Shelba Jean Holt Gray

Published 1:02 pm Thursday, March 29, 2012

NEWSOMS—Shelba Jean Holt Gray, 73, passed away March 28, 2012.

Shelba was a native of Southampton County and was a daughter of the late Charles Lindsey and Grace Raiford Holt. She was predeceased by her siblings, Charles L. Holt Jr.; her twin sister, Charlotte H. Goodman, and Winston C. Holt.

Shelba was a member of Barnes United Methodist Church.

Affectionately known as “Mama Jean” to her extended family, Shelba was a loving wife, mother and grandmother that enjoyed helping others.

Left to cherish her memory is her husband of 30 years, Roy L. Gray Jr.; two sons, Kenneth W. Coggsdale of Portsmouth and Darryl V. Coggsdale of Virginia Beach; three stepchildren, R. Lee Gray III, Kathy Holt and David W. Gray; one brother, Douglas W. Holt and wife, Ruthie; 10 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; six nephews that loved her dearly; and a special friend, Mary Drake.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 31, 2012, at Barnes United Methodist Church with Rev. Darwin G. Edwards officiating.

Flowers are welcome or expressions of sympathy may be made to Barnes United Methodist Church or the American Cancer Society.