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Visitation

Selmore Baptist Church
Friday May 14th, 2021
10:00am - 11:30am

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Funeral Service

Selmore Baptist Church
Friday May 14th, 2021
11:30am

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Cheryl Gray

Cheryl Sue Gray, age 64, of Ozark, Missouri, went to be with the Lord on Monday, May 10th, 2021. Cheryl was born April 26th, 1957 in Springfield, Missouri to Alvin and Ola Hannah. Cheryl graduated from Ozark High School in 1975. She married the love of her life, Steven Gray, on April 22nd, 1977. They met cruising the Ozark Square. She worked in her early years as a secretary for Commercial Data Systems. Cheryl always dreamed of being a wife and a mother. Cheryl is a walking miracle. She was born with a congenital heart defect and has had three major heart surgeries. The doctors told her she probably could not have children. They told her the strain of childbirth had a high probability of causing her heart to work too hard. Steven and Cheryl tried and prayed for a child for nine years before they found out they were pregnant with their oldest, Charity Graif. Then four years later, the Lord brought them a second miracle, a baby boy, Nicholas Gray. Cheryl attended Selmore Baptist Church and was an active member the entirety of her life. She loved her church family dearly. Cheryl worked as the secretary there for 16 years. She was also the organist for over 30 years. She was a faithful servant of the Lord and continually offered a listening ear and prayed with and for whoever walked through the church doors. All who knew her, loved her. Cheryl deeply loved all her friends and family and enjoyed spending time with them. She loved supporting them in every possible way. Survivors include her husband, Steven Gray; children Charity (Jonathan) Graif and Nicholas Gray; siblings Rick (Donna) Hannah and Trisha (Doug) Stockton. The family would like to thank all of her caretakers, especially Dr. Stanley Wiggins (Cheryl’s cardiologist) of over 30 years for taking exceptional care of her all these years. Visitation will be Friday, May 14th, 2021 from 10am-11:30am. The Celebration of Life Service will be Friday, May 14, 11:30am at Selmore Baptist Church with Rev. Josh Hall and Rev. Mac McCully officiating. A graveside service will follow in Selmore Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Adams Funeral Home, Ozark. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Selmore Baptist Building Fund, 4768 Selmore Road, Ozark, Missouri 65721.

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Guestbook

Cheryl and her family were very special people when I lived in Ozark and went to Selmore Baptist Church. Cheryl was the sweetest and kindest person you could ask for. Prayers to her family, she will be greatly missed!

Patty Treadwell May 15 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Cheryl Gray

Patty Treadwell May 15 2021 12:00 AM

Your mother was a rare and beautiful soul, and we feel so blessed to have known her. We are more blessed, still, by her wonderful family. Praying you find comfort in the wonderful memories you share.

Dennis & Brenda Woods May 15 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Cheryl Gray

Becky Yow May 14 2021 12:00 AM

Nick, I never met your mom but I know that your parents gave you a solid foundation that has carried you through your life. Sending up prayers for strength for you and your family.

Diane K May 12 2021 12:00 AM

Our love and prayers to Cheryl's family. You were lucky to have her in your lives.

Jennifer & Bob Taylor, The Clarks, The Johnsons May 12 2021 12:00 AM

Steve:Our prayers are heartfelt for you and your family.I am glad you were able to spend time together these last few years,and were able to retire.You are in our thoughts and prayers.Dick & Charlene Parnell.Ozark

Richard Parnell May 12 2021 12:00 AM