Virgie Loretta Gray was born June 28th, 1939 in Ravenna,TX. to Willie Jackson and Molissa Jackson. She graduated from Booker T. Washington High School in 1957. She followed her big sisters to Wichita Falls TX, where she worked as a cafeteria worker. She met a young Air Force man and fell in love, from this Union four children were born.
Loretta accepted Christ at an early age and was a devoted member of Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church for over 55 years. She was very active in her church, a member of the Lovely worker circle and meals on wheels, she loved her family and was very caring and thoughtful. She was a pillar of her community, donating her time and efforts to helping those less fortunate.
Loretta entered eternal rest on November 18th, 2020 in Waxahachie, TX. Loretta is preceded in death by her father Willie Jackson, mother Molissa Jackson, her husband Theodore Gray Sr, her son Thomas Gray, her siblings Idella Hailey, Georgia (Aneta) Noland, Novella Kirkland, Vinita E. Bailey, Willie E. Jackson, Laverne Hill, Leota Hannah, and Rosie (Tiny) Riley.
She is survived by her children; Kelly D. Gray (Regina) of Crowley TX; Sherrie D. Gray (Andrea) of Hyattsville MD and Theodore C. Gray Jr. (Virginia)of Waxahachie TX; and a host of nieces, nephews,grandchildren, great grandchildren, family and friends.
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