Lydia Gray



Lydia Lee Gray, Transitioned peacefully to her Heavenly Home, early Thursday morning May 18, 2017, at her home in Stafford Va., among family.
Lydia Lee Gray, was born October 25, 1953 in Gum-springs Virginia, to the late Emmett D. and Mary E. Gray.
Lydia’s education began in Washington Dc, for her first years of elementary school. Lydia would later attend Steven Foster, and Fort Hunt High, where she graduated.

Lydia’s first job out of High School, was at WHUR Radio Station in Washington Dc as a receptionist. She was very excited about the prospect of meeting, and working around radio personalities and famous entertainers. She would later move on, and spend the next 10 years working for The Home Insurance Company as an inside adjuster. Lydia finally settled in at Verizon Telephone Company, where she would spend the next 25 years, before retiring, due to a medical condition.

Lydia loved cooking, and entertaining family and friends, and serving her special punch, if you were brave enough to drink it. Lydia especially loved cooking during the holidays, serving pig feet, chitterlings, and potato salad. Lydia had a big heart for people in need of a helping hand. If you came to Lydia’s home hungry, she would see that you left with a full stomach. If you needed a place to stay, she would make room for you. Lydia liked playing cards, and traveling with her friends, Valentine Skinner (Bee Bum), Emily Gaskins, and Debbie Ingram. They would take an annual trip to Las Vegas, to see shows, eat good food, and play the slots.

Lydia was a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church in Gum Springs Va., where she accepted Christ at an early age., Lydia was Baptized under the Leadership of the late Reverend James Chatman, and later the late Reverend James Kearse. Lydia loved going to Church, and would attend with family and friends, until her health declined to the point where she could no longer attend. Lydia’s heart always remained at Bethlehem, even though she could no longer physically attend.

Lydia leaves to cherish her memories her brother James Minor (Esther Minor)of Stafford Va., Lydia Moore (half- sister) of Alexandria, Va., Robin Gardner (god sister) of Baltimore Md., two aunts, May Minor of Stafford Va., Esther Minor(Stanley) of Stafford Va., and one uncle Stanley Minor, two nephews, James Minor Jr. of Stafford, Va. Darrell Minor of Stafford, Va. a Niece, Pamela Stewart(Lamar)of Stafford, Va. two great nieces, Ayanna, and Alanna Stewart of Stafford, Va. Special friends and family, Ola Marie Jackson (cousin)of Stafford, Va., Richard Taylor(nephew) of Stafford Va., Monique Gaskin(niece) of Stafford Va., Stephen Taylor of Gum springs Va. , Shirley Jordan of Waldorf Md., Dianne Reid of Gum springs Va. , Andrea Jackson of Lorton Va., Kim Jones of Manassas Va. Harry McCall of Northern Va. Extended family members, Sierra Hunt of Stafford, Va. Zaria Kenney, of King George, Va. David Washington Jr., of Stafford Va., Tonda Parrish and family, of Dumfries Va., and host of other relatives and friends.