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Mother Ethel Gray

September 18, 1928 — February 9, 2017

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"And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away." Revelation 21:4

The Staff & Management of R. Swinson Funeral Services  joins in sorrow with the family of Mother Ethel Mae Gray, 88 years old, who passed away on Thursday February 9, 2017 at Vidant Medical Center in Greenville.

Funeral services will take place 11 am Tuesday, February 14, 2017 at the St. Matthew FWB Church. Burial will follow in St. Matthew FWB  Cemetery. Visitation will take place Monday, February 13, 2017  from 3-7 pm at the Robert Swinson Jr. Memorial Chapel.

​Survivors include: her six sons, Thomas Earl Gray of Dudley, James C. Gray  Sr. of LaGrange, Alphonso Gray Sr. of Goldsboro, Willie G. Gray of LaGrange, Malcom O. Gray of Kinston and Kenneth E. Gray of Florida;  five daughters, Mary Ethel Gray Smith of Goldsboro, Lillian Suggs of Goldsboro, Sarah Eliza Bizzell of LaGrange, Betty Pridgen of LaGrange and Delphine Ward of Kinston; one sister, Reatha Mae Whitfield of Seven Springs; twenty-two grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and a host of  nieces, nephews, cousins, other family members and friends.

Please keep the Family of the Late Mrs. Ethel Maye Gray  in your prayers during this time of bereavement.

Professional, sympathetic, dignified, compassionate care and service entrusted to R. Swinson Funeral Services.

Sympathy Cards & Floral Arrangements may be sent to R. Swinson Funeral Services 208 E. Blount St. Kinston NC 28501.

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