Raymond E. Jensen, Jr., 62, of Carmel, Indiana received the sweetest welcome into Heaven from his Lord and Savior on November 19, 2021 . His loving family was by his side.
Raymond (Ray, Raymie, Ray Ray, or Ray J to his family) was born May 2, 1959 to Raymond E. Jensen, Sr. and Ruth L. Jensen (Essex) in Indianapolis, Indiana. He was raised in Carmel, Indiana and attended Carmel High School.
Ray’s family meant everything to him, especially his mother. They shared an extraordinary bond. She was by his side caring for him for 62 years. Ray always made a special point to say "I love everyone in the family" every day. Ray had a great sense of humor and loved to play pranks on his family. Ray made everyone smile and had such a memorable laugh. One of Ray's favorite things was "Family Fun Night", during which he enjoyed spending time with his nieces and nephews, and playing games with the entire family.
Ray loved music, particularly jazz. Frank Sinatra and Stan Getz were two of his favorite musicians. He had an extensive music collection including thousands of records and cds with artists from every genre. Ray enjoyed playing tennis with his dad, watching sports, particularly tennis and football, and drawing cartoons. Ray had fun beating everyone at trivia and other games including Uno, Phase 10, and Farkle. He also loved old movies, especially Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis comedies. Ray cherished the countless hours he and his mother listened to Moody Radio together. Some of Ray’s other interests were history, politics, and current events.
Everyone loved Ray's smile, laugh, and the way he loved his family. He was the light of our lives. Ray was so sweet and always so kind. Ray battled many health conditions throughout his lifetime. Ray was the bravest man we have ever known. His faith, hope, and strength in Christ remain an inspiration to so many!
Ray was predeceased by his parents, Raymond E. Jensen, Sr. and Ruth L. Jensen, grandparents, Clara and John Essex, and Ruth B. Jensen, and nephew, Noah Willman.
He is survived by his sisters, Claire Jensen, Melody Reiff (Aaron), and Heather Willman (Kyle); Nieces, Chantel Mills (Jeff), Tiffany Borshoff, Emma Kraft, and Lily Willman; great nieces and nephews, Mackenzy Wagner, Nathan Mills, Silas Mills, and Hazel Mills.
A private family service will be held on Monday, November 29, 2021 at 1:30pm in Carmel First Baptist Church officiated by Pastor Kurt Larson.
Burial will take place in Oaklawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery.