Rev. Raphael Gray

29 July, 2009

Rev. Raphael Gray, pastor of Village View UMC (Northwest District) died yesterday, Wednesday July 29, 2009.

Arrangements are as follows:

  • Visitation will be Friday July 31, 2009, at Kings Memorial UMC Decatur from 6-8 pm
  • Funeral will be Saturday August 1, 2009. The body will lie in state from 11-12 am Kings Memorial UMC and a Celebration of Life service will begin at noon at Kings Memorial UMC.

Bishop Will Willimon says, “We rejoice for the life and ministry of Raphael Gray and we are saddened by the loss of this courageous and inspiring man.  Our prayers go out to his family and the wonderful people of Village View UMC.”

Please keep the Gray family in your prayers including his Raphael's mother and father (Leo and Earlean French Gray) and his children Rashad, Tashawn, Kristian.  Also please remember the Village View UMC congregation during this time.


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