On May 23, 2023, Faye Gunn Gray of Gloucester, passed away at Riverside Regional Medical Center, following a devastating stroke. She was born in Wicomico, Gloucester County, to Nelson Franklin Gunn and Edith Ambrose Gunn on April 20, 1944. She had an elder brother, Lemuel, and a younger sister, Connie. As a child and teenager, she was an active member of Providence Baptist Church. Her father instilled in her a deep and abiding faith, one that sustained her all of her 79 years. Faye was a bright, lively, and witty person. She was an excellent student who graduated from Gloucester High School in 1962. She wed her sweetheart, Jimmy Gray, and they settled down in Richmond. She worked as an insurance adjuster at Hartford and Overnight Trucking until they had their first child, Jamie, in 1967. They then returned to Gloucester, and later had a second child, Melissa, in 1969. Faye excelled as a mother, homemaker, secretary, and bookkeeper for Jimmy’s land survey business. Faye’s biggest job, one she did with great pleasure and an awful lot of teasing, was being a partner to Jimmy Gray for nearly 61 years. Faye had a blood type of O negative, which is used for emergency transfusions when a patient’s blood type is unknown. She was dedicated to helping others and became a blood donor, giving more than eight gallons over several decades. Faye was a hospice volunteer. Because she believed in the promise of eternal life, she did not fear death. Faye loved being a grandmother, a role she first began by welcoming Carlyn Tillage into the family, and then continued to enjoy with Roane, Thomas, and Perry. In addition to Jimmy, Jamie, Melissa, Carlyn, Roane, Thomas, and Perry, her survivors include daughter-in-law, Cindy Gray; son-in-law, Jimmy Argroves; brother-in-law, David, and sisters-in-law, Janet Gray, and Sylvia Gunn, and nephew, Bradley Howle (Kim). The family will receive friends at Hogg Funeral Home, Gloucester Point, on Thursday, June 1, 2023, from 6-7:30 p.m. A funeral service conducted by Pastor Art Wolz will be held on Friday, June 2, 2023, at 2 p.m., at Hogg Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Salem United Methodist Church, 11408 Salem Road, Gloucester, Va. 23061, and a reception in the church social hall. The family requests donations in Faye Gunn Gray’s honor to the American Red Cross or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tenn. 38105.
Services under the direction of Hogg Funeral Home.