Nellie Vernon Bray, 87, of Reidsville, NC, went home to be with the Lord on June 5, 2017, at the Hospice Home of Rockingham County.
Funeral Services will be conducted at 11:00AM Thursday, June 8, 2017, at Baptist Temple Church with Rev. Paul Warrick officiating and burial will follow in Roselawn Memorial Gardens.
A native of Rockingham Co., she was a daughter of the late Richard Franklin and Annie Soyars Vernon and had lived in the Wolf Island Community for many years. She was a lifelong member of Baptist Temple Church in Reidsville, and retired from American Tobacco Company. She loved God wholeheartedly, and treated everyone she met with nothing but kindness and generosity. Her smile would brighten any room and her laugh was infectious. Those who knew her well know that spending time with her family was her absolute favorite thing to do.
She was preceded in death by her husband, William “Billy” Bray, brothers Carl Turner and James Vernon, and sisters Eva Lunsford and Rhumell Domina. Those left to cherish her memory are her son Mike and wife Teresa Bray, daughters Pam and husband Auman French, Robin and husband Gary “Peanut” Brown, and Jennifer and husband Greg Gunn; grandchildren: Justin and wife Crystal French, Hayley and husband Eric Knowles, Cleve and wife Kathryn Bray, Heath and wife Brettany Brown, Gloria and husband Jonathan Moore, Hunter and wife Heather Brown, Alyson and husband Clint Walker, Holden and wife Brianna Brown, and Logan and wife Stacie Gunn; great-grandchildren: Hannah, Kylah, Madison, Emma Grace, Jonah, Isaiah, Rilyn, Penny, Nellie, Tanner, Callie, Colton, Autumn, Westyn, and Grayden; brother Alfred and wife Louise Vernon, and many nieces and nephews.
The family will see friends from 6:00 till 8:00PM Wednesday, June 7, 2017, at Citty Funeral Home and at other times they will be at the residence 1003 Wolf Island Rd. Reidsville, NC 27320. Memorials may be made to: Baptist Temple Church 729 Wentworth St. Reidsville, NC 27320 or Hospice of Rockingham Co. P.O. Box 281 Wentworth, NC 27375. Online condolences may be made at www.cittyfh.com
Citty Funeral Home
Wednesday June 7th, 2017
6:00pm - 8:00pm
308 Lindsey Street
Reidsville, NC 27320
Baptist Temple Church
Thursday June 8th, 2017
729 Wentworth St.
Reidsville, NC 27320
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Praying for you and your family during this difficult time! Sorry for your loss.
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I am so sorry for your loss. Nellie was a sweet and and a dear friend. I will always,cherish her friendship.
Submitted by Mary Cantrell on Jun 7 2017 03:24:05 PM
Our sympathy are with you and your family. Our Love and Prayers are with you in your time of loss. Pastor jonathan and shelby goins.
Submitted by Jonathan goins on Jun 7 2017 11:54:17 AM
To the families of Nellie Vernon Bray I am very sorry for your loss. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.
Submitted by Glenda B Isley on Jun 7 2017 08:56:47 AM
My sympathy to all of Mrs. Bray's family and friends. What an angel just left us but I know where she is. She was a wonderful person and will be missed by many. I have been blessed to know most of her children and many of her grandchildren and know they will miss her also. I am traveling some with Bill Rose (Duke Energy) and will not be able to attend her services but will be praying for all. She was beautiful, kind, and generous. With deepest sympathy and love, Nell Rose
Submitted by Nell Rose on Jun 7 2017 08:53:06 AM
Robin, I am very sorry for your loss. May God comfort you.
Submitted by Ray Stephens on Jun 7 2017 08:41:26 AM
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