Jo Ray, a 68 year resident of the South Bay, passed away on Saturday, September 21, 2013 at home. She was born in Clarksdale, Mississippi and was 88 when she died. She was a retired teacher for the Torrance Unified School District after 35 years of service. Jo was a long time member of the Redondo Beach First United Methodist Church where she sang in the choir and played in the bell choir. She is survived by a son, Stephen and daughter Judy. Memorial services will be held at 10:00 am Friday, September 27th, at the First United Methodist Church in Redondo Beach. Contributions may be made to the music fund in care of the church.