Ray Of Hope Church Of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Inc.
The Church in Central New York founded and consistently fostered by the GLBTQIS community. October 31, 2018 was the 35th Anniversary in our 36th year in Ministry.
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Nora Jane Mc Dermott (Lambert) "Jane" b. 3/12/37 passed away peacefully at home in her sleep on 10/1/19. A graduate of EFA Class of 1955, she worked at Arnot Ogden, American LaFrance, and The Elmira Correctional Facility. Jane is survived by her daughter, Peggy Mc Dermott; son, Br. Shawn F. Benedict, Grandchildren; Jennifer Baccile, Ty Baccile and Anthony Baccile, and Great Grandchildren:  Brady Baccile, Nora Baccile, Malakai Maycumber, and her Sister Edythe Winslow.  Jane was predeceased by her mother, Margaret "Peg" E. Walker, d. 9/4/06.  A public worship service of thanksgiving and praise was held Friday October 11, 2019 at 7:00 pm at Ray Of Hope Church 380 W. 1st St. Elmira, NY where Jane was a Member for 22 years and a Foundress of the Elmira Chapel.  All were welcomed with open arms. 

Donations may be made to Ray Of Hope Church, Inc. in Jane's honor.  Simply click on the link below.
This page is a work in progress.  More will be posted daily for a few weeks.  Br. Benedict's cell phone is not working.  To reach Br. Benedict call Michael's phone at 1-315-530-2715.
Praise the Lord, praise the Lord, always praise the Lord, in good times and in bad, in sickness and in health, in times of plenty and times of want, and with births and deaths.  He is Lord of the living and the dead. (Colossians 3:17, Romans 14:9)

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UPDATE:  The interment for Nora Jane Mc Dermott was celebrated Monday October 7, 2019 at Maple Grove Cemetery in Horseheads, NY at 1:30 PM.  We are pleased to be able to it post here on our web site so that you may enjoy it and pray along.  To experience the graveside worship service Click Here.

View the placing of Jane's ashes into the grave.  Click Here.
Here is a YouTube video of Jane in the chapel in 2012 at Morning Prayer.  In this video we see and hear Daisy, Lucas and Isabella singing to the opening song "O Lord, Open My Lips."  Jane attended Morning Prayer in the chapel all the  years we offered this service to the public.  Click on the picture below to see and hear the video.

Read the Star Gazette Obituary, Click Here.
October 9, 2019
McDermott Family,
Sorry to read of Jane's passing. Made me reflect a little today and sat back and smiled. Remember working with Jane at ECF. However, remember the friendship Jane and my mother shared when I was a child growing up. Remember Jane coming to the house always smiling. Godspeed Jane. I believe Leo and Patty were the "Children" my has time passed.
Tom Mold, NY
Crystal Nye (left) and Crystal Herman making tree decorating a joyful time.
Joy for all at a Church picnic in September at Upper Buttermilk Falls.
Christmas 2010
Last time to the Chemung County Fair.  Jane loved the Fair all her life.
Daisy served God as Jane's full time companion.
Jane and her dog Brandy.  Brandy would ride in the backseat sitting up tall and facing forward when they went places.  It was really cute to see.
To see the Obituary on the James D. Barrett Funeral Home page Click Here.
All arrangements were handled by the James D. Barrett Funeral Home & Cremations.  We highly recommend the Barrett Funeral Home.  Click on the picture below to visit their web site.


Read and print the worship bulletin with all the prayers and readings.  CLICK HERE.