Obituaries for Thursday, December 5

Gray 10001Joyce Millard Gray, 85, of Paris, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, December 04, 2013.

Memorial services are scheduled for 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11th at Bright-Holland Funeral Home with the Rev. Charlotte Coyle and the Rev. Ronald Barnett officiating. Family visitation will follow the service in the White Fellowship Hall of First Christian Church, 780 20th NE Street, Paris, TX 75460.

Joyce, the daughter of Elmer L. Millard, Sr. & Eugie Lorene Miller Millard, was born July 9, 1928, in Lake Creek, TX. She married Joe E. Gray on Dec. 21, 1946, in Cooper, TX. He preceded her in death on Sept. 29, 2005. She was also preceded in death by her parents, a brother, Elmer L. Miller, Jr. in Aug. of 1992, and an adopted daughter, Lucky Lee Bonk, in Sept. of 1999.

Survivors include the family God sent to care for her, daughter, Cynthia Yosten & husband Roger of Paris, niece, Tressa Wilson of Mesquite, nephew, Mark Millard & wife Crissy of Las Vegas, NV, nephew, Pete Gray & wife Dianne of Irving, niece, Ellen Gray of Ft. Worth, niece, Anita Hernandez & husband Jose of Irving, niece, Erika Furbush & husband Darren of Irving, five great nieces, seven great nephews, a God son, David Herold of Irvine, CA and one great great grandson, and her little dog, Angel, which she adored.

She was a long time member of Eastern Star Chapter No. 5 Paris, TX, serving in several offices. Joyce received her 50 year pin in Feb. 13, 2013. She was a member of First Christian Church where she sang in the choir.

The family requests that memorials be made to First Christian Church, 780 20th NE Street, Paris, TX 75460, the Eastern Star Chapter No. 5, Paris, TX or a charity of choice.

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