Doris Mayfield Gray

Published 10:53 am Monday, May 25, 2015

Doris Mayfield Gray of Woodleaf died on May 22, 2015, following a brief illness.

She was born in Rowan County on Feb. 19, 1942, daughter of Lizzie M. Mayfield and the late John M. Mayfield. She graduated from West Rowan High School, and at an early age joined Erwin Temple CME Church, where she served faithfully. She was a member of the Steward Board, the Missionary Department, and Pastor’s Aide. She retired from Fiber Industries. She loved her family and was a great conversationalist.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John Ervin Gray; her father, John M. Mayfield; 2 brothers, Alvin and Frank Mayfield; a sister, Debra Mayfield.

Survivors: 2 sons, Dennis Gray and Kenny Gray, both of Woodleaf; a daughter, Jennifer M. White of Cooleemee; her mother, Lizzie Mayfield of Cooleemee; 3 brothers, Wilton (Kim) Mayfield, John (Lucille) Mayfield, all of Mocksville, and Felton (Judy) Mayfield of Cooleemee; 3 sisters, Pastor Ruby Howell and Lexeris Cline, both of Cooleemee and Libby (Milton) Neely of Salisbury; 11 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; a devoted friend, Thomas Miller of Salisbury; other relatives and friends.

Her funeral service was to be held on Thursday, May 28 at 3 p.m. at Erwin Temple CME Church in Woodleaf.  The Rev. Ervin Hannah was to officiate and burial was to follow in the church cemetery.  The family was to receive friends at the church 30 minutes before the service.