Janice Wilburn Bray

April 17, 1939October 23, 2011

Janice Maureen Wilburn Bray – 72, of Chattanooga, Tennessee, passed away Sunday, October 23, 2011, at a local hospital. She is the daughter of the late O.D. Wilburn, Sr., and Effie Estelle Leath Wilburn and was preceded in death by three brothers, O.D. Wilburn, Jr., Faust Wilburn and Jimmy Wilburn. Janice loved God, spending time with family, cooking, sewing, shopping with Cindy, Tennessee football, gardening, feeding others and watching them eat. She was a 1959 graduate of Falls College in Nashville, TN. She retired after 20 years with the State of Tennessee having worked in medical records and was also a former employee with State Farm Insurance. She attended Cross Roads Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, Dorris Lee Bray, of Chattanooga, TN, son and daughter-in-law, Dicky Lane (Angie) Bray, of Ooltewah, TN, daughter, Cindy Bray Gilbert, of Cumming, GA, four grandchildren, Brandon Lee Bray, Whitney McClain Bray, Jared Scott Gilbert, Lauren Drew Gilbert, great grandson, Michael Lane Bray, sister and brother-in-law, Annette (Ronald) Oldham, of Goodlettsville, TN, and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 26, 2011, at the East Brainerd Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home with Rev. Mike Steele officiating. Entombment will follow at Hamilton Memorial Gardens in Hixson, Tennessee. The family will receive friends from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, October 25, 2011, at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society at Please share your thoughts and memories online at Arrangements by Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist, East Brainerd Chapel, 8214 East Brainerd Road, Chattanooga, Tennessee 37421.


  • Funeral Service Wednesday, October 26, 2011
  • Visitation Tuesday, October 25, 2011

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Shannon Chapman

October 25, 2011

Andy Ashford

October 25, 2011

Dorris,Cindy,Dicky, I am so sorry to hear of your loss and wish that I was in town to be able to talk to you and and express my sympathy to you. Dorris it has been awhile that we have seen each other and I just want to let you know how much you and Janice has meant to myself and my family. You all are in my prayers and if there is anything that we can do, please let us know.

Bobby & Bonnie Evetts

October 25, 2011

so sorry for your loss, Doris, Dickie And Cindy. We are not able to come to the funeral. Bonnie has a heart problem that we are trying to get taken care of. may God bless you

Shannon Chapman

October 25, 2011

My deepest sympathy to you Cindy, Dickie and Dorris in the loss of Janice. She retired from the medical records dept here at MBMHI and I have many fond memories of working with her. She was a warm and kind woman who loved her family above all and is remembered in this way..

Andra Woods

October 25, 2011

Cindy, It's me, Andra.. I am so sorry about the loss of your mom. Diane let me know about it. I live in Florida now, and I am keeping an eye on my mom. I am praying for you and the family. when you feel like it reach out to me. Diane has my cell number. Love you loads and I am thinking of you. I wish I could be there for you. Love ya

Cathy Gracey

October 25, 2011

Janice worked at MBMHI in the medical records department when I came to work here in 1994. She was so sweet and kind to me and she was missed when she retired. I remember the fun we had the Fridays before the Tennessee-Alabama game. I am so sorry to hear of her passing. May the Lord give your family peace and comfort during this time.
Cathy (State of Tennessee Co-Worker)

Sarah Roark

October 25, 2011

Dorris and Family Sorry for the loss of your loved one. I thought a lot of Janice. Sorry that I am unable to be there. You all are in my thoughts and prayers.
Sarah Roark class of 1957 (Lafayette, TN)

Mary Guy

October 25, 2011

Cindy and Family:

May God's Grace be the peace that you seek as you go through life's inevitable journey. You are in our thoughts and prayers. We love you.

Mark and Beth Newsome

October 25, 2011

We know it is always tough to go through these times, whether we expect them or not, but so many will be praying and thinking about you through these difficult days. May God truly pour out His comfort and love on all of you. We are praying for you guys!

John Hindman

October 25, 2011

Dorris, Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May the special memories comfort and strengthen you during this time.
John & Mary Hindman