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Doris H. Gray

Posted By obits On May 25, 2020 @ 5:29 pm In Elizabeth City,Obituaries | 46 Comments

Doris Harris Gray, age 87, of Brookdale Assisted Living, Hastings Lane, Elizabeth City, NC died Monday, May 25, 2020 at Sentara Albemarle Medical Center. A native of Pasquotank County, she was born December 21, 1932 to the late Conroy Harris and Vivian Sawyer Harris and was the wife of the late Baxter M. Gray, Jr. She was a secretary and receptionist for the laboratory at Albemarle Hospital for many years and she was a devoted member of Blackwell Memorial Baptist Church.

She is survived by her daughter, Gwen Stevens and husband Woody of Elizabeth City; her son, William A. Gray and wife Lori of Vienna, VA; five grandchildren, Nancy Taylor and husband Sam, Shelton Stevens, Elizabeth Gray, Caroline Gray and Nicholas Gray; and two sisters in law, Cede Blake and Grace Hemingway. She was preceded in death by her brother, Kendrick Harris.

The family extends their thanks to Brookdale Assisted Living and their staff for the great care given their mother.

A memorial service will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 27, 2020 at Twiford Memorial Chapel, officiated by Rev. Ron Parr and Rev. Don Morris.

Memorial donations may be made to Blackwell Memorial Baptist Church, 700 North Road Street, Elizabeth City, NC 27909.

Twiford Funeral Home, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is serving the Gray family. Online memorial condolences may be sent to the family at www.TwifordFH.com.

Twiford Funeral Home (Elizabeth City)

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Condolence from Stacy Harrell on May 25th, 2020 6:11 pm

I am sorry to hear about Doris passing!! Doris and my late grandmother(Carolyn Scott) we’re good friends back in the day!! Prayers to the family!!RIP!!

Condolence from MARGARET B STALLINGS on May 25th, 2020 6:18 pm

Gwen and family: My sincere sympathy to you in the loss of your Mother.

Margaret Stallings

Condolence from Roy and Vickie Johnson on May 25th, 2020 7:42 pm

Gwen and Family, May the love of our Heavenly Father bestow comfort upon each of you. Our deepest sympathy. Roy and Vickie

Condolence from Velma Gray on May 25th, 2020 8:30 pm

Gwen and family, so very sorry for your loss, Prayers for peace and comfort during the difficult days ahead. .
May God bless you with precious memories of a life well iced.

Velma Gray

Condolence from Donna Owens Hassell on May 26th, 2020 8:19 am

Gwen & Family,

Please accept my deepest condolences on the loss of your beloved Mother.

May your memories give you peace and comfort.

You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Donna Owens Hassell

Condolence from Joyce B. Harris on May 26th, 2020 8:30 am

Gwen and family,
May you be surrounded with love and support during this time. I pray that God will wrap His arms around you and give you strength to face each day. Cherish the memories of this dear lady, your mom. Love Joyce

Condolence from Laura on May 26th, 2020 8:36 am

Mrs Doris was a wonderful lady and will be missed by all. She was one of a kind. She was always willing to help. Keeping the family in my prayers.

Condolence from Penny Spence Raby on May 26th, 2020 9:01 am

I am sorry for your loss. May God bless you with His comfort and His peace.

Condolence from Ricky Romaine on May 26th, 2020 9:20 am

Billy, Gwen, and family I am so sorry of your mothers passing. I have many fond memories of our Gray and Harris
family gatherings. Ricky Romaine

Condolence from Bob Thorne on May 26th, 2020 9:29 am

Condolences to the Gray family.

Condolence from Mary Ann Aydlett on May 26th, 2020 9:52 am

Gwen, I am so sorry to hear this. I knew your father well. May God comfort you at this difficult time.

Condolence from Georgine Armstrong on May 26th, 2020 10:09 am

Holding you close in heart during these difficult days and nights. Doris was a sweet lady and loved you all so much. She was proud of your every accomplishment.

Condolence from Sandra Barkley Swain on May 26th, 2020 10:48 am

Gwen and family sending my deepest sympathy to you So sorry to hear of Doris passing.

Condolence from Anita Abjornson on May 26th, 2020 11:00 am

Mrs. Doris was an amazing woman who leaves behind a legacy that will live forever through her children, grandchildren and friends. May God grant His immeasurable grace and peace during this time of grief to all those who loved her, and may your sweet memories of Mrs. Doris give you joy as you grieve.

Condolence from Clara Mcpherson on May 26th, 2020 11:07 am

With heartfelt sympathy to Gwen, Billie and family. Just want you to know you’re in my thoughts and prayers. Doris kept the laboratory staff on our toes when were working together, enjoyed working with her. Such a loving and beautiful lady. May tears bring sweet release and may God who sees your sorrow guide you to a path of peace. God bless.

Condolence from Dona Yunker on May 26th, 2020 12:56 pm

Gwen & family, I was so sorry to hear that your mother had passed away. My prayers and condolences to all of you. May you find comfort in the loving memories shared with her. She was a beautiful woman, inside and out, and I know that Baxter is at those pearly gates with his arms wide open, waiting for her to join him, so they can catch up on where they left off. R.I.P. Mrs. Doris

Condolence from Beth Jennings on May 26th, 2020 2:22 pm

Gwen and family,

I am so sorry for your loss. I can imagine the reunion your mom and dad had in heaven and the peace she is enjoying now!

What a wonderful pictorial tribute to her life,
and the loves of her life!

May God wrap his loving arms around you all and bring you the comfort only He can.

Beth and Danny

Condolence from Mark and Brenda Nolan on May 26th, 2020 3:30 pm

Billy and Gwen,
Brenda and I are sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. We are keeping your family in our thoughts and prayers.

Condolence from Linda Gregory on May 26th, 2020 4:08 pm

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all..I will not be able to attend memorial due to other pressing family matters blessings to all

Condolence from Ed and Norma Comstock on May 26th, 2020 4:11 pm

Gwen ,
Norma and I were sorry to hear of the passing of your mom. Please know that you and your family will be in our prayers during this difficult time.

Love Ed and Norma Comstock

Condolence from Wallace & Christa Wood on May 26th, 2020 4:31 pm

Gwen, Woody & Family
Sorry to hear about your loss. Your mother & mine will be able to pick at each other again. Our thoughts & prayers are with all of you.

Condolence from Mike Albertson on May 26th, 2020 4:36 pm

Gwen , Billy , please accept my condolences.

Condolence from Kathy Leary on May 26th, 2020 6:13 pm

Gwen and family – I am sorry to hear of your loss. May a lifetime of memories bring you comfort.

Condolence from Betsy White on May 26th, 2020 6:16 pm

Gwen, So many wonderful, sweet memories of a beautiful lady, mother, and grandmother to cherish. Prayers for you all during this difficult time.

Condolence from Priscilla Harrell on May 26th, 2020 6:46 pm

Billy and Family:
I am so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. She worked at the hospital with me. She was a sweet lady. You now have a Guardian Angel watching over you. You and your family are in my prayers.

Condolence from Sheryl Pierce on May 26th, 2020 8:19 pm

Qwen and family , so sorry for your loss. I miss you all. I seen Arlene s obit and was worried about you all. God has her now!

Condolence from Dwayne Stallings on May 26th, 2020 10:36 pm

Gwen and Billy:
So sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. May God comfort you with His Love and Peace.

Condolence from Steve Tarkington on May 26th, 2020 10:36 pm

Gwen, Billy, and family,

So sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. She was such a great person, always helping out at church and those that needed help! I know the memories will help to provide you comfort. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Steve & Lynn Tarkington
Jean Tarkington

Condolence from Ken Bateman on May 26th, 2020 11:26 pm

Gwen and family sorry to hear about your mom’s passing. May God bless everyone during this difficult time. Cherish the memories.

Ken Bateman

Condolence from Marvinia Banks on May 27th, 2020 6:28 am

I’m so sorry to hear about the passing of your mother. Praying for you & your family. Love you always .

Condolence from Judy B Johnson on May 27th, 2020 9:38 am

Billy and Gwen,
I had known your parents all of my life. Neither of them ever failed in stopping to speak whenever we saw them. We were all very blessed to have had the parents that we did, and you and Billy were certainly just as blessed. Thinking of you all in the hard times and days to come.
Judy B. Johnson

Condolence from Irving & Tina Kight on May 27th, 2020 9:42 am

Gwen & Family,

Sending prayers your way Sweetie. Looking through your photos you’ve created alot of precious memories together ❤ this will carry yall through One thing for sure, we have been given God’s promise we will all be together again. Praying for peace and comfort and bug hugs.
Love yall,
Irving & Tina Kight

Condolence from Kay Acurio on May 27th, 2020 11:26 am

I remember this sweet lady at the hospital. She always had a pep in her step and a bright smile on her face. It was a delight to talk to her too. Sending love and prayers to all of you, Kay Acurio

Condolence from Teresa White on May 27th, 2020 12:00 pm

Gwen and family,
You all are in my thoughts and prayers. Sending you much Love during this difficult time.

Condolence from Ray and Cindy Scott on May 27th, 2020 12:48 pm

So sorry to hear about your mother! What a wonderful life she had! Hoping all those memories of her will help you and your family through these difficult days❤️

Condolence from Georgia Baker on May 27th, 2020 2:32 pm

Gwen, Billy and families, I was sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. Praying for God’s peace comfort and love now and in the days that follow.

Condolence from David and Holly Wright on May 27th, 2020 3:36 pm

Billy and Gwen,
We were deeply saddened to learn of your loss. Your Mom and Dad were always so very kind to us. Cherish the beautiful memories and all the blessings of two wonderful parents.

Condolence from Debra Eley on May 27th, 2020 4:16 pm

We are so very sorry to hear about the loss of Doris. We extend our most sincere condolences to the family.

Debra and Kristina Eley and Charles Ferrell

Condolence from June Banks on May 27th, 2020 5:42 pm

So sorry for your loved one’s loss. Doris worked at hospital in lab and I worked in HIS dept. She was a friendly and helpful employee at all times. God bless all of you.

Condolence from Tammy Hoffman on May 27th, 2020 9:29 pm

Dear Family, I was so sorry to hear that Ms. Doris passed. I so enjoyed seeing all the family pictures. Putting faces to the names I heard so often. Family was mostly all she talked about during the many years of weekly visits to get her hair done. She was so proud of each and every one of you. You were her life and she had a life well lived. Prayers for comfort, Tammy Hoffman

Condolence from Viola Scaff on May 27th, 2020 11:18 pm

I am so sorry to hear of Doris passing away
, I Have known her a very long time, She was a christian lady and loved church and always talked no matter where she saw me,

Condolence from Billie Marshall on May 28th, 2020 2:18 pm

Gwen and Woody,

So sorry to see that Miss Doris passed. Please accept our prayers for your peace and comfort.

Billie and John Marshall

Condolence from Peggy Bray on May 28th, 2020 8:20 pm

Gwen, I am so sorry to hear of your Mother’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.❤️

Condolence from Pat Davis on May 29th, 2020 6:25 pm

Gwen and family,
I am so sorry for your loss. Doris was such a sweet lady and I had great respect for her. Arlene loved her and cherished their time together. Such a difficult time and I pray for peace for you and the family. You were such a devoted daughter.

Condolence from Joyce Barclift on June 1st, 2020 7:15 am

Gwen and family,

I was sorry to hear about your mom’s passing. May your wonderful memories comfort you in the weeks ahead. I send my sincere prayers and thoughts to all. God Bless!!

Condolence from Craig R. Meshaw, on June 3rd, 2020 2:20 pm

Sorry Gwen that took me so long to connect your Mother’s Passing with you.
You were the only one that I knew from our days at Hockmeyer Eqpt. Co.
Anyway, even though T am late, please know that I remember and care.


Morehead City, NC

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