders

    My condolences to you & your family Mrs. Rozzelle. Praying Love, Peace, and that you’ve felt the presents of the comforter already! We no that in John 14:1-4 Jesus says Let not your heart be trouble…In my Father house is many Mansions… Thank you Lord! Thank you for Rev Rozzelle, Thank you for the way he shared your word. See you at the HOUSE Brother Rozzelle!

  9. I leave my condolence to the Rozzelle family i pray that god will keep you through this big lost
    From the Greens family.

  10. To the memories of the summer joys and laughter we shared as kids in Urbancrest. I have been truly, truly blessed to have known Ray from playmate to preacher.
    Thank you Lord, for the blessing of Rev. Raynes E. Rozzelle, Sr., passing through my life.

  11. My condolences to the Rozzelle Family my prayers are with y’all may God be with y’all.
    Bowman Family

    • Praying for you Sandra and the family..My Condolences…The Bass Man…Thank you for being a great Big Brother and Friend…What a great couple…God continue to Bless the family during this time…

    • Sandra Rozzelle

      Hello Phyllis, I know it has been almost a year since he passed, but this the first time I even glanced at the comments at my Ray’s passing. Thank you for your kind words, thoughts, and prayer during our time of grief. Your love and kindness will be remembered by the entire Rozzelle family. Again, thank you

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