Thursday, May 21, 1953 - Friday, April 11, 2014
Reverend Dan Raley of Slocomb went home to be with his Lord on Friday, April 11, 2014 at Flowers Hospital. He was 60.
Celebration of Life services will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Monday, April 14, 2014 at First Baptist Church of Slocomb with Rev. Brad Price, Rev. Carlisle Weed and Rev. Scott Byrd officiating and with Sorrells Funeral Home & Crematory of Slocomb directing.
The family will receive friends at the church on Monday from 1:00 p.m. until service time.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Slocomb First Baptist Church Youth Department, P.O. Box 428, Slocomb, AL 36375.
Bro. Dan was born May 21, 1953 in Washington County, FL to the late Charles Burton and Deravene Conaway Raley. Bro. Dan possessed a humble and compassionate spirit and epitomized Christ as he walked with him daily. He was active in gospel ministry for over 45 years. He was not only the pastor of the First Baptist Church of Slocomb for over 28 years; he was, in fact, the pastor of the entire Slocomb Community. When not engaged in ministry, Bro. Dan enjoyed spending time relaxing at his lake house, fishing with his grandchildren and spending time with family and friends. His message was Christ, his hope was heaven; he fought a good fight, finished his course, kept the faith and has now received from his Lord a crown of righteousness.
Survivors include his wife of 40 years, Cecilia Godwin Raley, Slocomb; one daughter, Brittany Berry (Mark), Slocomb; two sons: Braxton Raley (Alexis), LaGrange, GA and Brantley Raley (Je Hui), Ramstein AFB, Germany; seven grandchildren: Trenton, Tanner, Logan, Asher, Madden, Savannah and Salinger; one sister, Cheryl Andrews (Bill), Dothan; nieces, nephews, extended family and his brothers and sisters in Christ.