Birth Name: Ray Charles Robinson
Date of Birth: September 23, 1930
Place of Birth: Albany, Georgia, U.S.
Date of Death: June 10, 2004
Place of Death: Beverly Hills, California, U.S.
Ray Charles was an American singer, songwriter, pianist, and composer. He was the son of Areatha/Aretha (Williams) and Bailey Robinson. He had twelve children, including three with his former wife Della Beatrice “Bea” Howard Robinson; a son with rhythm and blues singer Margie Hendrix, of his band The Raelettes; and a daughter, singer and songwriter Sheila Raye Charles, with Sandra Betts.
Ray’s maternal grandfather was named Isaac Henry Williams.
Ray’s maternal grandmother was named Phoebe.
Source: Genealogy of Ray Charles (focusing on his mother’s side) – https://www.geni.com