Lynn Whitley Gray

November 13, 1942 - March 4, 2021

11/13/1942 - 03/04/2021

Past Services

Saturday March 06, 2021
2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Garrett-Sykes Memorial Chapel
314 Main Street West
Murfreesboro, NC 27855
252-396-0202 | Directions
Additional Information:

Due to COVID restrictions friends are welcome to pay their respects and view Mrs. Gray on Saturday, March 6, 2021, from 2:00 pm until 6:00 pm at Garrett-Sykes Memorial Chapel-Murfreesboro, Murfreesboro, NC.

Sunday March 07, 2021
2:00 pm
Riverside Cemetery
Murfreesboro, NC 27855

MURFREESBORO, NC- Lynn Whitley Gray, age 78, of Jay Trail, passed away on Thursday, March 4, 2021 at the Vidant Roanoke Chowan Hospital of Ahoskie, NC

A native of Hertford County, Lynn was born on November 13, 1942 to Stanley Waff and Jean Lowe Whitley in Murfreesboro, NC. Lynn worked as a secretary for Chowan University for many years. She was a longtime member of Murfreesboro Baptist Church and was very active, especially with the ladies in the church that were in the crocheting club. They were so proud in making baby bonnets for baby’s and shawls for nursing home and chemo patients. She and Jimmy enjoyed going to Lake Gaston with their friends, Larry and Earlene Futrell, fishing, jet skiing, and spending many holidays together. Lynn was a loving wife and mother and will be deeply missed by her family and friends.

Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her loving husband of 54 years, Jimmy R Gray, Sr, her sister, Delphia Tucker, and her brother, Stanley Decatur Whitley.

Left to cherish her memory is her daughter, Dicksie G. McLean and husband, Daren of Lillington, NC; her son, Jimmy Richard “Ricky” Gray Jr. and his wife, Beth of Oxford, NC; and a granddaughter, Ashton Lynn McLean of Lillington, NC; also surviving is two brothers-in-law, Glenn Gray and wife, Diane of Murfreesboro, NC, and Harold Tucker and wife Myrna, also of Murfreesboro, and special friends, Earlene and Larry Futrell of Murfreesboro, NC.

Due to COVID restrictions friends are welcome to pay their respects and view Mrs. Gray on Saturday, March 6, 2021, from 2:00 pm until 6:00 pm at Garrett-Sykes Memorial Chapel-Murfreesboro, Murfreesboro, NC.

A celebration of life graveside service will be held on Sunday, March 7, 2021, at 2:00 pm at the Riverside Cemetery, Murfreesboro, NC, with Rev. Lane Bass, officiating.

Flowers are welcome or memorial contributions may be made to the Murfreesboro Baptist Church, 200 West Main Street, Murfreesboro, NC, 27855 or online by clicking here

Garrett-Sykes Memorial Chapel is handling the arrangements for the Gray family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting

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David C. Hilton
3 years ago

Chowan memories are cherished indeed

Angie Brummitt
3 years ago

My love and prayers for her family.

Abby Landing (Bettie Grimes daughter)
3 years ago

I am so sorry about the loss of Miss Lynn! My heart breaks for y’all! She was a great and dear friend to my mama. I also have lots of memories with Miss Lynn as well! She was so sweet and kind. I thought a lot of her! I’m sure my mama and Miss Lynn are both in heaven now laughing and having lunch together! My thoughts and prayers are with the family!

Warren Taylor and Doris Taylor
3 years ago

Dear Dicksie and Ricky, family and friends. We are saddened by the loss of Lynn. She was a sweet soul!. I cherish and am thankful for the days she worked with my father, as her warm felt smile and sweet demeanor was always so nice to be greeted with. Mom has really been worried the past few weeks and wishes she was able to be closer by for support. Our thoughts and prayers are with you always.

Al Parker
3 years ago

Dicksie and Ricky – I am so sorry to hear the news about your mom. She was such a kind lady. Both of your parents were always so gracious and kind to me. I remember their strong contributions to the community and Murfreesboro Baptist Church. My love and condolences to you both and to your families.

Sarah Virginia Parker, Murfreesboro, NC
3 years ago

Sincerest thoughts, heartfelt sympathy, and fond memories of Lynn.

Marcia Thompson
3 years ago

Dicksie, Ricky and family, I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. I will not forget the times I would go over to Chowan as a kid and your mom would greet me when I went to see my dad. She assisted him in his ministry to the students of Chowan. May God give you peace and comfort in this time. You all are in my thoughts and prayers.

SuEllen Askew
3 years ago

Lynn was a wonderful person and I will miss her smile.

Craig and Jessica Saunders
3 years ago

Ricky, Beth and family. We are sorry for your loss of Mrs. Gray.
We know you will miss her very much. You are in our prayers.

Michael Davis
3 years ago

Dear Ricky and Beth, My church family at Oxford United Methodist Church will continue to pray for you and your family during this time of loss. You have my heartfelt sympathy. May God wrap his everlasting loving arms around you during this time of loss. Love, Michael