Bertie Lou Gray, age 86, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, May 30, 2015 as a resident of Madison Medical Resort. She was born in Kell, Ill. on Nov. 4, 1928, to the late Elsworth and Fern Tate. She married Charles Richard Gray on Oct. 6, 1950 in Salem, Ill. He preceded her in death on June 20, 1981. |
She was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was also a nanny to more than just her own grandchildren. She kept children in her home for more than 30 year touching them and their families with her love. She was a faithful Christian and devoted servant of the Lord.
She is survived by three sons, Chuck Gray and his wife, Dee, of Odessa, Don Gray and his wife, Debbie, of Highland Village, David Gray and his wife, Tari, of Odessa; one daughter Dianah Collom and her husband, Elwin, of Big Spring. She is also survived by eight grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and one brother Larry Tate and his wife, Patty, of Carlyle, Ill.
Besides her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by one daughter, Debbie, and four brothers.
Services will be at Sherwood Baptist Church in Odessa on Tuesday, June 2, 2015 at 1 p.m. with Rev. Elwin Collom, officiating and Rev. Ivy Shelton assisting. Interment will be in Salem, Ill. Visitation was Monday, June 1, 2015 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Sunset Memorial Chapel. Pallbearers will be her grandsons and grandsons-in-law: Joshua Collom, Bryan Gray, John David Gray, Nicholas Gray, Mathew Gray, Jeff Meyers and Mark Mota.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Sunset Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home. To sign the guestbook, go to our website at www.sunsetodessa.com
Published in Big Spring Herald on June 2, 2015