Jay Reason

Jay Reason

Monday, April 24th, 1972 - Wednesday, May 27th, 2020
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Jay Nicholas Reason, 48, of Roanoke, Virginia, passed away on Wednesday, May 27, 2020.

He was born in England to the late Nicholas and Dorothy Holliday.

Jay was a member of Christ Episcopal Church. He enjoyed drawing, travelling, reading and loved spending time with his children and his animals.

Jay is survived by his daughters, Emilie Raczynski and Jamie Raczynski; and brother, Alex Holliday.

In addition to his parents, He was preceded in death by his brother, Simon Holliday.

A memorial service will be held at a later date at Christ Episcopal Church in Roanoke.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Angels of Assisi. Online condolences may be shared with the family by visiting www.oakeys.com. Arrangements by Oakey's Roanoke Chapel. 540-982-2100
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Posted at 04:25pm
I am very thankful that this huge, but equally small world, brought our paths to a crossing. You brought countless smiles to me through our conversations, smiles I will always be thankful for. I hope that you will be watching us all so we can make you laugh and smile in return, nobody deserves it more. Rest well sweet friend, I will miss your hugs.
Until the next time,


Karen Banta

Posted at 11:51am
It was my privilege to have been Jay's choir director in Mass., and then friend for many years. We shared a love of music and all things English. Jay's enduring courage during his illnesses was truly remarkable. I will miss him very much. Jay adored his daughters Emilie and Jamie, and his brother Alex. I send my deepest sympathy.

Cindy Trump

Posted at 05:42pm
I had the pleasure of meeting Jay a year or so ago. He was so interesting to talk to, a kind gentle person, and funny! He loved his girls! I am glad he got to move to Roanoke and enjoy the amenities available to him. I only visited once after he moved, but he was so happy. I am so glad I had the chance to know him, even though it was only for a short time.

Lainey Hurlbut Posted at 04:17am

Emilie and Jamie I am so sorry for your loss. You girls were top priority, he loved you so. I had the pleasure of being present at the birth of Jamie, a gift I hold very special. Rest In Peace Jay.

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