Raymond Anton McQueen

Raymond Anton McQueen

June 02, 1960 - September 30, 2009

Raymond Anton McQueen

June 02, 1960 - September 30, 2009


Raymond Anton McQueen, aged 49, was killed on Wednesday morning as he rode to work on his motorcycle. Raymond’s greatest legacy was the family whom he left behind: Ramar, age 22, Jahmal, age 19, Karessa, age 17, Tarae, age 12, Elijah, age 10 and his wife Tami. Raymond is survived by his father, Lloyd McQueen of Jamaica, two brothers and seven sisters. He and his family have lived in Mission Viejo for the past eight years.

Raymond was born and raised in Jamaica and came to the United States when he was 18 years old where he served in the US Army for four years. He never abandoned his ties to Jamaica and was well known for his tall stature and knee-length locks. He was a beautiful man who embraced his life motto of ‘One Love.’ His passion was always towards the ‘underdogs’, those who were treated unfairly and who were hurting.

Being gifted with an artistic nature from the time he was a small boy in Jamaica, he loved to design furniture and clothing, draw and drum. He brought his talents with him to the garment industry where he worked for the past 25 years. In recent years he spent much of his free time working on and riding his motorcycles.

Services to celebrate Raymond’s life will be held on Friday, October 9th, at 10:00am at the Laguna Hills Community Center, 25555 Alicia Parkway, Laguna Hills. There will be a viewing on Thursday, October 8th, 7:00pm-9:00pm at O’Connor Mortuary, 25301 Alicia Parkway, Laguna Hills.

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92 responses to Raymond Anton McQueen

  1. I will always love you.
    My ” americain daddy “, I miss you so much.
    Rest in peace.

  2. I just received this sad news yesterday. My sincere condolences to the family. Although I would speak with him only a couple of times a year and saw him only a few times, I considered him a friend. What a shame …
    Again, my condolences.

  3. exiled says:

    mi BREAD-DA-there are no words in any language to describe the
    Love i have for you.The hours of reasoning will be forIver wid i-and-I.
    oNe –thru Iternity..ever Livin’–ever sure–No Apology

    “Walk good and leave not tracks behind..
    Talk good and leave no mark to be scorned

    Count good and throw away the paper…
    Close the door and you need no bolt, and yet no-one can open it…
    Good ties do not need a rope , and yet no-one can untie it…

    JAH will never let you down…
    JAH will never abandon the ‘eye’
    JAH will never leave your side
    So don’t waste JAH LOVE…

    the good wo/man will teach the bad wo/man…
    while the bad wo/men are in charge…

    never revering the teacher…
    never cherishing the teacher…
    this is the wrong road…for the educated fools…

    Teach then the Truth about JAH…
    look within those ‘eyes’ …WIDE OPEN !

    ‘!’ses be to the most high JAH ! RASTAFARI…no apology

    yes IYah–i give thanks for your ex-istence

  4. I have only just learned of Ray’s passing last night. It had been a long time since he and I had last been in contact, although he was always close by in my heart. Ray, you were such a dear and special friend. I remember how we met, that you reached out to me when I was in distress having painful surgeries on my hand and having relationship troubles with my guy at that time. You always wanted to help others and that was what started our friendship. You were such a special, unique and caring man, unforgettable in very way.

    I remember how often and how highly you spoke of your family to me and how much they all meant to you, your wife and your children. It was obvious they were the light of your life as I’m sure you were to them also.

    Thank you for your friendship. Thank you for your wise advice. I’m sorry it had been so long since we had been in contact. Please know that I never forgot about you and that I never will. You touched my life and I am better for having known you. I remember your infectious and endearing laughter and how your presence could fill up a room. I loved our talks about our common interests of Jamaica, African, Rastafari, reggae music and art. Your friendship touched my heart. You will forever be with me in my heart.

    To your family I send my deepest condolences. The best part of Ray was his all consuming love of his family and for life. I wish you peace and comfort.

  5. John Thomas says:

    I am sad to hear of Ray’s passing. I worked with Ray in the screen printing industry. Initially, with Turbo Graphics, then Winterland and finally Strictly Images. Ray was a great man very knowledgeable, friendly and outgoing. Ray taught me to “overstand” not understand things. I too ride motorcycles and I hope if anything a lesson goes out to all drivers to please take the time to look for motorcyclists, as all it takes is failure to pay attention. Ray my good friend I look forward to burning one with you in the afterlife.

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