Bernadette “Grammy-Bernie” P. Gray, 75, of Albany, GA, died May 25, 2021 at her residence. Memorial services will be held Thursday at 3:00 pm at Mathews Funeral Home. Pastor Buddy Kelly will officiate. The family will receive friends from 2:00 pm until 3:00 pm before the service.
Mrs. Gray was born in Bristol, NY on September 12, 1945 to Phillip and Margaret Gunio. She grew up in upstate New York and attended Honeoye Central High School. She married Albert P. Thomas and they started their family moving to Sarasota, FL in 1976.
Mrs. Gray moved to Albany, GA in 1991, where she was a homemaker and a self-employed Beautician. After her retirement, she was employed with Wal-Mart. Mrs. Gray attended Grace City Church and was a member of the Loyal Order of The Moose # 1285. She enjoyed bowling, gardening, crocheting, crafts, playing cards, music trivia on Wednesday nights at the Moose and dancing.
Mrs. Gray donated her time to crocheting for babies at the NICU Unit and making blankets for residents at local Nursing Homes. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Albert P. Thomas and Leo S. Gray and a grandson, Timothy Nichols.
Survivors include her daughters, Shelly (Will Graves) Thomas of Albany, GA, Sherry Thomas of Albany, GA, Rose Marie Smith of Leesburg, GA and Angie Erwin of Albany, GA, a sister, Charlene Foisy of Canandaigua, NY, her grandchildren, Thomas Nichols of Atlanta, GA, Daniel (Victoria) Nichols of Houston, TX, Alex (Cory) Kelly of Leesburg, GA, Andrew Wingate of Albany, GA and Crystal-Marie Smith of Leesburg, GA and her great-grandchildren, Bella, Callaway, Swayze, Price and Nora.
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