Marilyn Lea Gray

Published 8:18 pm Friday, July 14, 2017

Marilyn Lea Gray died Friday, July 14, 2017, at Merit Health-River Region.  She was 71. 

She was a native and lifelong resident of Vicksburg. She was the daughter of Hulon M. and Idalie Schultz Harrell. She had worked as a cosmetologist for many years.  She was a member of Bradley’s Chapel United Methodist Church. 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Carolyn Ann Clowers.

She is survived by her children, Hope Raney (Bobby), Shane Gray (Julie) and Stephanie Brown-Deason; two brothers, James Howard Harrell and Robert Earl Harrell (Margaret); and six grandchildren.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 18, at Riles Funeral Home with Bro. George Butler and Bro. Shane Gray officiating. 

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the hour of service at the Funeral Home. 

Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery. 

Pallbearers will be Richard Matthew Brown, Royce Michael Brown, Ashlea Raney, Todd Wilson, William Cohen and Tyler Gray. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tenn., 38105.