Sister Madge Gray (94) of Elgood, West Virginia was born July 27, 1926 in Glen Lyn, Virginia. She passed on December 24, 2020 at Princeton Health Care in Princeton, West Virginia. Sister Gray was the daughter of the late Walter Sherman Symns and Lucy Mary Walker Symns.
Sister Gray was a dedicated member of Thompson Memorial Baptist Church of Elgood, West Virginia for many years. She served wherever she was needed whether it was cleaning, making sure the church was heated, and of course anything else that was needed. She exhibited the character of the Proverbs 31 woman for she was a woman of great faith, dedicated, and a hard-worker who worked continually with her hands. Aunt Madge (as she was called by so many) was a strong, godly woman of faith. She was a warm compassionate lady of grace who made sure that her family was taken care of. She embraced so many, and you were welcomed into her home. Her culinary skills were excellent and enjoyed by many of her friends and relatives. She was a blessing to her community, family friends, and to her church. She will be solely missed.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Deacon Warren Gray, one son, Levi Gray, and granddaughter, Kimberly Gray. Brothers: Leonard Symns, James (Bo) Symns and Ashley (Virginia) Symns. Special nephews: Ed and Bob Gray. Step-mother, Helen Symns. Step-brothers: Weldon Richardson and Sonny Richardson. Step-sisters: Marva Alexander, Linda Walker, and Geraldine Smith.
Sister Gray is survived by her Sons: Richard (Betty) Gray, Sam Gray both of Elgood, West Virginia. Grandsons: Richard (Margie) Gray, Elgood, West Virginia, Kevin (Amy) Gray, Willow Springs, North Carolina. Great Grandsons: Jeremy Gray, Isaiah Gray, Levi Gray, and one Great Granddaughter, Alesha Etter. In addition, Sister Gray had four great-great grandchildren.
Sisters: Carol Symns and Joan (Lane) Ferguson. Step-sister, Jeanie Gore, and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.
Funeral services to celebrate the life of Sister Madge Gray will be held Friday January 8, 2021 at 1P.M. from the Chapel of Fredeking Funeral Service, with Pastor John Burnett officiating. Due to the Governor’s mandate, masks and social distancing, will be required. Burial will follow in the Thompson-Gray Family Cemetery. Friends may visit with the family from noon until the service hour at the funeral home. Online Condolences may be shared with the family via www.fredekingfs.com. Arrangements by Fredeking Funeral Service, Oakvale.
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