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William Alan Gray

June 1, 1949 July 3, 2019
William Alan Gray
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Obituary for William Alan Gray


William Alan Gray died Wednesday, July 3, 2019 in Batesville. He was 70.

A native of and raised in Meridian, he was the son of the late W.C. and Lucille Pruitt Gray. He was a 1972 graduate of the University of Mississippi where he received his baccalaureate degree in business administration. For many years, he worked for the Baptist Health System and Memphis Mental Health. He retired from the Mississippi Department of Public Safety where he served in the Standards and Training Department.

Mr. Gray, along with his wife, attended Lakeland Presbyterian Church for many years where he was active in the choir and served as a deacon.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife of 43 years, Susan Pearson Gray and a brother, Gene Gray.

He is survived by his children: son, William Christian “Chris” Gray (Kathy), of Carthage; son, Chandler Harris Gray (Ashley), of Oxford; daughter, Cealia Lisbeth Dickerson, of Jackson; grandchildren: Jordan Gray, Cameron Gray, Morgan Gray, Addie Dickerson, Aiden Dickerson, Maddie Gray and Parker Gray.

A graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 6, 2019 at Magnolia Cemetery in Meridian.

Visitation will be held 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, July 5, 2019 at Sebrell Funeral Home in Ridgeland.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Palmer Home for Children, French Camp, or to the Methodist Children’s Homes of Mississippi.

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6:00 PM 7/5/2019 6:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 7/5/2019 8:00:00 PM
Sebrell Funeral Home

425 Northpark Drive
Ridgeland, MS 39157

Sebrell Funeral Home
425 Northpark Drive Ridgeland 39157 MS
United States





2:00 PM 7/6/2019 2:00:00 PM
Magnolia Cemetery

2638 23rd Ave
Meridian, MS 39305

Magnolia Cemetery
2638 23rd Ave Meridian 39305 MS
United States

Cemetery Details


Magnolia Cemetery Final Resting Place

2638 23rd Ave
Meridian, MS 39305

2638 23rd Ave Meridian 39305 MS
United States

Memorial Contribution

Methodist Children's Homes of Mississippi

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French Camp Acadney

One Fine Place
Frence Camp, MS 39745
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Palmer Home for Children

P.O. Box 746
Columbus, MS 39073
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