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Celebrating the life of...Joseph Lamar Gray

Memorial Service: Tuesday, November 1, 2016 2:00 PM

Central United Methodist Church

115 James Avenue

Thomasville, NC

Family Gathering: 507 Reid Street

Thomasville, NC


Joseph Lamar Gray began this earthly journey on October 25, 1946 to the late Joseph Boddie and Flora Gray in High Point, North Carolina. He entered into the gates of heaven on October 26, 2016. Reared by his grandmother, the late Lula Boddie, Joseph learned that family was always first. He exemplified the qualities of being a committed brother, father, and grandfather.

Joseph attended Church Street School in Thomasville, NC graduating with the class of 1965. He continued his education at Davidson County Community College receiving an Associate Degree in Social Work. Later, he joined The United States Army where he served for three years, including Vietnam War.

Returning to Thomasville, Joseph worked as a police officer, serving and protecting his community. Afterwards, he was employed by Marten Transportation as a long-distance driver, where we enjoyed traveling the open highways. Joseph also enjoyed cooking, football, live band music and especially jazz!

Leaving to cherish his precious memories are his children: Joanne Gray of Greensboro, NC, Kallima (Willie) Turner of Temple Hill, MD, and Anthony Gray of Greensboro, NC. Seven grandchildren: Eric Edwards, Erica Edwards and Essence Edwards all of Greensboro, NC, Jamiah Gray, Kamille Gray, Ahmad Gray and Noveyah Hinton all of Temple Hill, MD; one brother Thomas Boddie of Thomasville, NC and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins , other relatives and friends.

Prayfully submitted,



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