David Albert Gray Jr.

OPHELIA—David Albert Gray Jr. of Ophelia died November 13, 2019, after a short illness.

He was born March 18, 1930, to the late David Albert and Lillie Gray in Ophelia.

He was a member of Shiloh Baptist Church, Burgess. After completing his education at Rosenwald High School, he joined the U.S. Army and was honorably discharged in 1954.

David was preceded in death by his wife, Christine Joyce Reed Gray; both of his parents; son, David Thompson; sisters, Violet Veney and Ella Gray; and brothers, Earl Gray, Lindsey Gray and Ezek Gray.

He is survived by his daughters, Barbara Gray of Heathsville and Joyce Lee of Reedville; sons, Christopher Jones of Richmond, Kevin Gray of Killeen, Texas, and Wayne Gray of Richmond; grandchildren, Richard Parker, Terry Parker, Christopher Jones Jr., Anthony Jones, Tiffany Lee Gray, Douglas Lee Jr., Aisha Lee, Jarod Gray, Kiana Taurus, Keandra Gray, Lenaye Gray, Cierra Gray, Xian Gray, Dwayne Gray, David Ryan Gray, Dashae Ohree, Kristian Gray and Mercy Gray; 14 great-grandchildren; 10 great-great-grandchildren; and sister, Laura Gray.

A funeral was held November 23 at Shiloh Baptist Church followed by interment in the church cemetery.