Obituary of Mildred Lois Ross Wray
Mildred Lois Ross Wray, 96, of Brown Summit went home to Glory August 26, 2019.
Funeral Services celebrating her life will be held 2:00PM Thursday August 29, 2019 at the Lambeth-Troxler Funeral Services Chapel with Rev. Richard Nunn officiating. Interment will follow in Lakeview Memorial Park. The family will visit with friends Wednesday evening from 6:00PM until 8:00PM at the funeral home.
Mildred was a native of Guilford County, and the daughter of the late Tillman J. and Annie Pitchford Ross. In addition to her parents and her husband, she also was preceded in death by son James Edward “Eddie” Wray; and her brother, Leon Ross.
She was a Class of ’41 member of Rankin High School. She would marry the love of her life in 1942, the late A. Albert Wray. Shortly after their marriage, Albert joined the Army. They were stationed at Maxwell Air Force Base in Montgomery, Alabama where they started their family. Upon returning to Greensboro, Mildred worked at Revolution Mills, a division of Cone Mills, until 1959.
She had been an active member of Bessemer Baptist Church, and currently a member of the former Camp Herman Baptist Church(now Proximity Baptist Church). She was a member of the Guilford Chapter 141 Order of the Eastern Star, and the Gate City Shrine #2.
Mildred was a devoted wife and mother, always wanting to help in any way she could when it came to her family. She loved her grandchildren and great-grandchildren dearly, and will also be missed by her many friends.
Survivors include her daughter Jane Van Hoy; grandchildren, Lisa, Milly Wray McNeil and Tim, Annie Van Hoy Clymer and Jason, and Shelby Van Hoy and fiancé Aaron Finch; great-grandchilden, Alyssa McNeil, Landon McNeil, and Aaliyah Ratcliffe; daughter-in-law, Connie Wray; dear family friend, Betty Brady, and numerous extended family and friends.
With too many caregivers to mention for all their love and wonderful care, the family wishes to express appreciation to Neda Van Hoy, Loretta Cox, Polly Apple, Susan Chrismon, and Debbie Sutton. The Hospice family of caregivers were also so very helpful and knowledgeable during their care for Mildred. Jessica and Shannon will always have a special place in the familys’ hearts.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hospice of Greensboro, 2500 Summit Avenue, Greensboro, NC 27405
Friends and family may sign, and view the guestbook at www.LambethTroxlerFuneralHome.com