Date of Death: December 4, 2018

Service Details

Services will be held Saturday, December 15th from 1-3 with a lunch following after from 3-5 at New Hope Assembly Church 56652 Buckhorn Rd, Three Rivers, MI 49093.


Obituary Notice

Lonnie Ray Bingaman, aka “Ray J” aka “little man” was born September 20th 2011 and went to fly high with Aunt Jessy on December 4, 2018.  

Ray J is lived on thru his parents, Caryle Hansen Bingaman and Lonnie Ray Bingaman Sr.; grandparents, John and Kim Cline; sisters, Susann and Shanna Bingaman; uncles, Wayne Hansen, Jonathon Hansen, and David Boggs; aunts, Amanda Gould, Luann Boggs, Tiffany Cline, and Tonya Cline, and a handful of cousins.

He was preceded in death by Jessica Gould, Donald Ray Hansen, Sr., Vernabell and Chet Bingaman, and uncle, Shea Michael Cline.

 Ray J was a very handsome young man. His smile was the light of my mornings.  He gave the tightest of hugs. He loved to push the limits and irritate his sisters, but was quite a ladies’ man. He could eat a whole pizza all to himself. He was a wonderful student and first grader at White Pigeon Elementary.

Additional Information

Memorial donations may be dropped off at Arby’s, 700 South U.S. Highway 131, Three Rivers, MI 49093 or Hohner Funeral Home, 1004 Arnold St, Three Rivers, MI 49093.

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  1. Hello Ray J…
    Hard to believe we won’t see that sweet smile anymore , or hear that laughter rolling through the room…lol
    You were so very loved and I know you knew that…
    You and your Momma had the sweetest relationship …
    You have been her little Man since day 1…
    I’m sure everyone is going to miss what a little charmer and gentlemen you were…
    Come by and see us all boy…
    We miss and love you soo very much….
    I love you to the Heavens and back…
    Give Shea a hug for me…

  2. While words may bring little comfort, and understanding is ever elusive, please know that our hearts broke as one with yours; as we each mourn your loss. My family sends love and prayers to yours. May there only be one set of footsteps in the sand during this trying time.

  3. I worked with Lonnie at Roosevelt school in Elkhart before he moved to Michigan. My heart is sad today. He was so smart and the sweetest kid. Such a hugger! We were so sad when he and his sisters moved away. I pray that God will give this family peace in this trying time.

  4. No one ever gets over the passing of their baby….I just am not sure there are words to console that pain. But you may catch moments of comfort. Comfort in knowing he isn’t alone where he is and that there is no fear. He has some of the best family members there to greet him and love him. While it doesn’t remove the huge emptiness you feel, know how much you are loved as well.

  5. What a handsome little guy. I’m terribly sorry for your loss. He was too young to have to go to heaven. My prayers are with him and his famiky

  6. The community is thinking and praying for your family! You are not grieving alone. Children are near and dear to God’s heart.
    Please let us know where to drop off donations for the others involved.
    May God grant you peace through all of this.

  7. Lonny was a great kid he was friends with my son Jayden set beside him in class my son was sad about hearing about Lonny please let me know if me and my family can do anything for y’all we will continue to pray for the whole family

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