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Singing Hills Funeral Home

6221 University Hills Blvd, Dallas, TX

OBITUARY

Judith Dee GRAY

November 3, 1964August 5, 2019
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Judith Dee Badger Gray was born on November 3, 1964 to the union of the late James Lee Badger and Vira Joyce Furlow and left this life for her heavenly home on August 5, 2019.

Affectionately known as “Judy” by family and close friends she was born in Helena, AR and spent most of her childhood in Little Rock where she attended the Little Rock School District and graduated from Parkview High School in 1983. She moved to Dallas, TX and attended Texas Women’s University where she obtained her Bachelor of Science Degree. She spent the majority of her working years as a nutritionist and worked for the Dallas Independent School District until the time of her death. She is preceded in death by her maternal grandparents Walter Moore Sr and Alice Mae Moore, maternal aunt Sara Jean Moore, and maternal uncles Lee Edger Moore Sr. and Willie Charles Moore all of Milwaukee, WS.

Judith accepted Christ in her life at an early age and was baptized at the age of 8 at Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church in West Helena, AR. After moving to Dallas, TX. she joined Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship where she faithfully attended and remained until her passing.

Judy joined Troy Durand Gray, Sr. in holy matrimony and to that union 3 children were born.

She leaves to cherish her memory daughters Jade Kristen Gray of Dallas, TX, Blake Ashley Gray of Springfield, IL, and son Troy Durand Gray Jr. known as “Miles” to family and close friends, of New Orleans, mother Vira Joyce Furlow of Little Rock, AR, sister Tracy Yvette Conley (Cleo) of Maumelle, AR, brother Eric Antone Furlow, of Baltimore, MD, nephews Javan Furlow, O’Shea Furlow, and Jackson Conley, aunts Bernice Wright (Stephen), Grace Smith ( Norman), uncle Walter Moore Jr. and very special close family friend Monica Talley-Essex of Dallas and a host of wonderful cousins and friends that supported her until the end.

Services

  • Visitation Friday, August 16, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, August 17, 2019
  • Committal Service Monday, August 19, 2019

Memories

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Dr. Sharon Ross

August 20, 2019

To Judith’s Family:
May God bless your life abundantly with peace and the many desires of your hearts! Judith was a jewel! A hard worker indeed! I couldn’t believe the call I received today about her passing and so of course my natural self is hurting but the memories of working with her as one of our district administrators at Mexia ISD will not be forgotten! She glowed when she spoke of her children, church, family and friends and so I pray that you all walk in the blessings of God daily!
Dr. Sharon Ross
Retired Superintendent of Mexia ISD

Gracy Cox

August 17, 2019

She was a beautiful young lady. Gone too soon. Praying for my family. Love yall...

Sandra Wheeler

August 17, 2019

Girl,

I don't even know where to begin. I never thought I'd have to write this til we were much older. From that moment at TWU (Texas Woman's University) in microbiology class being the only 2 African Americans we looked across the room and knew we would be friends! You moved to Chicago and we lost touch. But by God's grace somehow you saw me on TV and we reconnected just like no time had ever passed. The years of laughter we have shared, the tears, the encouragement and Lord knows the road trips!!! Then moving 1 street apart and attending the same church later in life and watching our children grown up. I could go on and on about you and the impact you've had on my life. God truly blessed me with a friend like you. You will be missed my dear friend.

Sandra

Meldon Carter

August 15, 2019

Judith ask me to work on her stove one weekend and the next weekend she gave me a bowl of peach cobbler I told her I would fix her stove anytime for a bowl of her cobbler, I have been friends with her and her family since. love and peace to her and her family

Ramona Gray

August 14, 2019

My sincere condolences to Vira Furlow , Judy’s mother, Jade, Blake , Troy and all the family . My prayer is that each will experience the peace of God that surpasses all understanding. There are no words sufficient to ease the pain and sorrow of grief, there is comfort in knowing that God is faithful and that he will never put more on us than we can bear. He said he would never leave us or forsake us. He gave us a comforter in the Holy Spirit . Peace Gods Peace to all.

Sincerely,
Ramona A. Gray

Sheila Williams

August 14, 2019

My dearest friend Judy, you are truly going to be missed. You always kept me laughing with your sense of humor. Our last outing at the comedy show , we had such a great time, little did I know it would be our last girl night out. I often think of some of the conversations we shared and I still get tickled 😊. You will be missed, I'll try to continue to eat healthy as you often would say "girl you don't need that". I know you are no longer in pain, which sometimes make things a little better. Than I realize my friend is gone. I will hold on to the memories of goid times and fun we shared. Your Friend Sheila ❤

SHANNON CONWAY

August 14, 2019

Judy
We shared so many memories it is hard to believe that you are no longer on this side but the memories are forever in my ❤

Rest well until we meet again

Love ya Shannon

Jayne Edwards

August 14, 2019

My friend, my sister, my confident,
Where did the time go? Thank you for all of the wonderful memories, like us getting into places we shouldn’t have been table to get into and unbelievable times like having kids!?! I will never forget your strength and encouragement when I was about to break or lose my mind but for your wisdom, tenacity and sense of humor, I was able to make it through. You ARE a rock that lives eternally And I will see you again my sister for I do believe we serve an awesome and LIVING GOD and HE has ALL of HIS children in the palm of HIS hand. So while we are apart from each other physically I see you every time I look at your children. I want them to know what a tremendous difference you have made in my life. Until I see you again, please try not to order St. Peter around you know he has a short fuse and don’t even think about redecorating (I know you) i’d like to see the original design please and I promise to remember all the things you taught us. With much love,. P.S. I ordered the flowers but this time they're for you. Jayne

Ron & Terri Williams

August 12, 2019

" God is Near " In every moment of every need, God is near, He sees, and He cares. Not a single heartbeat or heart cry escapes His notice. Praying for you! Just a reminder to you from John 11:35, 36 ( KJV ) Jesus wept. Then said the Jews, Behold how He Loved him!
We Love you Jade, Blake, Troy Jr and the entire Gray Family!!!

Joyce Gray

August 8, 2019

Judy -- my strong, gorgeous, funny, wonderful cousin -- I will miss you forever and always.

May God be with Vira, Tracy and Antone and her three beautiful children.

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Biography

Judith Dee Badger Gray was born on November 3, 1964 to the union of the late James Lee Badger and Vira Joyce Furlow and left this life for her heavenly home on August 5, 2019.

Affectionately known as “Judy” by family and close friends she was born in Helena, AR and spent most of her childhood in Little Rock where she attended the Little Rock School District and graduated from Parkview High School in 1983. She moved to Dallas, TX and attended Texas Women’s University where she obtained her Bachelor of Science Degree. She spent the majority of her working years as a nutritionist and worked for the Dallas Independent School District until the time of her death. She is preceded in death by her maternal grandparents Walter Moore Sr and Alice Mae Moore, maternal aunt Sara Jean Moore, and maternal uncles Lee Edger Moore Sr. and Willie Charles Moore all of Milwaukee, WS.

Judith accepted Christ in her life at an early age and was baptized at the age of 8 at Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church in West Helena, AR. After moving to Dallas, TX. she joined Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship where she faithfully attended and remained until her passing.

Judy joined Troy Durand Gray, Sr. in holy matrimony and to that union 3 children were born.

She leaves to cherish her memory daughters Jade Kristen Gray of Dallas, TX, Blake Ashley Gray of Springfield, IL, and son Troy Durand Gray Jr. known as “Miles” to family and close friends, of New Orleans, mother Vira Joyce Furlow of Little Rock, AR, sister Tracy Yvette Conley (Cleo) of Maumelle, AR, brother Eric Antone Furlow, of Baltimore, MD, nephews Javan Furlow, O’Shea Furlow, and Jackson Conley, aunts Bernice Wright (Stephen), Grace Smith ( Norman), uncle Walter Moore Jr. and very special close family friend Monica Talley-Essex of Dallas and a host of wonderful cousins and friends that supported her until the end.