of Morning Star, AR
November 10, 1956 - April 17, 2022
Junior Ray Sutterfield, age 65 of Morning Star, Arkansas passed from this life into his eternal home on Easter Sunday, April 17th, 2022 at his home surrounded by the people he loved the most. He was born in Batesville, Arkansas on November 10th, 1956 to Coy Edward "Jinx" Sutterfield and Oleta Elma Zinn Sutterfield.Junior Ray worked for a number of years at the County Road Department and met many dear friends during that time. He enjoyed riding motorcycles, playing the guitar, music, traveling with his wife, and spending time with his daughter, son-in-law and two granddaughters. Above all though, he loved leading people to Christ. In his earlier years, Junior traveled all over the southern portions of the country evangelizing. Junior, along with his wife, saw vast numbers of people saved, healed and delivered. Junior later became the Pastor of Loafer's Glory Community Church in Morning Star, Arkansas. He pastored LGCC for 22 years. He devoted his entire heart, soul, and life to the church....and the people in it became his family. He was one of the few "hell fire and brimstone" preachers left. Junior Ray wasn't afraid to step on your toes if he thought it would get you into heaven. He didn't just preach the gospel, he lived it out....up until his very last breath. If Junior could leave one last message with his family and flock, it would simply be "You don't want to miss this. It's everything I told you it would be. This isn't goodbye, this is just I'll be seeing you soon."Junior is preceded in death by his parents, Jinx and Oleta Sutterfield. Survivors include his loving wife, Carla Treat Sutterfield of the home; one daughter, Beth Harris and husband, Chris of Greenbrier; two granddaughters, Cami and Abby Harris; and a congregation and whole host of other family and friends that will mourn his passing and miss his presence until we are all reunited again. Funeral service for Junior Ray will be 11:00 AM Wednesday, April 20th, 2022 at Loafer's Glory Community Church in Morning Star, Arkansas with Bro. Darin Holliman officiating. Visitation will be 10:00 AM till 11:00 AM preceding the service. Burial will follow at Spoonflat Cemetery in the Fifty Six Community of Stone County, Arkansas. Bearers will be Chris Harris, Junior Cole, Drew Horton, Kenny Phillips, Tracy Carraway, Mike Crow and Phil Pulis. Honorary bearers will be LJ Treat, Chris Norwood, Clinton Cole, Randy Crumley, Taylor Phillips, Logan Carraway, Tyler Horton, Brad Smith, Blake Phillips, River Baysinger, Andrew Phillips, Matthew Cole, Darin Holliman, Skope Ney, Charles Harness, Jason Bradford, the Stone County Road crew, and all the rest of his family, friends and church.
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So sorry for your loss. Praying for the family.
Jr ray was a really really good person man pastor I'm really really going to miss him I'm so sorry I couldn't be there my heart is with you rip Jr till we see you again
We were so sorry to learn of Junior‘s death. We’re sending our prayers for peace and comfort. He will live on in your sweet memories.
Carla; So sorry to hear about Junior Ray he will be greatly missed my thoughts and prayers are with you and the family . Missy Watts
We are so very sorry for your loss. Jr will be greatly missed by many. Your family will be in our thoughts and prayers.
Carla so sorry for your loss. Praying for you and all his family and Church family.
Prayers and my thoughts are with yall. The best pastor I ever had! Never attended a church with so much love and compassion. I've missed everyone so much. Once a Loafer, always a Loafer!Rest easy now Jr Ray!
Sorry for your loos Carla. Just know we will see him again.
So sorry for your loss. I can gladly say that I knew this man and was proud to have know him and proud to know Carla and call them friends
So sorry, My prayers and thoughts are with you all❤❤🙏🙏
My heart is heavey hearing the news of this great man's passing.I grieve for his family's loss and that loss to all who knew him and loved him.I rejoice in the fact that he is in the arms of Chirst . I have no doubt that he heard these words from his Maker..."Well done. my good and fainthful servant."He will be missed and there is a space in our hearts that can not be filled.
Christ's promise is to comfort the mourning. The knowledge that Jr. is with Jesus is all incompasing Peace and Assurance. Knowing Christ's Comforting Holy Spirit is in us is Overcoming Strength! Our prayers are with you all.
Sorry for you loss. Prayers for the family.
So sorry for your loss. He was a good friend. A lot of respect for him. God Bless all your family during this time. Prayers
So sorry about Jr. Ray! He was such a nice person. May God Bless his family at this sad time.
So sorry for your Loss. Praying for you all. Hugs & Prayers.
I’m so sorry for your loss, Prayers for comfort and peace during this most difficult time..
Mrs. Carla,Deepest condolences for our family to yours at this time. We will hold you all up in our prayers!Crowley
IM SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS I AM PRAYING FOR ALL
I am so sorry for your loss. We are praying for you and your family Mrs. Sutterfield!
I am so sorry for your loss. You all are in my prayers. He will be missed by so many. Love y'all.
Beth I'm so sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers for you and your family!! ❤🙏❤
We are sorry for your loss, but we know it was a heavenly gain. Prayers for you the family and the church family! James & Rebecca Patterson
My thoughts and prayers are with Carla and the rest of the family.
You will be missed very much . You were one of the best preachers I ever knew. Prayers for wife and family. Love you all
God bless the family
I’m so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with y’all!
My heartfelt condolences, and prayers go out to all of his family, friends, and congregation. May God be with each of you !!! 😢Respectfully,🙏~Lynn~🙏
Our thoughts and prayers are with your entire family and Loafers Glory Church family. May the peace and comfort that God brings blanket you all during this time. Love and prayers to you all.
So sorry for your loss. Sending prayers for the entire family.
Dear Carla, I am so very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you. May God bless you and your family.
I'll never forget you Junior Ray or Carla. Y'all are/were guiding lights to my family and we so appreciate the love, guidance, and all the moments of God's word that you poured yourself into so we could feel the Passion of Christ within ourselves. Thanks for helping get Billy & I married also. Great appreciation to LGCC and I'm so sorry for this loss. 😭 In my prayers y'all will always be....
Prayers for this dear family. So sorry for your loss.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family. May your memories bring you comfort in the days ahead. Love you!
We are very sorry for your loss🙏❤
So sorry for your loss. JR Ray was a fine Christian man and a blessing to so many. Prayers for your family.
Carla and family I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. I always loved running into Jr and getting to visiting with him..I loved his sweet presence. Everyone will be in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time...
He was a wonderful man and will be missed
Junior Ray was a great man. Always said hello and treated me like a good friend. Prayers for the family!!!
I’ll miss you cousin! I pray God grants Carla and family peace and comfort during this time. Larry
So sorry for the loss of this wonderful man. Prayers for his family and friends.
We are sending our deepest sympathy to Junior Ray’s family, friends, and church family. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time.
Our love and prayers are with you during this time. Jr was a wonderful man and a wonderful Pastor. He will be greatly missed in this life until we see him in eternity. May God give you the peace and comfort only He can give. We love you all.
Our hearts go out to the family of JR sutterfield during this time of sorrow prayers and uplifting for this family which has suffered a great loss . I worked with JR known him for a lot of years he will be missed he was fun to be around i will miss him greatly . Job 14:14 If a man die, shall he live again? all the days of my appointed time will I wait, till my change come. My Friend JR is waiting now till his change comeJohn 5:25-29 says the voice of the Son of God will call the dead from their graves. Prayers for the days ahead.
Carla, Beth ,L.J. and Karma, may God place His loving arms of comfort around all of you. I'm so very sorry for your loss. Love and prayers .
Praying for you Beth and family during this time of loss.
The first time Jr ever helped me was letting his church help me get my apartment. The second time he helped me was moving my stuff to my apartment. Then I got the privilege to attend his church and get to know him and his family and church family. He is the best pastor I ever met. I am saddened to learn of his passing. And send prayers to his family Ms. Carla and Ms. Beth and Ms. Abby and Cami and the entire Loafers Glory Church family. I will always remember the kind words he spoke and the fun times we had in church. Love you Jr Ray. You will be missed. Ericka💐
So sorry to hear of your great loss! Praying for comfort and peace for his family and church family!
So sorry for your loss.
So sorry for your loss !! I went to school with Carla and Junior Ray in Bigflat . Have very fond memories of both !! Will be praying for family now and in days to come !! Isaiah 26:3
So Sorry Carla and family for your loss. JR Ray is a precious person he will be missed. We think of you guys often. Prayers for comfort, peace and guidance in the days and months ahead.
So sorry for your loss!! jr Ray was a good friend ! He will be missed deeply!! R I P..
Carla and family very sorry for your loss. The first time I heard Jr. sing it was Using the Bible for a road map. Prayers for comfort and strength in the days and weeks to come.
PRAYERS FOR THE FAMILY FOR COMFORT. WE WILL MEET AGAIN SOMEDAY. A VERY GOOD CHRISTIAN PERSON AND A GOOD FRIEND.
Praying peace and comfort to the congregation and family during this sad time. I know your hearts are broken. He will be missed by many.
Our hearts are broken for your loss. Take courage from the fact you can meet this special man again one day, on the streets of glory. Sending love and prayers
Sorry for your loss. Prayers to the family.
Praying for all the family.
So sorry to hear of Juniors loss. Praying for the family and Loafers Glory Church. May God give each one of you comfort in this time.