The Memorial Service of

Virgie Celestine “Cookie” Jones Gray

Born October 30th, 1932 and left us on January 5th, 2022
Services Saturday January 15th 2022
Robert Mealy Funeral Home



Virgie Celestine “Cookie” Jones Gray (89) transitioned on January 5, 2022 at her home. Finishing life’s race before her: husband, Junius Gray–parents, Roosevelt and Arletha Jones–brother, Earl Jones–grandson, Ockele Dobson. She graduated from Maggie Walker High School and later attended Smithdeal-Massey Business College. Her professional career included Secretary at St. Philip Hospital (an all-black, all-female school of nursing in downtown Richmond), Secretary to the VCU Cabell Library Director, and retired as VCU Personnel Analyst.
She leaves to cherish her memory: son, Thomas LaRay “Ray” Gray, and daughter, Lloyd Celestine Fleury. She adored her grandchildren: Ebony Comfort, Malcolm Gray, Prince Gray, and adopted grandson Alfonso Dobson. She had one brother-in-law, Walter Gray (Susie); 13 great-grandchildren, 12 nieces and nephews, 2 beloved godsons: Torey Powell (Karen) and Corey Powell (Donna). Among the many hosts of relatives and friends are especially Estelle Archer, Lucy Thompson, Kelvin and Annette Woodson, Rudolph and Hattie Powell, Myrtle Armstrong and Mary Lewis.

Robert Mealy Funeral Home
2530 Dogtown Rd, Goochland, VA

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