Robert Ray Montague

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Robert “Bob” Ray Montague, 81, a devoted husband, entered his eternal rest on July 27, 2021 at 9:15am in INOVA Alexandria Hospital, Alexandria Virginia, with his beloved wife, Jacqueline Montague by his side. He is preceded in death by his parents, Robert Montague and Mary Montague; sisters, Eloise Coleman and Ann M. Conway.

Robert was born March 11, 1940 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Educated at Dobbing AVT High School, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He is a retired veteran of the United States Air Force. Approved, Firearms Certified Training completion, by the Department of Criminal Justice Service, Commonwealth, VA. In addition, he retired, respectively, from AT&T in 1990, where he was the first African American Engineer on the East Coast, and Lockheed Martin, where he was in Law Enforcement in 2003. Robert was an avid Philadelphia Eagles fan to the end. His love for Christ was undeniable. One who loved to Praise and Worship the True and Living God. Spiritually, he was a member of the Alfred Street Baptist Church and later a member of Love International Church, then a member and Elder of Living Ministry (Apostle David, and Pastor Sharlene Kin Lock), growing in love and service for Christ and his people.

Along, with his wife Jacqueline they hosted Standing for Jesus in Love and Unity on grounds of the Nation’s Capital for five (5) consecutive years. His spiritual growth continued, completing School of Prophets, Evangel Cathedral Bible School; The Harvest Circle Intentional Fellowship of Churches Reformation (Diploma of Biblical Studies); Abundant.

Robert had a great appetite for the fine dining. Often times he enjoyed cookouts with family and friends. Many of his hobbies were spent flying or sailing around the harbor enjoying the
beautiful sights of the Potomac, surrounding areas and spending time at their time shares together. Often times he would entertain himself with music, music of the era of the “oldies but goodies.” Early in his professional career he mentored young men from the American Youth Community. An impeccable dresser who often topped off his outfits with a stylish hat.

He leaves to cherish his memories and legacy his devoted wife, Jacqueline Montague; sons, Robert Montague, Emmanuel Onwuzo; daughter, Maria Perry; brother, Eugene Coleman; sister Lucinda Hampton (Alfred). Grandchildren, Kiarah J. Montague, Raiden R. Montague, Karlee K. Montague, Brianna Murphy, Bianca Murphy, Emani Onwuzo, Kevin Perry, Kanisha Perry, Kashmere Perry, and Kiara Perry. Great-grandchildren, Raven Jones and Kiouri Eason. Brothers-in-law, Arthur Coe, Donald Coe, Booker T Murphy, Bobby Murphy, and Joseph Coe, and sisters-in-law, Geraldine Parks, and Barbara Murphy. Also leaving behind his best friend Leroy Harris and a host of nephews, nieces, cousins, and friends.

The family will receive friends at the Cunningham Turch Funeral Home, 811 Cameron Street, Alexandria, VA 22314 on Thursday, August 5, 2021 from 10:30 AM until the time of his Life Celebration at 11:30 AM. Interment will be at a later date in Quantico National Cemetery.

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Gathering

Cunningham Turch Funeral Home

811 Cameron Street, Alexandria, VA 22314

8/5/2021

10:30am - 11:30am

Life Celebration

Cunningham Turch Funeral Home

811 Cameron Street, Alexandria, VA 22314

08/05/2021

11:30am -

Condolence Messages

  1. Apostle Dr Cecillia M Fletcher says:

    I know that you are with Jesus. I thank God for you and your wife. We will continue to thank God for the gift that you were. You were a man of integrity, wisdom and knowledge.

  2. Janice White says:

    Rob I’m so happy my childhood friend Prophetess Jackie met and you guys married because you knew just how God meant for a man to treat a wife. I’ll miss your gentle nature and kindness RIP Mr. Montague 🙏

  3. Deborah Elsby says:

    You my heart is heavy with you right now. I am praying for your strength. Love Min. Deboriah Elsby sis in Christ

  4. Charles and Marian Coe says:

    Praying for you and the family. Sorry we cannot be there. Love Charles and Marian Coe White Lake, NC

  5. Cea Campbell says:

    My sincere condolences and deepest sympathies to you Mother Jackie and your family.

    Brother “Rob” was a great man. He was very humble, kind, and sharp man of God.

    I will miss him very much.

    Love 💕 you!
    Cea

  6. Shanel Benson White says:

    My sincere condolences to aunt Jackie & the family. May God comfort you and your family 🌹

  7. charles coe says:

    Hello Jackie. Sorry to hear about your husbands homegoing. Praying for you and the family. Charles and Marian Coe Kelly NC

  8. Anna Moore says:

    A lifetime together is never enough. I am thinking of you with so much love and as a testament to your strength and courage, you are in our prayers. We hope you find peace and comfort in your time of grief. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers, and that we are sharing in your sorrow. Let the memories provide comfort in your journey through this loss.

    Love always… Gary and your best friend forever, Anna ❤️🙏🏾

  9. Evans Family says:

    We would like to extend our condolences to the family.
    May your memories console you, and may God sustain
    with his precious promise to someday soon reunite us
    with our love ones. Truly sorry for your loss.

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