OBITUARY

Rachel Trejo Gray

May 3, 1930February 14, 2021

Raquel(Rachel) Cruz Guadalupe Trejo was born in San Antonio, Texas on May 3, 1930 to Joe Trejo and Maria Campos. Rachel stepped into glory on Sunday, February 14, 2021 in Birmingham, Alabama. She married her husband, Calvin Gray, on December 14, 1951. Calvin preceded her in death in 2006, along with her daughter, Vicky Gray Schlensker, in 2007 and her granddaughter, Raquel Mathis, in 1983.

Rachel Gray was a wonderful mother and abuelita. She loved singing, playing the piano and violin and being a teacher. She was a member of Fountain City Baptist Church in Prattville, Alabama since 2006. Before that, she was a member of Columbus Ind. Baptist Church in Columbus, Georgia for thirty-eight years, where she served the Lord as the pastor’s wife.

Rachel was survived by her siblings, Rosa and Roy Trejo and her sister-in-law, Merrell Day. She left behind a large family of children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. They include Russell, Jeanette, Gary and Lisa Gray, Eddie and Evonne Mullet and Les Schlensker. She was survived by the following grandchildren: James, Linda, Kenneth and Miranda Gray, Judith Taylor, Marcus, Timothy, Brian, Amber and Chad Mullet, Leah Moore, Alisha Todd, Kelcie Julio and Trent Schlensker. She also had seven grandchildren-in-laws including Mariah, Elizabeth, Beth Ann, Tessa, John, Stephen and Fred. Lastly, she was survived by twenty-four great grandchildren and numerous nephews and nieces of the Gray and Trejo families.

Rachel Gray’s funeral will be held on Thursday, February 18, 2021, at the Ridout’s Prattville Chapel at 347 East Main Street in Prattville, AL 36067. Visitation will be from 2-3pm, with the funeral service beginning at 3pm. Pastor Rick Moore will be officiating the service.

Services

  • Visitation

    Thursday, February 18, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Thursday, February 18, 2021

Memories

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Jackie Anthony-Lopez

February 18, 2021

Mrs. Gray was my 6th and 7th grade teacher. I remember her as a kind woman who gave out a half stick of gum to children at church on Wednesday nights. I remember her as a smart woman who could teach and assist her students with any school topic. She didn’t just stop with classroom learning. She shared the Bible with us, requiring us to learn and recite a memory verse each week. She also gave us instruction in life. She taught the boys (and girls) to hold the door for others. She also had each of us pray for our lunch, which gave us effective practice with prayer. She made us a delicious 7 layer peanut butter cake for celebrations, such as birthdays. She had a big impact on my life and I am thankful to have had her as a teacher.

I am praying for the family, as it is hard to lose a beloved family member, even when the family member has gone to a better place. May you find comfort in the precious memories of her life and the impact she had on others.

Sheila Gray Tortorici

February 17, 2021

I was so so sorry to hear about Aunt Rachel . She was always so loving and sweet to me . I just wanted you all to know that you are in my thoughts and prayers during this time . Sending you all my love. Sheila(Gray) Tortorici

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