Private Family Service
Private Family Service with a memorial to be planned in the future.
Another great Soldier and Fallen Hero have been released from duty, passed from our ranks on November 14, 2020, and moved on to his heavenly home. Command Sergeant Major (CSM) (Ret) Raphael (Ray) Waldrup, a retired member of the MS Army National Guard who had served within the 114th Area Support Group (ASG), Hattiesburg, MS and had worked full-time as a supervisor at MATES has departed and gone to a better place with our good Lord.
It takes a special person to serve within the military for their country giving up their family time, comfort, and safety for their country ultimately for all Americans to enjoy their freedoms, safety, and way of life. We now applaud you for your service to our country. A special message from General Douglas McArthur still remains applicable today for our servicemen that have passed: “Old Soldiers never die; they just fade away”.
Rest in Peace Soldier. We applaud your patriotism and brave efforts in serving our country and your family for their support of your service. Thank you for your service. Without your efforts and your families’ support, this country would not stand so boldly, shine so bright and live so free.
You now have earned a rest, so go fly with the Angels, go rest high on that mountain; your work on earth is done. Go to heaven a-shoutin’ Love for the Father and the Son.
Visitation and funeral arrangements aren’t available at this time. Upon finalization, those arrangements along with the obituary will be provided.