Lena Elizabeth (Betty) Gray, age 85, of Long Beach was called home by her Heavenly Father on March 4, 2019. Betty was born August 20,1933 to Arvil and Jessie Garrison of NC. Mrs. Gray was a homemaker, teacher assistance, store clerk, and cook. She had a passion for music, cooking, and needle point.
She was preceded in death by, her beloved husband, Maurice E. Gray, Sr.; her parents, Arvil and Jessie Garrison; her brother, Frank Garrison; and sisters, Carol Capel and Mary Fairfield.
Mrs. Gray is survived by her sisters, Barbara Hurst and Jessie Garrison; her four children, Maurice Edward (Kay) Gray, Jr, Patricia (Ronnie) Fuller, Nancy (David) Bladsacker, and George (Simone) Gray; grandchildren, Melissa, Serena, Ashley, Alicia, Kristi, Marsel, Kimberly, and Valerie; and great-grandchildren, Andrew, Ally, Macayla, Tucker, L.J., Jalyn, Peytyn, Austin, and Axel; and many nieces and nephews.
A Funeral Service will be held for Mrs. Gray , Saturday, March 9, 2019 beginning at 12 noon at Freeman Funeral Home. Visitation will begin at 10 am in the chapel. Interment will be in the Mutual Rights Church Cemetery by Dr. Richard Strebeck and Pastor Grant McLain. In lieu of flowers, the family request donations to be made to the National Dementia Society. Freeman Funeral Home – Leakesville is in charge of the arrangements.