William Edward Gray Sr

William Edward Gray Sr

March 27, 1939 – May 3, 2020

William Edward Gray, Sr. son of the late Thomas Cary and Siberia Gray Johnson (step father late Daniel Johnson, Sr.) was born March 27, 1939 in Washington, District of Columbia. He is predeceased by his former wife Helen J. Gray and son Raymond E. Gray, and survived by his son William E. Gray, Jr. (Sandra), three daughters Denise A. Blakely (Roderick), Donna A. Vernon (Charles) and Darlene A. Lazard (Richard); seven grandchildren Stephanie, Carriann, Dwayne, Anastasia, Alexis, De’Neen, and Raymond; eight great-grandchildren; three sisters: Olivia Harrison (late Samuel), Barbara Hubb (late Roy Sr., current William) and Debra Johnson (Reginald), five brothers, Daniel Johnson (Lois), Wallace Johnson (late Joyce), late Robert Gray (Laura), Kenneth Gray, and Van Johnson (Debra) and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. He was educated in the District of Columbia Public School System. He worked 33 years for Ottenberg’s Bakery, Baker’s Confection Union Local 118. He was affectionately known as Dad, Granddaddy, Super Dad, Billy, Piccolo, Pick Boy and Pick. He was the self-proclaimed president and number one fan of the Gladys Night fan club. He has been a dedicated Pittsburg Steeler’s fan for many years. He enjoyed going to church and was a member of Purity Pentecostal Deliverance Center Ministries. He had a great sense of human, very funny and comical. He could make anybody laugh. He also loved spending time with his family especially the children, grands and great grands. His final resting place will be at Mount Olivet Cemetery, 1300 Bladensburg Road, NE, Washington, D.C.

3 Comments
  • Minister Paula Herring
    Posted at 16:01h, 02 June Reply

    To the Vernon Family: Our condolences for the loss of your father. We share in your sorry and also your joy to know that he is at peace now. To know that you can rejoice in the memory of him and all the joyful years you and the family spent with him. Those memories will never fade away. May our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ continue to keep you in perfect peace and under His Wing of Protection. Love you always. The Herrings.

  • Steven D. Gray
    Posted at 16:27h, 03 June Reply

    I’m so saddened by the news of my uncles passing. A bright light in the life of our family has gone home to heaven where he is making all of heaven laugh and smile. I’m smiling as I write thinking of him. To all of his children/ my 1st cousins, I feel your loss and understand your sorrow as you attempt to process this period in our lives. Please know, the entire family mourns with you and are here for you with all of our love.

  • Robert J Gray Jr
    Posted at 21:22h, 04 June Reply

    To My Uncle I will miss you telling me that I am to ugly to be my kin but we look just a like

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