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Jayson "Jay" Joseph Ruiz

August 11, 1961 ~ December 30, 2023 (age 62) 62 Years Old

Jayson "Jay" Ruiz Obituary

Jayson “Jay” Ruiz, 61, of Parkton, North Carolina, passed away on December 30th, 2023, surrounded by his family.

Jay was born in New York on August 11th, 1961, to William “Bill” Ruiz and Carmen Ruiz.

He is survived by wife, Diana; mother, Carmen Ruiz; father, William Ruiz; sister Sandra Elissa Ruiz “Liza”; nephew Jaryde Slade; Michael “JJ” Slade and niece, Sabrina Gass and a large extended family in Florida.

Jay graduated from Ramapo Sr. High School in Spring Valley in 1979 and in 1980 he joined the United States Marine Corps.

Jay enjoyed being with his family, diving, cruising, the ocean, fishing, gardening, reading, and building robot models.

The loss of Jay leaves a void that cannot be filled, but his memory will forever remain in the hearts of his wife, family, and friends. In this time of grief, let us remember the moments of joy, laughter, and love that he shared with us. 

To Those I Love and Those Who Love Me

While I am gone, release me, let me go.

I have so many things to see and do.

You mustn’t tie yourself to me with tears.

Be happy that we had so many beautiful years.

I gave you my love. You can only guess.

How much you gave me to me in happiness.

I thank you for the love you each have shown,

But now it’s time I traveled alone.

So, grieve for me awhile if grieve you must.

Then let your grief be comforted by trust.

It’s only a little while that we must be apart,

So bless the memories within your heart.

I won’t be far away, for life goes on

so, if you need me, call and I will come.

Though you can’t see or touch me, I’ll be near.

And if you listen with your heart,

You’ll hear all my love around you soft and clear.

And then when you must come this way alone,

I’ll greet you with a smile and say,

“Welcome Home”.

Visitation will be 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Saturday, January 6, 2023 at LaFayette Funeral Home, 6651 Raeford Rd. Fayetteville, NC 28304.

A Celebration of Life service will begin at 1:00 PM following the visitation with Dr. Gilberto Medina officiating.

We would like to express gratitude for your kindness of thought and deed and for your attendance at the Celebration of Life today in memory of our loving husband, son, father, brother, and friend.

Arrangements for the family are entrusted to LaFayette Funeral Home of Fayetteville, NC. On-line condolences may be made at www.lafayettefh.com

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January 6, 2024

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

Celebration of Life
January 6, 2024

1:00 PM
LaFayette Funeral Home
6651 Raeford Road
Fayetteville, NC 28304

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