Obituary photo of Deborah Gray, Junction City-KS
In Loving Memory of

Deborah Self Gray

1955 - 2020
Obituary photo of Deborah Gray, Junction City-KS
In Loving Memory of

Deborah Self Gray

1955 - 2020

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On Saturday, April 18, 2020, Deborah Self Gray, loving wife and mother of two children, passed away peacefully at Geary Community Hospital at age 64.

Deborah was born on October 1, 1955 in Montross, Virginia, but has been a resident of Junction City, KS since 1988. On July 7, 1973 she married James "Jimmy" Gray and raised one daughter, Janell Gray, and one son, James L. Gray. She earned her Bachelor's Degree from Columbia Southern University. Deborah worked for the Civil Service for 39 years and has worked faithfully for the 407th AFSBn Riley Logistics Support Element as Chief, Supply and Services Division while living in Kansas.

Deborah touched the lives of many through her work and dedication to customers and soldier's needs while also making time for her family. She enjoyed a simple relaxed life that centered around her love for her husband, children, and granddaughter. Deborah had a passion for keeping her mind sharp by playing mind stimulating games on her tablet. Her greatest joy came from spending time with her loving and devoted husband Jimmy.

Deborah is preceded in death by her mother Alice Davis, step-father Joseph Davis, brother John Self and sister Louise Byrd. She leaves precious memories with her loving and devoted husband of 46 years, James "Jimmy" Gray, two children Janell Gray and James Gray, one granddaughter Deja Daniels and a grand dog Simba. Four Siblings Raymond Self (Lucille) of Mesquite, TX, Alice Saunders (Edward) of Montross, VA, Georgia Phillips (Eldridge) of Petersburg, VA and Lloyd Self of Odenton, MD. She also leaves loving memories with a mother-in-law Genora Gray, two sisters-in-law Arlessa Gray and Sharon Gray and one brother-in-law Antonio Gray and many other loving relatives and friends.

Due to the current environment surrounding the COVID-19, there will be a private family visitation at the Johnson Cremations-Funerals-Receptions, Junction City, KS. Inurnment will be at a later date at the Kansas Veterans' Cemetery at Ft. Riley, Manhattan, KS.

Scripture
Psalms 23:4

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the Shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.

Thou Preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.

Surely goodness and mercy shal follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever.


When Tomorrow Starts Without Me

When tomorrow starts without me, And I'm not there to see; If the sun should rise and find your eyes, All filled with tears for me. I wish so much you wouldn't cry The way you did today. While thinking of the many things We didn't get to say. I know how much you love me As much as I love you; An each time that you think of me, I know you'll miss me too. But tomorrow starts without me, Please try to understand, Thant an angel came and called my name And took me by the hand. She said my place was ready In heaven for above; And that I'd have to leave behind, All those I dearly love. But as I turned to walk away, A tear fell from my eye; For all my life, I'd always thought I didn't want to die. I had so much to live for, So much yet to do; It seemed impossible, That I was leaving you. I thought of all the yesterdays, The good ones and the bad; I thought of all the love we shared, And all the fun we had. If I could relive yesterday Just even for awhile, I'd say goodbye and kiss you, And maybe see you smile.....



On Saturday, April 18, 2020, Deborah Self Gray, loving wife and mother of two children, passed away peacefully at Geary Community Hospital at age 64.

Deborah was born on October 1, 1955 in Montross, Virginia, but has been a resident of Junction City, KS since 1988. On July 7, 1973 she married James "Jimmy" Gray and raised one daughter, Janell Gray, and one son, James L. Gray. She earned her Bachelor's Degree from Columbia Southern University. Deborah worked for the Civil Service for 39 years and has worked faithfully for the 407th AFSBn Riley Logistics Support Element as Chief, Supply and Services Division while living in Kansas.

Deborah touched the lives of many through her work and dedication to customers and soldier's needs while also making time for her family. She enjoyed a simple relaxed life that centered around her love for her husband, children, and granddaughter. Deborah had a passion for keeping her mind sharp by playing mind stimulating games on her tablet. Her greatest joy came from spending time with her loving and devoted husband Jimmy.

Deborah is preceded in death by her mother Alice Davis, step-father Joseph Davis, brother John Self and sister Louise Byrd. She leaves precious memories with her loving and devoted husband of 46 years, James "Jimmy" Gray, two children Janell Gray and James Gray, one granddaughter Deja Daniels and a grand dog Simba. Four Siblings Raymond Self (Lucille) of Mesquite, TX, Alice Saunders (Edward) of Montross, VA, Georgia Phillips (Eldridge) of Petersburg, VA and Lloyd Self of Odenton, MD. She also leaves loving memories with a mother-in-law Genora Gray, two sisters-in-law Arlessa Gray and Sharon Gray and one brother-in-law Antonio Gray and many other loving relatives and friends.

Due to the current environment surrounding the COVID-19, there will be a private family visitation at the Johnson Cremations-Funerals-Receptions, Junction City, KS. Inurnment will be at a later date at the Kansas Veterans' Cemetery at Ft. Riley, Manhattan, KS.

Scripture
Psalms 23:4

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the Shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.

Thou Preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.

Surely goodness and mercy shal follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever.


When Tomorrow Starts Without Me

When tomorrow starts without me, And I'm not there to see; If the sun should rise and find your eyes, All filled with tears for me. I wish so much you wouldn't cry The way you did today. While thinking of the many things We didn't get to say. I know how much you love me As much as I love you; An each time that you think of me, I know you'll miss me too. But tomorrow starts without me, Please try to understand, Thant an angel came and called my name And took me by the hand. She said my place was ready In heaven for above; And that I'd have to leave behind, All those I dearly love. But as I turned to walk away, A tear fell from my eye; For all my life, I'd always thought I didn't want to die. I had so much to live for, So much yet to do; It seemed impossible, That I was leaving you. I thought of all the yesterdays, The good ones and the bad; I thought of all the love we shared, And all the fun we had. If I could relive yesterday Just even for awhile, I'd say goodbye and kiss you, And maybe see you smile.....

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