Joel Dixon Gray

February 27, 2012August 7, 2012

GRAY, Joel Dixon, born February 27, 2012, died August 7, 2012. He is loved and grievously surrendered by his parents Stephanie Derrick Gray and Aaron Ellis-Dixon Gray, brothers Hiller, Ellis and Aaron Keith. He was adored by grandparents, Jim and Linda Derrick, Kay Gray and Buddy DeFord, seventeen aunts and uncles: Christina Hunter, Jim “Bubba” (Lillian) Derrick, Tommy (Amanda) Derrick, Edward (Tuttie) Derrick, Regina (Johnny) Crouch, Rebecca (Brad) Bishop, Theresa Pickel, Merrill (Tucker Egbert) Derrick, Rachel (Chuck) Jones, and Hunter (Wendy) Gray, great Uncle Joel (Beth) Chandler for whom he is named, plus 38 cousins. He is also survived by grandfather, William (Lynn) Gray. A memorial service will be celebrated Saturday, August 11 at St. Matthews Catholic Church on Snead Road at 1:00PM. The family will be available for brief visiting an hour prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, the family requests gifts be sent to the “Joel Dixon Gray benefit fund” at Regions Bank.


  • Memorial Service Saturday, August 11, 2012

Joel Dixon Gray

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Shirlee Nogueiro

September 5, 2012

I'm so sorry for your loss. My payers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

Melanie Hill

August 17, 2012

My heart goes out to your family, Stephanie. You have been a blessing to me and I know God is helping you cope. Find strength in Him.
Melanie Hill

Mary Ellen Combs

August 15, 2012

My heart aches for your family! I'm so sorry for your loss! Please know how much love is being sent your way. Words can't really easy any pain but please know how much we care for you (an amazing mother) and for your family!!!!

Renee Parks

August 15, 2012

Praying for peace and comfort for your family.

Betty Lewis

August 14, 2012

My deepest sympathy for your loss and sincere condolences to all of Joel's family, Linda, Jim, Stephanie & AAron and all of the many Derricks that will help in your time of deep sorrow. Betty Lewis

Angela Frye

August 14, 2012

I am praying for peace and strength for your family.

Rich Warner

August 13, 2012

We are carrying you in our prayers, and we hope that somehow you can feel that support. My son, John, prays often for his classmate Ellis. God be with you.

Janie Griffin Gray

August 13, 2012

My heart and the hearts of everyone at Stanford are with your family. I support you completely and my spirit is with you all. I also send my mother's love and support-Jane Griffin- who is a client of Stephanie's. She is praying for everyone.

Corrie Feralin

August 13, 2012

Our friends and family love you and are praying for you and your family during this tragic loss. We pray you feel loved and lifted up through all the pain.

Charlene Cage

August 13, 2012

Even though I couldn't be there with you at the service, I was there in spirit. I had a death in my family in East Tennessee and was out of town for the weekend. My prayers and thoughts are with you.