Josephine Lynch Gray

June 9, 1923January 29, 2013
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Josephine Lynch Gray, 89 of Sandy Springs, died January 29, 2013. Mrs. Gray was born June 9, 1923 in Wilmington, N.C. She was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Charles B. Lynch. She had one brother, Charles Lynch of Greensboro, NC. She attended the University of Tennessee where she was a member of the Kappa Delta Sorority. During WWII Josephine served in the Navy WAVES in Oregon. Upon returning home to Greensboro, N.C. she met Warren C. Gray, a recent graduate of Yale University and the Harvard Business School. The couple wed on November 14, 1947 at the First Presbyterian Church of Greensboro. The family relocated to the Sandy Springs area in the early 1960’s. Her true passion was her family and her involvement in her church, Mt. Vernon Presbyterian, leading the Prayer Chain. She was preceded in death by her husband, Warren C. Gray and by her brother. Josephine is survived by her daughters, Jody Travis (Don) and Marion Schaefer (Charlie); sons, Warren Gray, Jr., and Charles Gray (Lisa); 12 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren; nephew, John Lynch; and niece, Martha Leonard (Larry). In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Mt. Vernon Presbyterian Foundation, 471 Mt. Vernon Hwy, Sandy Springs, GA 30328 or the Dorothy C. Benson Center, 6500 Vernon Woods Drive, Sandy Springs, GA 30328. The family will receive friends on Saturday, February 2, 2013 from 2 to 4 pm at H.M. Patterson & Son, Arlington Chapel, 173 Allen Road, Sandy Springs, GA 30328. Memorial services will be held at Mt. Vernon Presbyterian Church on Sunday, February 3, 2013 at 1:00 with interment to follow at Arlington Memorial Park in Sandy Springs.


  • Visitation Saturday, February 2, 2013
  • Funeral Service Sunday, February 3, 2013

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Betsy Richards

February 2, 2013

Prayers, my friend.

Lesia Gooden

February 1, 2013

To Jody and Don, Charlie & Lisa, the Benson Adult Day Program is saddened by the passing of Mrs. Josephine Gray. She was soft-spoken, a ray of sunshine, had a spirit of appreciation and gratitude and was loved by all. Our prayers are with you from the Benson Adult Day Staff.

Talitha Holt

January 31, 2013

I would like to express my condolences for the loss of your dear Mother. Although I did not know her personally, I've heard John speak very fondly of her many times. May God bless your family during this time of sorrow.

January 31, 2013

She was so proud of her large lovely family and was always such a gracious lady. We shall miss her at Mount Vernon. Love to you all.

Eleanor Brazell

Dick Travis

January 31, 2013

Mrs. Gray was one of the sweetest and most lovely lady I ever had the pleasure of knowing! Thoughts and prayers are with the family.

January 31, 2013

Im sorry for your lost. May you and your family rely on God in this time of grief.

January 31, 2013

With deepest sympathy to the Gray family during your time of grief...God is for you a refuge and strength, A help that is there to be found during difficult times...May God provide you with peace and comfort to endure the days ahead.

E Brewer

January 31, 2013

My condolence to your family. Remember: God can help you endure any and every problem you may face. He can give you “Power beyond what is normal” to go from one day to the next. 2 Corinthians 4:7


January 31, 2013

May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.


January 31, 2013

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.