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Forest Lawn Cemetery
Friday March 26th, 2021
10:00am - 9:00pm

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E. Vaughn Wray Funeral Establishment
Saturday March 27th, 2021

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Ruth Virginia Gray

On Tuesday March 16, 2021, Ruth Gray also known as Teenie Baby was called to her resting place at The Citadel Nursing Center in Virginia Beach, Virginia

She was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, sister, sister-in-law, aunt, niece, cousin, friend and woman of God. She was born July 4, 1946 in Norfolk, Va. She graduated from Booker T. Washington High School class of 1964 in Norfolk. She also attended Norfolk State University and Allied Health Institute. She was a CNA and enjoyed caring for the elderly, the sick, and shut in. She did private duty nursing for over 30 years. She also enjoyed her grandchildren, taking care of plants, going on cruises, attending her class reunions, singing in the choir, and watching NBA basketball. Her bright smile lit up a room.

She just loved fashion. Whenever she dressed you would have thought she was a millionaire, but she was rich in spirit.

She was predeceased by her husband William K. Gray Sr., her only son William K. Gray Jr.,

She leaves to cherish her loving memories; 3 daughters Katrena Holmes, Moneca Simmons, and Karnea Washington, 2 grandchildren Jessica Gray and Tyrone Gray, 1 brother Carlton Scott (Anita Scott), 1 sister-in-law Joyce Cross of Scotch Plains, NJ, and a host of family and friends. Dear Mama, you well always be present in your hearts; until we meet again. Rest in Heavenly Peace.

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May God Bless you! Thank you! From: Katrena

Katrena Holmes Mar 31 2021 12:00 AM

Please know that we share your sorrow and wish GOD GRANT YOU COMFORT AND PERFECT PEACE AS YOU ENDURE THE PAIN OF YOUR LOSS. May your mother rest in peace. Our condolences to the family.

Love you all.

Cousin Brenda

Brenda Dalton & Family Mar 26 2021 12:00 AM

My sincere and heartfelt condolences to Karnea, Monica, Katrina and the family. Mother Ruth was a beautiful woman of God inside and out and will truly be missed. I pray that God will comfort, strengthen and give peace to the family and please remember, to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord. Along with my prayers I send my love and hugs. RIP Mother Ruth

Saundra L. Bethea-Pegues & Family Mar 26 2021 12:00 AM

I Loved her smile and laugh she had the biggest beautiful smile and a good heart RIp aunt Ruth.

Bobbie Yelverton Mar 25 2021 12:00 AM

Ive known Ruth since grade school and she always had a Great Big Smile. Several years ago Ruth and several of her classmates held monthly fellowships with former BTW schoolmates and the fellowship was a Blessing. Ruth and my daughter Bethany are now fellowshipping together with Jesus and on earth they shared the same birthdate. On July 4 I would extend Birthday blessings to Ruth. Im extending condolences to her loving family and want you to know Im saddened by the transition of your lovely, funny, loving and grateful mom, grandmother, etc. Shes already missed by many of her playmates and schoolmates who grew up with her in Young Park where we had fun and still care for each other

Delores Brown Clemons Mar 24 2021 12:00 AM

I didn't know Ruth directly but I knew Katrina. She loved her family and there wasn't anything she wouldn't do for them. Her mom always had special place in Her heart. My prayers and thoughts are you during this difficult time..

Karen Davis Mar 18 2021 12:00 AM

Katrena, I was so sorry to hear about your Mom. She was a special lady from hearing all of your stories. I know she was a terrific role model and a loving person. May her memories be a blessing to you. Xoxo

Nancy Wall Mar 18 2021 12:00 AM

Precious memories will always keep Sister Ruth alive in our hearts. Jacqueline (BTW '64) and I send our heartfelt condolences and sympathy to the family.

Rev.Calvin David Brown Jr Mar 17 2021 12:00 AM

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