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Johnny Gray

January 10, 1970 — September 27, 2023


Johnny Lynn Gray, 53, passed away on Wednesday, September 27, 2023, at his home.  Born on January 10, 1970, he was the son of Johnny Lloyd and Sonja Brown Gray.  A lifelong resident of Monroe County, he attended Becker and Hatley Schools and he was married to the former Michelle Jernigan.  Johnny loved to pull a prank.  At Christmas, he would wrap random items to give as gifts just to see the look on their face.  He liked watching cooking videos and car racing, but more importantly he was a spoiling “Papa” to his granddaughters.  He loved online shopping and finding stellar gift card deals.  Oftentimes, he ate lunch with the delivery man and were on a first-name basis.  He loved to travel to the mountains or to the beach searching out hole-in-the-wall restaurants.  He was a member of the Christian Chapel Church of Christ.


Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. on Sunday, October 1, 2023 at Cleveland-Moffett Funeral Home in Amory with Bro. Danny Carl Burks and Bobby Cleveland officiating.  Burial will follow in the Greenbrier Cemetery.


In addition to his wife, Michelle, he is survived by two sons, John Gray (Jennifer) of Amory and Josh Gray of Amory; his mother, Sonja Gray; his sister, Tammy Jo Gray; 4 grandchildren, Baylee Cresap, Abby Gray, Charley Gray, and Brooklyn Gray; his in-laws, Wayne and Carolyn Jernigan; grandmother, Ludeen Gray; aunts and uncles, Jimmy and Angie Gray, Ellis and Annette Mitchell, Charles and Midge James, and Gary Brown; and a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins.


He was preceded in death by his father and grandfather, Kirk Gray.


Pallbearers will be Jimmy Gray, Keith Gray, Ashton Cooper, Brian Duffy, Greg Cooper, Tyler Summerford, and Brad Jernigan.


Visitation will be from 5 until 7 p.m. on Saturday evening at the funeal home.


Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.


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Saturday, September 30, 2023

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