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Ermenia “Granny” Gray


Ermenia “Granny” Gray, 93, longtime resident of Butner, NC left this earth to be with her Lord on July 31, 2020.

She was married to the late Joe Gray, and settled in Butner to raise a family together. Ermenia cherished family and took great pride in raising four daughters. She loved her children and dedicated herself to providing a loving, God-centered home. Later in life, Ermenia delighted in becoming a grandmother and great-grandmother. She doted on her grandchildren and great grandchildren, creating loving memories that will carry on her legacy as a wonderful, loving, funny mother, grandmother, and great grandmother.

Granny selflessly devoted herself to her community with joy, faith, and love. She actively served her church at Tally Ho First Baptist Church for many years as a Vacation Bible School and AWANA volunteer, a choir member, and a faithful, fervent visitor of those who were sick, mourning, or homebound. She cherished caring for others and did so with a love and heart for the Lord. She enjoyed spending time in fellowship with the Lord no matter where she was or what she was doing.

She was known throughout the community as a highly talented seamstress, and she frequently helped others dress their best by sewing, repairing, taking in or letting out clothing. She enjoyed the time spent at her sewing table and happily shared her love for sewing and needlework with her daughters and granddaughters.

Ermenia is preceded in death by her beloved husband, Joe Gray, her parents, five brothers (Woodrow, Bayard, Raymond, Reuben, and Billy), and five sisters (Mildred, Rachel, Wanda, Beadie, and Frances).

She leaves behind four daughters, Erma, Linda, Nora, and Margaret, 11 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren, treasured extended family, and many cherished friends.

Ermenia will be laid to rest next to her beloved husband at Carolina Memorial Gardens in Creedmoor, NC following a private funeral service. You may access the funeral service by clicking on the following link:
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  • Linda & Wayne Elms Posted August 4, 2020 8:21 pm

    Our deepest condolences to the family. God be with you all during this difficult time and the days ahead.

    • Erma Hudgins Posted August 5, 2020 11:59 am

      Thank you so much, Linda and Wayne!

  • Sue Beasley Posted August 4, 2020 9:43 pm

    I am so grieved by the loss of Ms. Gray. We became walking buddies at the Sports Arena for many years. She was the most delightful lady I have ever met. She was good friends with my mom who passed 3 years ago. It was a blessing to have had her be a part of our lives. Our deepest sympathy to the family . Our country needs many more Ms. Grays to love.

    • Erma Hudgins Posted August 5, 2020 12:00 pm

      Awww……thank you so much for your kind words, Sue!

  • Grace Farnsworth Tisdale Posted August 10, 2020 4:53 pm

    Granny was like family to us. We loved her funny, sassy and loving little self. I will miss her very much.

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