OBITUARY

Josephine G. Gray

December 31, 1934June 7, 2021

On June 7, 2021, Josephine Garcia Gray, age 86, was called to be with the Lord.

Josephine was born in San Antonio, Texas in 1934. It was in San Antonio where she found her Christian faith, and met her husband, Leonard C. Gray. Josephine and Leonard later moved to Houston, Texas where they raised their 12 children (6 boys, 6 girls).

Josephine was a faithful wife, a dedicated mother, and loving grandmother, great-grandmother, and great-great-grandmother. Above all, she was a devout Christian. Her unyielding Christian faith sustained her throughout her life and was evident until she took her last breath. Josephine always shared and spoke of her faith and love of God with all those that she met. She enjoyed attending church services daily, even when she was in the hospital. She is well-known by her spiritual brothers and sisters for her dedication to God and his message.

Josephine is predeceased by grandmother, Urbana Suarez, her mother Dolores Garcia, her husband Leonard C. Gray, her son, Leonard G. Gray, her daughter-in-law Dora Gray, and grandson, Tobias Gray.

Josephine is survived by her children, Maria (Robert) Villanueva, David Gray, Samuel (Esther) Gray, Daniel (Adrianna) Gray, Elizabeth (Vincente) Quezada, Rebekah (Arnold) Sanchez, Josephine (Samuel) Rodriguez, Rachel (Jose) Lievanos, Martha (Ruben) Coronado, John (Araceli) Gray, and Ronald (Ana) Gray. She is also survived by 71 grandchildren, 153 great-grandchildren, and 17 great-great-grandchildren.

The visitation will be held on Thursday, June 17, 2021 from 6:00-8:00pm at Brookside Memorial Funeral Home (13747 Eastex Fwy. Houston, Texas 77039). The funeral service will be held at 10:30-10:45am on Friday, June 18, 2021, at Brookside Memorial Funeral Home (13747 Eastex Fwy. Houston, Texas 77039) and the burial will follow immediately after.

  • PALLBEARERS

  • Samuel Gray
  • David Gray
  • Daniel Gray
  • John Gray
  • Ronald Gray
  • Abishai Gray

Services

  • Evening Service

    Thursday, June 17, 2021

  • Visitation

    Thursday, June 17, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Friday, June 18, 2021

  • Graveside Service

    Friday, June 18, 2021

Memories

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David Gray

June 17, 2021

To the woman who went hungry so I could eat
To the woman who was cold so I could be warm
To the woman who forgave my faults because her love was so Big
To the woman who understood me
better the I understood myself
To the Woman who showed me Faith,
Love, patience, and perseverance

My Mother

You did not live your life for you.
You lived it for God, Your husband, and you Children.
And we were fortunate and blessed to have you as our mother.
I will miss you mom, but you will always be in my heart.

Your Son David Gray

Josue Gray

June 16, 2021

We miss you already but we have that hope that one day we will unite and it will be for eternal!!!! Love You and your in my heart forever

David Gray Jr.

June 16, 2021

You will be missed Grandma but never forgotten, because your teaching and advice will forever be in are hearts . Love you

Sarai Dieterich

June 16, 2021

I love you grandma. May you Rest In Peace. Until we meet again.

Lily Gray Magallon

June 16, 2021

Grandma Gray,

“No fuimos hechos para el tiempo sino para la eternidad “ NJG

Dios premiará tus 61 años de perseverancia de Fe y Firmeza en la Eleccion de 3 Grandes Apóstoles.
De mi parte no puedo más que agradecerte lo que le inculcasteis a mi padre. Pues tanto mis hermanos y yo somos el resultado de esa Fe.
Always in my heart Love you Grandma 💗!

Yraci Colombo Huerta

June 16, 2021

This picture holds a very special place in my heart. It was sent to me by my friend Johnny Gray. Two beautiful souls who are with our Lord. My beautiful mother, Virginia Colombo Ruffiar and her dear beautiful friend, sister "Fina," as we called her since we were kids. We share a lot of memories with the Gray family for over 30 plus years. Sister Fina you will be missed but I know you are in the Lord's arms now. You have triumphed and won the battle on earth. God bless the entire Gray family.

Priscilla Gray

June 16, 2021

Grandma, you will always be my favorite person. You knew I wasn't the best with words, but please know how extremely blessed I was to have known you for the past 18 years of my life. Until we meet again in paradise, peace out girl scout.

Nicey Rodriguez

June 16, 2021

“You may be gone from my sight, but you will never be gone from my heart. I may not be able to see your face, but I will always see your sweet smile. I may never hear your voice again, but you will forever echo in my soul.” I will always love you Grandma Today, Tomorrow, Forever and Always.

NEPHTALI GRAY

June 16, 2021

Blessed and thankful of having a grandmother as good as you, always giving us good advise in serving the Lord. You will be missed profoundly, but your teachings will live on in me and my kids .

Lidia Gray

June 15, 2021

Nanita, as we used to call you, how I’ll miss you, your random singing at night and your delicious bread pudding lol but I’ll definitely miss your hugs and your smile. Say hi to my mom and brother while you’re up in the heavens ❤️ You’ll never be forgotten

FROM THE FAMILY