Raye Ann Cosby was born in Cincinnati, Ohio and was the third and
youngest child born to the union of the late Wayne H. Williams, Jr. and
the late Doris Raye Williams (nee Williams).
Raye Ann attended
Madisonville Elementary School where she was a Spelling Bee Champion;
Lyon Junior High School where she was a cheerleader and track star; and
Withrow High School where she was an alumni of a prestigious sorority.
graduation, she pursued a higher education and attended Edge Cliff
College in Cincinnati where she studied Real Estate and The University
of Cincinnati where she studied Secretarial and Business Courses.
Ann worked in the property management field where she acquired
extensive management skills and experience in the selling and rental of
residential and commercial real estate. After working in the property
management and real estate arena for years, Raye Ann changed careers.
Ann joined The Procter & Gamble Company where she held multiple
positions during her 24+ year career. Raye Ann retired from Procter
& Gamble in 2002, as Executive Assistant; reporting to Vice
Presidents and Senior Executives at the Cincinnati based Headquarter and
Procter & Gamble gave several African
American women the opportunity to hold clerical and secretarial
positions. In 1989 Raye Ann was promoted to Executive Assistant and was
the first African American to hold the position, worldwide; a position
she held, and continues to hold, with pride and honor.
retirement, Raye Ann returned to Procter and Gamble as a consultant and
worked in the Accounts Payable Department for two years.
Raye Ann began a 13+ years working experience at Thompson Hall and
Jordan Funeral Homes. She held many positions there — receptionist,
secretary, account receivables and payables, public affairs (i.e.,
supporting and assisting families), assistant to the late Rev. Donald H.
Jordan, Sr., executive assistant to his wife and provided secretarial
support to funeral directors.
Raye Ann brings a wealth of
knowledge, experience and skills to Preston Charles Funeral Home. She
has a strong and sincere commitment to provide exceptional customer
service, with compassion and empathy, to all families and individuals
Preston Charles Funeral Home is called to serve.
Raye Ann and her
husband Jerry, live in Springfield Township. She has one son, Donald
Wayne Brown (Cincinnati, OH) and one angel-daughter, Kellie Lynn Brown,
who passed in 2007.