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It is our greatest pleasure to hear from families we've served after the service is over. We receive many letters, cards and emails thanking us for our care and attention during their time of need and those words warm our hearts and affirm that we are truly here to serve.

If we have served your family and you would like to share your thoughts, please write your own testimonial.

Thank you so much for the magnificent celebration of life for our sister Linda Fay Peek. Everything was in order, from beginning to end. The Military flag presentation to my niece warmed my heart. Thank you all for always going the extra mile to ensure the dignity of our loved one was done with care. It's never easy losing a loved one but it's an amazing feeling knowing that you don't have to seek and search the reviews to find the right funeral establishment for your loved ones' final internment. E. Vaughn Wray Funeral Establishment will always be without hesitation our first choice during times of bereavement. The whole staff is friendly, caring, compassionate, and above all else genuine. I love that in the midst of our grief, they're able to find your smile. In the past my observation of other establishments would be they treat you and your loved ones as a business transaction, they never waver from the script and it's not a welcoming experience. Eric himself is very welcoming to both to the deceased and living. Meeting him gives a sense of peace, knowing your loved one is in good hands. Thank you all from the bottom of our hearts. Love Teresa Peek

Teresa Peek

Mr. Eric Wray and all his Staff have been great in service and compassion for me and my family during this time of loss. My Mother's arrangements were second to none! We love and appreciate you all! -----The family of Deloris C. Hargrow

Dr. Kelli Potts

Words can't express how much our family appreciates all that you did! Our Father went away graciously thanks to your establishment! E. Vaughn Wray Funeral Establishment THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!! The Family of William Elliott

LaToya Johnson

ߗ£ERIC!!! we fussed the whole entire process lol jk but you made this time very easy-going and smooth being that it was our first time being in the position we were in!!!! I love you boy and the E.Vaughn Wray Funeral Establishment was beyond professional and comforting as we laid my father-in-law, Aaron Louis Jones Jr to his final resting place!!! 11/24/60-09/27/19 ❤️❤️❤️

Chela Epps

The professionalism, patience, and love that the E. Vaughn Wray family provided to me and my family were truly immeasurable. We owe a debt of gratitude to E. Vaughn Wray Funeral Establishment. I was pleased that this establishment’s staff is so genuine, caring, passionate, and compassionate as well as professional. I cannot say enough good things about their professionalism. The Love and focus they gave to my grandson's final arrangements and my family went way beyond the call of duty! Thank You! The Family of Baby Sedrick O. Smith

Nikita Bright

Eric V. Wray II your Establishment is priceless. You helped me and my family during our time of grief. We are forever grateful to you and your team. 100% professional 100% reliable 100% caring 100% family. Love you Family of Josephine Turner

Toyia Warwick

The professionalism, patience, and love that the E. Vaughn Wray family provided to me and my family were truly immeasurable. We received numerous compliments for how well Nina looked at the viewing and service. The facilities and overall environment at E. Vaughn Wray was confirmation that we chose the right funeral home for my Nina's homegoing service. Family of Nina Mangum


Boy...…....We owe a debt of gratitude to E. Vaughn Wray Funeral EST. The Love and focus they gave to my father’s final arrangements and my family went way beyond the call of duty! Thank You! There is not a thing we would have changed! Now I understand why daddy chose you long before he passed! We Love You! Pastor Bobby Lewis New Light Baptist Church, Greater New York The family of Bishop Rudolph B. Lewis, Sr.

Pastor Bobby Lewis

Once again God sent his angels to lead my brother William Peek Jr. home to eternal life. Without hesitation I knew that E. Vaughn Wray would be the chosen choice. I am so delighted that this establishments staff is so genuine, caring, passionate and compassionate as well as professional. I cannot say enough good things about their professionalism. Thanks you so much for ensuring that our brother had your flawless touch. I pray God's blessing over this business and your continued success. The Peek Family

Teresa Peek

Thank you for everything. My brothers Home going would not have happened if it was not for you. You went beyond the call of duty. Again thank you. (Family of Jobe T. Rush)

Charlesann Jones

Hello!!!! Praise God for You!!! Thank You So Very Much for EVERTHING!!!! Sincerely, from the heart, Thank You! I appreciate You more than you'll ever know. Talk with and see you soon. (The family of Olivia D. Lindsay)

Lisa Lindsay - Shaw

Eric thank you from the bottom of my heart!!!u went above and beyond for my brother Hector Clemente.never had to do this and wish I don’t have to do it again but your a friend for life.your staff was wonderful and I thank them also.highly recommend u to anybody that has to go through this hard time!!!!

Phillip C.

Eric Thank you ߙϰߏ¾ for being There for us During this incredibly difficult time. I don’t know what we would’ve done without your help,Comfort and Calmness with all that needed to be done. Eric you’re truly a blessing. The service was (marvelous) and very special.

Tony L Sanderson

E. Vaughn Wray Funeral Establishment went above and beyond to accommodate my family and I wishes for our mother. The staff was warm and friendly as well as efficient which was needed during such a time as this. I felt confident in the service the establishment provided which gave me a peace of mind. It's clear to see the impact that E. Vaughn Wray Funeral Establishment has made on several families in the community in order to receive such an award as the Best of Norfolk 2018 which speak volumes about the business. Thank you from the deepest part of my heart. What a job well done!

LaSheena McBride

E Vaughn Wray Funeral Services are the Best! I would recommend their services to anyone. Professional, Caring, Understanding with a touch of Class! Congratulations Eric V. Wray II for providing Exceptional Service to your community! (Family of Elder Raymond Perry Reed)

Bernard Jones

Eric I want to take the time out to Thank You for everything...The kindness..the Patience..the compassion..the professionalism.. The Love.. it really means Alot.. When your going through something so emotional you need the support of a caring establishment such as yours. I'm proud of what you have accomplished with E Vaughn Wray! Lots of Love.. Toy Family of Barbara Burns


I can truly say that no one is prepared for the loss of a loved one; however, during the preparation process, it's always nice to know that the choice you make for your loved ones in care of is not just another day at the office. E. Vaughn Wray Funeral Establishments handled our loved one with care and dignity. They are an extremely loving and caring family, going above and beyond expectations. I can't say thank you enough for the flawless celebration of life for my sister Cynthia Boyd. Her soul is at rest and our hearts are at peace because you cared. Thanks for not treating our sister as another death but another life gone too soon. We love you all. Teresa Peek

Teresa Peek

When I tell you the celebration of life service for my sister was done to perfection, man. I can't thank E. Vaughn Wray Funeral Establishments and staff enough. They did that!!! It was truly a celebration. Eric V. Wray II you know your business sir. Thank you and your staff for handling our sister with care. ߘذߘ˜ Family of Cynthia Boyd

Teresa Peek

Eric Thank you is not enough words to tell you how grateful I am for you went far and beyond all I could have asked for. May God continue to bless you and your staff.Thank you from the depths of my heart .you took great care of my Brother Dorsey Gilliam

Claudette Carson

The people at E. Vaughn Wray were terrific when we lost my brother. Years ago I worked with another funeral home and all they did was add to my stress and try to sell us a bunch of stuff and guilt us into buying things we didn’t want. With Eric, I made the arrangements easily and I really appreciated that he didn’t try to sell me a bunch of extra things. I definitely recommend them. They were very professional to my sister and me.

The Family of Michael Williams

Dear Eric, A heartfelt Thank You goes out to you and your staff for the Outstanding and Exemplary service you provided to my family last week. When we initially spoke, I told you that, due to a medical condition, I was temporarily living in Philadelphia. From that moment on, you stayed in constant contact with me and updated me with every detail. I informed you that you would be dealing with my husband and daughter locally...and afterwards they informed me that they couldn't have been more pleased. You were professional, accommodating, thoughtful and compassionate. You made this long distance transaction seamless. Eric, I want you to know that you and E.Vaughn Wray Funeral Establishment are now friends of the Johnson family. I thank you. WE thank you. Sincerely, Gwen Johnson (Family of Tyrone Johnson)

Gwen Johnson

E. Vaughn Wray Funeral Establishment & Eric V. Wray II your kindness, helpfulness and compassion to me and my family during this time will always be remembered. I will forever be indebted to you for your friendship and loving caring manner you displayed in handling our Princess Leya. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

Kimberly L. Hutson, Esq.

Dear Eric, I just wanted to take a moment to thank you again for everything you did for my daughter and myself during this most difficult time. You made it easy for us to discuss what we needed and your compassion, care and concern for us and, most importantly,for my son was more than we could have asked for or even thought was possible. A family friend referred us to you and it was the best decision we could have made, you made that easy for us. You did an outstanding job with my son and took every care possible to make sure everything was perfect and indeed it was! Thank you again for everything and I would like to add a personal thank you for the "extra touch" for me for my birthday because my son passed away on my birthday. Thank you so very much! (The Family of Christopher Wilson)

Cathy Carr

This is a fabulous establishment. When my dad passed in Feb. of this year, it was devastating to us, how much it would cost to bury him at one of the other facilities. However, someone told us about E. Vaughn Wray. Not only does he have a package for everyone, he and his staff were more than caring and educational. Thank you sooooo much for being there for the Earley family in our time of bereavement. (The Earley Family)

Dinita Jackson

This is a fabulous establishment. When my dad passed in Feb. of this year, it was devastating to us, how much it would cost to bury him at one of the other facilities. However, someone told us about E. Vaughn Wray. Not only does he have a package for everyone, he and his staff, were more than caring and educational. Thank you sooooo much for being there for the Earley family in our time of bereavement. (The Earley Family)

Dinita Jackson

Eric Wray & Staff No words can express our deepest love and appreciation for your services. Eric; thank you for your careful, detailed attention, love, and genuine support towards us during our difficult time of grief. Thank you for your giving our family a sense of comfort. May God continue to bless each of you and your families in every area of your lives. Much Love and eternally gratitude, Lynne Carter & The Family of Elton Spruill

Lynne Carter

Dear Eric, Your thoughtfulness will be warmly remembered. You came through at a very tough time in a very generous way. You made our family (especially mine) life so much easier in such a time of sorrow. Words are minimal, compared to the appreciation in our hearts. Blessings to you and your staff; Pat Hoeft & Family

Patricia Hoeft (The Family of Pastor Robert Hoeft)

Thanks, Eric, The service was beautiful yesterday. Special thanks to Carrie Hughes. My brother Clifton looked amazing. Thanks ߙϰߏ¾ for helping during a very difficult time. You were available every time we called & answered all of our questions and concerns. THANKS ߙϰߏ¾ AGAIN

The Sanderson family

A sympathetic and caring person of good faith that is there for you at your time of need and comfort. Very professional and hardworking to provide awesome customer service to all. I know firsthand, because he served my family occasionally at Community Funeral Home. Our community is very fortunate to have Eric in business to serve us.

CECE Hart (Virginia Beach)

To the Staff at the E. Vaughn Wray Funeral Home: "My sister - cousin passed away last month and on behalf of my family, I would like to thank the staff for your kindness and compassion in our time of grief. Everyone went out of their way to make sure everything was perfect for our family. We would especially like to thank Eric & Ms. Babbie. We would not have been able to get through this without your extreme kindness and professionalism. From the switch from the first Funeral Home right to yours, you guys were very compassionate. My sister looked peaceful and pain-free. You all did a wonderful job and thanks to each and every one of you from the bottom of our hearts. We will be telling everyone about this new first class Funeral Home" The Parks Family, Norfolk

Drenda (Norfolk)

Dear Eric Wray, "We just wanted to thank you for literally holding our hands in the preparation for our mother's funeral. You gently helped us weave our way through this difficult time. Your professionalism and care gave us a sense that "everything would be alright" - and it was. There was no pressure - just guidance. You took the lead, gave us ideas that would make mother's send off respectful and personal. Nothing was too much trouble from your perspective. We attended a wake two weeks later in Philly of a friend's mother. The difference in the feel of the event was striking, from opening the door through the reception line. We were blessed to have you "looking after" things - everything. Your compassion and sensibilities overflow. You anticipate every need and give your clients a comfort that is greatly needed when their world has been turned upside down. Losing a mother, even at such an advanced age, is still a hard thing to go through, but you all made the process of giving her a send off worthy of her grace." The Family of Irene Tropier

Vincent (Los Angeles, CA)

Dear E-Wray ... Many people took the time to speak to me about the graveside funeral for my Dad, and how impressed they were. You covered every detail, and then you covered the details that took you out of the box. …Please pass along our gratitude to PG Thomasson Funeral Service, for allowing you to use his Funeral Home just 1 month before you were even scheduled to open your Funeral Home. You continue to carry on, and enhance the fine new tradition that you are establishing. Once more, E-Wray, we extend our sincere gratitude. You helped us in so many ways, especially to take Dad to his sweet place with Jesus, with the dignity that he so richly deserved. Sincerely, Your Friend Chris Arney The Family of Archie Arney

Chris Arney (Virginia Beach, Virginia)

They did my aunt Alicia McNeil homegoing!!!!!!! Excellent!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thank y'all special Request n all dealing wit me n my Cuzn wasn't easy but God send us n the rite direction!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Chk them out... Thy on the rise wit Treatment like this!!!! Highly recommended!!! ....

Shawn Sommerville (Norfolk, VA)

Dear Eric, However can I express to you all that I feel? I was suddenly thrust into an extremely emotional and bewildering experience of making serious health decisions for my Father " Pee-Wee". He had only come to me when he hoped I would be able to help him regain his health. The experience of seeing him fade so quickly was real and shocking to me, but from the moment we met with you, Eric, we felt comforted and calm for the first time in two months. When the death of someone close comes without adequate preparation of our minds and hearts we are truly left confused and numb. I could never have attempted to plan such a beautiful homecoming for him without your kindness and guidance. I don’t know how you knew so well exactly what I wished to do, from the last goodbye that you didn't even charge us for, to the going the extra mile with EVERYTHING. One only had to sit with you a while to know that God was speaking to me through you! You have truly been gifted with compassion, sincerity, and empathy and it shines through to assist those who come to you in need. We are truly blessed to have you and your amazing staff to call on. I can never repay you for all you’ve done for my family so I will leave that to God. Know that you will always be in my prayers. Much love and gratitude, Alice Debrough - Southall and Family. From the Family of Walter "Pee-Wee" Debrough

Alice Debrough

"Thank you for your gracious and meticulous attention to my father's funeral. Thank you for being available on the weekend. The funeral home setting was lovely, and your detailed expertise was very comforting."

The Neeley Family

"At a time like that it is so hard to make decisions. You made it much easier. You made me feel very comfortable, that everything would go well, and it did. The assistance and care of your funeral home and staff was fantastic. Mike looked more like himself than he had in months. Thank you for taking time to explain things and then leaving us alone to decide. You helped out a lot, and it is a very exquisite facility."

The Family of Michael Pugh

Dear Friends; After the unexpected loss of my sister, we turned to E. Vaughn Wray Funeral Establishment. During our time of severe grief and disarray, this facility served to be not only a beautiful but comfortable place during our time of need Eric Wray and his staff were extremely knowledgeable in navigating us through our arrangements with ease. They ensured perfection by taking us step by step, as well as answering questions and providing suggestions when we were not sure what needed to be done. My family and I are very thankful for their kindness and professionalism. Humbly Submitted from the Family of Naomi Howell

Natalie Giles