Obituary of Ronald James Rayfield, 72
“For I am now ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is
at hand. I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have
kept the faith...” II Timothy 46-7
Ronald James Rayfield began his earthly journey on June 3, 1947. He was
born in Pineville, Louisiana, to the union of the late Gabe Rayfield and Daisy
Leona Jones Rayfield. He was the third of six children born to this union.
Ronald accepted Christ and was baptized early in life at Saint James
Memorial Catholic Church. Ronald was reared by his loving aunt, Amelia
Davis, and grandmother, Rosa “Toot” Rachal. He received his formal
education through Saint James Catholic School and graduated from
Washington High School in Los Angeles, California in 1965.
After high school, he was an artist at Walt Disney in California. Ronald was
drafted in the military during the Vietnam Era. He was a sharp shooter, and
received the National Defense Service medal and several other awards. He
was honorably discharged from the United States Army.
Ronald loved to read and collect National Geographic magazines. He
continued to draw and sketch images on sketch pads. He collected and
watched all types of movies. He enjoyed spending time outside with his
beloved best friend, Bubba.
On December 10,2019, Ronald made a peaceful transition at his home in
Alexandria, Louisiana. He was preceded in death by his loving mother, Daisy
Leona Jones Rayfield, father, Gabe Rayfield, grandmother, Rosa “Toot”
Rachal. Siblings, Dottie Lee Rayfield, Gabe Martin Rayfield, and Harold Neville
Ronald leaves to cherish his memory: two sisters, Carol Rayfield of Los
Angeles, California, and Osa R. Green (Jules) of Alexandria, Louisiana, and,
brother, Donald Davis of Alexandria, Louisiana and a host of nieces, nephew,
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