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Ernest Gray

July 21, 1963 January 16, 2019
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Obituary for Ernest Gray

Earnest Ronald Gray departed this life on Wednesday, January 16, 2019, at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield, Illinois. The Lord blessed this earth with 55 years of his presence.

Earnest was born on July 21, 1963, in Chicago, Illinois, the son of Thomas Woods and Autary Gray. He grew up and spent most of his life living in Chicago. In 2000, he decided to relocate to Springfield, Illinois, along with his family. He united with Union Baptist Church under the leadership of Pastor T. Ray McJunkins.

He was employed at the Gateway Foundation for five years. Earnest united in Holy Matrimony to his longtime companion and best friend, Lashonna Corley, on March 26, 2010. They remained united as one until death did them part.

Earnest was preceded in death by his father, Thomas Woods, grandmother, Genobia Gray, sister, Cassandra Rose Gray, and nephews, Shepale and Antonio Gray.

Earnest leaves to cherish his memories: his loving wife, Lashonna Gray; mother, Autary Gray; children, Jameka Parker, Earnest Murry, Ricara Floyd and Jeremiah Gray; sisters, Vanetta Gray , Carolyn Gray, Lola Virginia, Kimberly Fulton, Sherry Virginia; brother, Thomas Gray; aunt, Mary Brewer; special niece and nephew, Cassandra Gray and Kavin Upshaw; sisters-in-law, Sherry Virginia and Kimberly Fulton; and a host of grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives and friends.


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Visitation

Friday

25

Jan

5:00 PM 1/25/2019 5:00:00 PM - 6:00 PM 1/25/2019 6:00:00 PM
Union Baptist Church

1405 East Monroe Street-
Springfield, IL 62703

Union Baptist Church
1405 East Monroe Street- Springfield 62703 IL
United States

Service

Friday

25

Jan

6:00 PM 1/25/2019 6:00:00 PM
Union Baptist Church

1405 East Monroe Street-
Springfield, IL 62703

Union Baptist Church
1405 East Monroe Street- Springfield 62703 IL
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Mount Hope Cemetery-Chicago Final Resting Place

11500 South Fairfield Avenue
Chicago, IL 60655

11500 South Fairfield Avenue Chicago 60655 IL
United States
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