Angel-Sleeping

GWEDOLYN CAROL GRAY

March 8, 1949

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I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: II Timothy 4:7
Gwendolyn Carol Gray was born March 8, 1949 to Omar and Irene Gray in Benton, Arkansas. She made her transition to reward May 1, 2020. 
She attended Ralph Bunche School and graduated from Benton Senior High School in 1965. She was a Lance Corporal in the United States Marine Corps and was employed with Baptist Medical Center as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN). She was a Peyton Manning fan from the Colts to the Broncos, she followed him diligently.
Gwendolyn Carol will be best remembered for her love of God and her service in the church and community. She was an advocate for the community by attending city council and neighborhood meetings. She loved young people and tried to positively influence young men and women who visited her frequently. 
Carol attended Elect Temple Church Of God In Christ (COGIC) all her life, serving in many capacities and a member of various auxiliaries over the years. She served as Church Recorder, Secretary for the Women’s Department and Sunday School, Program Committee Chairperson, a member of Hospitality Team, Health Team, Vice President of the Deaconesses and later appointed to the Mother’s Board. Mother Gwendolyn Carol Gray served faithfully until the Lord called her home. She was preceded in death by her parents and sister, Modessa Butler. 
She leaves to cherish her memory two sons, Kent (Michelle) Gray of Frostburg, Maryland and Adrian Gray of Benton, Arkansas; one grandson, Adrian Gray Jr; cousins, the Elect Temple Church Of God In Christ membership, Ralph Bunche Community and friends. 

Visitation Friday May 15th from noon-6 p.m., at O.T. Smith Memorial Chapel @ Kelly Smith Funeral & Cremation Services (8424 Kanis Road Little Rock * 501-612-5607) will be serving the Gray families. Graveside service will be Saturday May 16th at Woodlawn Cemetery in Benton. We will be following COVID-19 "safe distance" guidelines! For more information, sign online guest register send flowers/photos/videos/condolences and light an "In Loving Memory Of" candle www.kellysmithfunerals.com.

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Services

Visitation
Friday
May 15, 2020

12:00 PM to 6:00 PM
OT SMITH CHAPEL/KELLY SMITH FUNERAL & CREMATION SERVICES
8424 KANIS ROAD
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas 72204

Graveside Service
Saturday
May 16, 2020

11:00 AM
WOODLAWN CEMETERY
1700 BLOCK GUM STREET (to the right of Johnson street by Elect Temple COGIC)
BENTON, Arkansas 72015

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