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Hazel P. Gray

January 12, 2013 12:00 am

Hazel Perkins Gray, 93, of Colonial Beach passed away Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013, at Mary Washington Hospital.

Born May 22, 1919, in Charlotte, N.C., she moved to Alexandria at the age of 18 and married the love of her life, Robert W. Gray. Hazel proudly raised 10 children.

She is survived by eight children, David Gray (Diana) of Columbia, S.C., Michael Gray (Jean) of Herndon, Danny Gray (Sally) of North Myrtle Beach, S.C., John Gray (Joyce) of Shenandoah, Mary Walkup (Doug Janezeck) of Virginia Beach, Cathy Steffie of Colonial Beach, Tim Gray (Darlene) of Spotsylvania County and Tom Gray of Colonial Beach; sister Katherine Perkins McDaniel; 24 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband; her eldest son, Robert M. Gray; and her eldest daughter, Delores Gray Wright.

A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 14, at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Colonial Beach. Burial will follow at 2 p.m. in Culpeper National Cemetery, Culpeper.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Elizabeth Catholic Church, 11 Irving Ave., Colonial Beach, Va. 22443.

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