Ray Lee Flowers

Birth: July 16, 1943
Death: May 20, 2017


Ray Lee Flowers was born to the late George Henry Flowers and Florine Sistrunk Flowers on July 16, 1943 in Enterprise, Alabama. He was the third child of eight siblings.

He met the love of his life, the late Jeanell Carlisle Flowers and married her on October 1. Four children were born to this union, Alicia Jeanell (Timothy) Brooks, Sarah Nell Flowers, Flora Denise (Greg) Scott and Willie Ray (Marci) Flowers.

Ray Lee was a well known and highly respected entrepreneur who operated many businesses and continued to love, support and nurture his family.

Cherishing his memories are; eleven grandchildren, LaKesha (Darnell Sr) Flowers-Leonard, Teresa Stafford, Jerry Brown Jr, Ashley Stafford, Niki Brown, Jamarcus Scott, Christopher Flowers, Chakelia Brown, Quentin (Jasmine) Flowers, Fantasia Flowers and Jaheem Flowers. Twenty-six great grandchildren; two special great grandchildren, Jzurih Khalil Flowers and Jumirrus Malik Flowers; and one great-great grandchild, four sisters, Doris (Clifford) Donaldson, Linda (Raymond) Carter, Diane (Guy) Williams and Virginia (Alphonso) Berry-(deceased); three brothers, George (Lee) Flowers Jr., Willie (Ruth Ann) Flowers-(deceased) and Joe Flowers (Anthony Copeland). A host of nieces, nephews, cousins and other family and friends.

Criminal Details
Staff Report – May 20, 2017

An Enterprise man originally charged with attempted murder in the beating of a 73-year-old man now faces a capital murder charge after the victim died Saturday.

Enterprise Police Department officers responded to a domestic situation Thursday afternoon, according to a press release. Upon arriving, officers witnessed 22-year-old Jzurih Khalil Flowers allegedly beating the victim — later identified as his grandfather Ray Flowers — with a walking cane.

Jzurih Flowers was detained after a short scuffle. Ray Flowers was transported to a local hospital in critical condition but passed away Saturday morning.

EPD upgraded the charges to capital murder following Ray Flowers’ passing.

On Friday, District Judge Chris Kaminski placed a $100,000 bond on Jzurih Flowers on the attempted murder charge. An additional $2,000 bond was assigned for a resisting arrest charge he also faces.

A new initial appearance hearing on the upgraded charge will occur at 10 a.m. Monday in front of Kaminski.

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Criminal Details
Jeremy Wise – May 22, 2017

Coffee County District Judge Chris Kaminski denied bond for an Enterprise man charged with capital murder in the beating death of his great-grandfather.

On Thursday, May 18, Enterprise Police arrested 22-year-old Jzurih Khalil Flowers and charged him with attempted murder. According to an EPD release, officers arrived at a domestic situation and witnessed Flowers beating a 73-year-old man, later identified as Ray Lee Flowers, with a walking cane.

Jzurih Flowers appeared in court Friday on attempted murder charges, but after Ray Flowers died Saturday, the charges were upgraded to capital murder.

“We believe he was bludgeoned to death with one or more items. The defendant was making demands of money,” 12 th Judicial Circuit assistant district attorney Josh Wilson said. “This Saturday, Mr. Ray Flowers expired because of his injuries, and we believe it was due to the blunt force trauma.”

Because prosecutors believe the death occurred during a robbery, they have charged Jzurih Flowers with a capital crime. The defendant was also on probation for breaking/entering a motor vehicle, Wilson said, another mitigating factor in the request for no bond.

Kaminski temporarily appointed Carmen Howell and Sonny Reagan as attorneys for Flowers, pending a review of his indigent status. Flowers whimpered throughout the hearing and appeared to be in a non-verbal state – often answering Kaminski’s questions with a nodding head.

Flowers also convulsed several times during the hearing.

“It is clear to me that the defendant is reflecting a severe mental disorder,” Reagan said. “I’m not entirely sure he’s aware of where he is. We plan to file for a mental evaluation.”

After the hearing, Wilson said Flowers’ behavior is a recent development.

“Based on what I’ve heard from the investigators, some of the behavior was not present before the charge was upgraded to capital murder,” he said. “We believe when he made his initial statements, he was more coherent.”

Kaminski also set a preliminary hearing for Flowers on June 2 at 1:30 p.m. in Enterprise.

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Criminal Details
News Staff – May 23, 2017

ENTERPRISE, AL (WSFA) – An elderly man, who police say was intentionally beaten on Thursday in Enterprise, has died.

According to court documents, Jzurih Khalil Flowers is facing capital murder charges following the death of 73-year-old Ray Lee Flowers.

Documents indicate Jzurih Khalil Flowers intentionally caused the death of Ray Lee Flowers by allegedly striking him repeatedly with a metal walking cane during the course of committing a robbery.

The incident happened on Thursday in the 100 block of Grimsley Street.

Jzurih Khalil Flowers was initially charged with attempted murder but those charges were upgraded following Ray Lee Flowers’ death.

The court has ordered a mental evaluation for Jzurih Khalil Flowers. Documents indicate he demonstrated “an extreme erratic behavior and general lack of understanding of the charges against him or the seriousness of the same” during his initial court appearance.

Documents also state Jzurih Khalil Flowers is on suicide watch.

A preliminary hearing has been scheduled for June 2 at 1:30 p.m.

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