In Memory Of "Killer" Ray Allison

$5,575 of $15k goal

Raised by 81 people in 5 months
Dan Ivankovich
on behalf of Ray Allison
 CHICAGO, IL
Greetings everybody, this is Daniel Ivankovich reaching out to Chicago's Blues Community and beyond. It's with a heavy heart that I announce the unexpected and sudden passing of our brother, Mr. "Killer" Ray Allison. We are all in shock and overwhelmed with grief at the loss of this amazing human being and incredible bluesman. In the coming days, we need to plan an appropriate Homegoing Service & Celebration to properly show our love and respect for the man who has enriched all of our lives with music and smiles. As we prepare to send him home, any and all generosity is appreciated. It will help us cover his funeral and headstone expenses. Thank You for your kindness and generosity. Peace & Love from Ray and his family.

"I don't feel that no big stone should be put over my head, saying he did this, he did that. Unless there's something that I really did do. I believe I'm just ordinary. And I'd like for people to think of me that way, as just a guy that tried. Wanted to be loved by other people because he loved people." - B. B. King
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Carole Cac
4 months ago
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Rosemarie, I'm really sorry to hear that you, a first cousin, hadn't seen Ray for over 50 years. It's too bad for you that you didn't get to know Ray and his beautiful lady of over 35 years PJ. Now that you are showing concern for Danny, I would like you to know that both Ray and PJ, have always taken care of Danny and now PJ herself will continue doing so. Hopefully any monies collected from this site will help PJ pay for anything she has had to pay for for Ray's services and help towards the day to day care of taking care of Danny. I don't think Ray's family who haven't seen Ray or Danny for decades need to worry about what happens to Danny now. PJ stood by Ray for almost 40 years and will stand by Danny, just like she has for years.

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Donald Hampton
5 months ago
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I would like to send my deepest condolences otK

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Dottie McPherson
5 months ago
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Sorry for your loss, may this scripture bring you some comfort. Rev. 21:4

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Mario Mansiet
5 months ago
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RIP Bro! Thanx for the Great memories and the chance you gave me.

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Martha Wilson
5 months ago
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my husband and ray are like brother they started playing music together in 1980 r.i.p. brother killer ray allison, he.will truly be miss.

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Tomiko Dixon
5 months ago
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RIP.. I will miss you Killer Ray.. "One of the Best Blues Men I ever met.." kind, loving genuine & real..

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John Bennecke
5 months ago

my name is Bo i

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John Bennecke
5 months ago

If sone

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Rosemarie Jackson
5 months ago

I am a first cousin of his and have not seen him for over 50 years. My mom and sister went to his wake and met many of his friends and learned of his music career. And we learned of his brother (my father's (rip) brother's (rip) son) of his condition. So many years without sharing, everyone striving to make their individual lives meaningful. RIP Ray Ray.

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Rosemarie Jackson
5 months ago

Ray has been cremated and his remains are held by an elder cousin.

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Rosemarie Jackson
5 months ago

Hello everyone I wanted to know what the fund is going to be used for. His brother Danny Lee who is 59 years old is in the nursing home. Are these funds going to support his care or funeral arrangements when it is his time to go?

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$5,575 of $15k goal

Raised by 81 people in 5 months
Created October 6, 2016
Dan Ivankovich  
on behalf of Ray Allison
$250
Brian Dolatowski
4 months ago

I'll never forget you Ray.

TA
$30
Terry Abrahamson
4 months ago
KS
$100
Kevin Stroud
4 months ago

I had the pleasure of jamming with Killer Ray at a south side blues club early in 2016. Not being as accomplished a player as he, I turned my volume down fairly low during my solo - he reached over and turned it back up!

$100
Brett Champlin
4 months ago

RIP, you are missed.

SK
$50
steve kohn
5 months ago

He was a great guy. Stephanie, Jay and I will miss him.

$50
Eugene Bandy
5 months ago

Very sad

$25
Mark Carpentieri
5 months ago
$50
Mark Ricky
5 months ago
1
1

It was a pleasure to have known him played music with him and I will always cherish time spent with him... Thanks "Killer"..........Peace

BS
$100
Born Roscoe Songs
5 months ago
2
2
CR
$100
Chowderhead Records
5 months ago
2
2

Daniel, You represent the heart of the music community in setting this up for Ray's loved ones.

Carole Cac
4 months ago
1
1

Rosemarie, I'm really sorry to hear that you, a first cousin, hadn't seen Ray for over 50 years. It's too bad for you that you didn't get to know Ray and his beautiful lady of over 35 years PJ. Now that you are showing concern for Danny, I would like you to know that both Ray and PJ, have always taken care of Danny and now PJ herself will continue doing so. Hopefully any monies collected from this site will help PJ pay for anything she has had to pay for for Ray's services and help towards the day to day care of taking care of Danny. I don't think Ray's family who haven't seen Ray or Danny for decades need to worry about what happens to Danny now. PJ stood by Ray for almost 40 years and will stand by Danny, just like she has for years.

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Donald Hampton
5 months ago
1
1

I would like to send my deepest condolences otK

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Dottie McPherson
5 months ago
1
1

Sorry for your loss, may this scripture bring you some comfort. Rev. 21:4

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Mario Mansiet
5 months ago
1
1

RIP Bro! Thanx for the Great memories and the chance you gave me.

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Martha Wilson
5 months ago
1
1

my husband and ray are like brother they started playing music together in 1980 r.i.p. brother killer ray allison, he.will truly be miss.

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Tomiko Dixon
5 months ago
1
1

RIP.. I will miss you Killer Ray.. "One of the Best Blues Men I ever met.." kind, loving genuine & real..

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John Bennecke
5 months ago

my name is Bo i

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John Bennecke
5 months ago

If sone

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Rosemarie Jackson
5 months ago

I am a first cousin of his and have not seen him for over 50 years. My mom and sister went to his wake and met many of his friends and learned of his music career. And we learned of his brother (my father's (rip) brother's (rip) son) of his condition. So many years without sharing, everyone striving to make their individual lives meaningful. RIP Ray Ray.

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Rosemarie Jackson
5 months ago

Ray has been cremated and his remains are held by an elder cousin.

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Rosemarie Jackson
5 months ago

Hello everyone I wanted to know what the fund is going to be used for. His brother Danny Lee who is 59 years old is in the nursing home. Are these funds going to support his care or funeral arrangements when it is his time to go?

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