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“I am so sad for the Gray family, Vicki, Denise and Randy and send my condolence to you now. Many, Many happy times was had with this family and I...Read More »
1 of 7 | Posted by: Delores and Don Westfall - IL

“Last Friday night a very special lady who was close to my heart passed away surrounded by her loved ones. Even though I know she is in a better place...Read More »
2 of 7 | Posted by: Patrice Zagar - Foristell, MO

“Thresia was such a loving, kind, child of God. She served Him her whole life and will be missed by those left here. ”
3 of 7 | Posted by: Beverly Zagar - hartford, IL

“Thresia, was a wonderful lady. She watched my son Darrell for 7 years. We loved her a lot. A true Christian she was. Marilyn ”
4 of 7 | Posted by: A friend

“We are so sorry to learn of Thresia's passing. We were cousins, classmates and friends. We will surely miss seeing her at our family gathering at...Read More »
5 of 7 | Posted by: Mildred and J. Seid - Chesapeake, VA

“Greatest nanny ever. We miss u soo much.. i love u and cant wait to see u again... ”
6 of 7 | Posted by: Ashley Pruitt - Hartford, IL

“Denise, I am so sorry for your loss. You can certainly take comfort in knowing that you did everything you could for Nanny and that she is now at...Read More »
7 of 7 | Posted by: Cathy Bongner - Florissant, MO


Thresia Gray, age 80, of Hartford, IL, passed away on Friday, September 25, 2015 at Mercy Hospital; St. Louis, MO. Thresia was born on March 20, 1935 in Cumberland City, TN, a daughter to the late Evan and Eleanor (Brown) Richardson. On May 15, 1957, Thresia Richardson married Clay B. Gray, the love of her life, in Hernando, MS. Clay passed away on July 9, 2004. Thresia was a former member of Hartford Assembly of God Church in Hartford, IL and Bethalto Church of God, in Bethalto, IL. She enjoyed quilting, sewing, canning, cooking and embroidery; she was also an avid Cardinal Baseball fan. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family and friends. Thresia loved life, she loved to laugh, but most of all she loved her family. She will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her. In addition to her parents and husband, Thresia was preceded in death by three brothers, Rev. Thurman Richardson, Ivie Richardson and Learoy Richardson. Thresia is survived by her loving children, Randy (Karen) Gray of Meadow Brook, IL, Vicki Pruitt of Hartford, IL and Denise Gray of Hartford, IL; proud grandmother to Ashley Pruitt, Matt (Sara) Pruitt, Greg Smay, Amanda Smay, Claydon Cathorall, Adam (Kelly) Lile, Paul Lile and Daniel Gray; proud great-grandmother to Carter Pruitt and Josiah Lile; dear brother, Rev. John (Minnie) Richardson of Cumberland City, TN; The Zagar family; Rhonda Anderson and family; extended family and friends. Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 29, 2015 at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL. In celebration of her life, funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, September 30, 2015 at Irwin Chapel with Rev. Don Arnold officiating. Thresia will be laid to rest next to Clay in Wanda Cemetery, South Roxana, IL. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.irwinchapel.com.

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