Patricia A. Gray

Published 4:38 pm Friday, December 1, 2017

Patricia A. Gray, 75, of Elizabethton, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, December 1, 2017, at Johnson City Medical Center. Patricia was a native of Carter County and daughter of Freddie Beatrice Taylor Crawford and the late Cecil Crawford. In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by three sisters, Leila Bradford, Joan Dixon and Linda Wright, and one brother, Cecil Crawford.
Patricia retired as a teacher and was a member of New Zion Faith Center in Johnson City. She was a member of the Senior Citizens Women’s Group of Elizabethton, delivered food to the needy on Wednesdays, and also worked with Meals on Wheels. She was active in church and enjoyed crocheting, knitting, arts and crafts and playing games.
Those left to cherish her memory include her loving husband of 55 years, Robert “Bob” Gray, of the home; three children, Beatrice Jackson and husband Anthony, of Atlanta, Ga., Sumaiyah Ali, of Greensboro, N.C., and Barry Thomas Gray, of Elizabethton; eight grandchildren, Brandon, Jawaad, I’jaaz, Barry Jr., Jordan, Dorothy Jr., Andrew and Charise; 12 great-grandchildren, Liyah, Asiyah, Idris, Ashley, Brittany, Bailey, Theresa, Barry Thomas, Julia Taylor, Sean, Mia and Michael; two brothers, Jerry Crawford and Michael Crawford; and two sisters, Elaine Napier and Theresa Crawford. Numerous nieces and nephews also survive.
A service to celebrate the life of Patricia A. Gray will be conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday, December 5, in the Chapel of Peace at Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, with Rev. Ernest Widby Sr. officiating. Music will be under the direction of New Zion Faith Center of Johnson City. The family will receive friends in the funeral home chapel from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. Tuesday, prior to the service. The graveside service will follow at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. The family would like to extend a special thanks to everyone who assisted her during her illness. Online condolences may be shared with the family on our website,
Mrs. Gray and her family are in the care of Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton. Office: (423) 542-2232. Obituary Line: (423) 543-4917.

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