Virginia Parker Gray

Published 5:09 pm Wednesday, April 29, 2020

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FRANKLIN — Virginia Parker Gray, 85, widow of Eppa James Gray Sr., passed away on April 29, 2020, in East Pavilion.

Virginia Parker Gray

She was a native of Isle of Wight County and was a daughter of the late Guyver Lee and Gladys Johnson Parker.

Virginia was a graduate of Hicks Beauty Academy and was a former beautician and former hostess at the Inland Cove Seafood Restaurant.

She was a member of Burdette Baptist Church.

Virginia was a devoted mother and grandmother.

Survivors include two daughters, Dale G. Spivey (Mike) of Franklin and Lea Ann G. Baker (Neil) of Ivor; two sons, Eppa James “Jimmy” Gray Jr. (Kathy) of Franklin and Douglas Lee Gray (Gayle) of Zuni; a sister, Barbara P. Carr of Ivor; a brother, Earl Parker (Delores) of Sedley; five grandchildren, Kimberly Bratton (Brian), Kelly Joyner (Brian), Chelsea Spivey, Chavis Spivey and Graysen Baker; and many nieces and nephews.

A private graveside service will be on Friday, May 1, in Southampton Memorial Park with Pastor David Dillon officiating.

The family requests that memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or the American Diabetes Association.