MARCELLES A. 'DUKE' GRAY, 20 ROCKFORD - Marcelles A. "Duke" Gray, of Rockford, departed this earthly life June 5, 2013, at Rockford Memorial Hospital. He was born September 9, 1992, in Rockford, IL, the son of Tonnette Gray and Billy Charles. He was employed 1 year by McDonalds on Charles St. Marcelles was a member of St. Luke Missionary Baptist Church. He proudly graduated from Roosevelt High School, May 28, 2013. Marcelles leaves to cherish many loving memories, his parents, Tonnette and Billy; sister, Nikiya Dotson; maternal grandmother, Paula (Leonard) Watson; paternal grandparents, Levina Hunter and Billy Lewis; great-grandmother, Willie Mae Pride; a host of other relatives and good friends including best friends, Marvin Clark and Javauntae Hicks. He was predeceased by his grandfather, Jimmie Lee Simmons; and great-grand father, Leroy Charles. Services will be held 1 p.m., Wednesday, June 12, at St. Luke M.B. Church 2919 19th Street with Pastor Louis Malone officiating. Burial in Cedar Bluff Cemetery. Visitation will be held 11 a.m. until the time of service. Arrangements completed by Carl E. Ponds Funeral Home 2429 W. State St.
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Published in Rockford Register Star from June 10 to June 11, 2013