Roberta J. Gray

Birth: August 16th, 1950
Death: March 9th, 2013
Age: 62 years
Residence:Sanford, MI
Survived By: She is survived by her children, Kim Johnson (Penny Alexander), John (Michelle) Williamson, Shelly Gingerich (Clay Swarthout), Brian (Anna) Gray, and Cheryl Gray; 13 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren.

Gray, Roberta J.

Sanford, MI


Roberta Gray, age 62, died March 9, 2013 with her children by her side.  She is survived by her children, Kim Johnson (Penny Alexander), John (Michelle) Williamson, Shelly Gingerich (Clay Swarthout), Brian (Anna) Gray, and Cheryl Gray; 13 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; a sister and brother, Phyllis (Ted) Colliver and Russell (Dawn) Johnson.

She was predeceased by: her parents, Nina and Robert Johnson; husband (Clark Gray), sister, Jacqueline K. Welch; and brother, David Johnson.  A celebration of life service will be held April 13, 2013 from 12pm- 4pm at the Floyd Church of God, 1073 W. Chippewa River Rd, Midland Michigan.  The service is open to everyone who would like to gather and celebrate the life of an amazing mother and friend.  

A special recognition and thank you to Mid Michigan Region Medical Center’s Intensive Care Unit staff for the extraordinary care and compassion shown to Roberta and her family.  Those considering an expression of sympathy are asked to consider memorial contributions to Humane Society of Midland County - 4371 E. Ashman St, Midland Michigan 48642.  To sign online guestbook visit Arrangements made with Cremation Society of Mid Michigan.

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“I love you Momma and miss you. You are always in my thoughts and memories.You where such a loving person and mother. I love you.. ”

John Williamson

“Roberta touched the lives of everyone she came in contact with. I remember many times when I was little, when Roberta got stuck watching us. She fixed our favorite sandwiches Kraft miricle whip & sugar, sometimes bolonga...We rode out a tornado under a bed on George street. But all in all she was special in many ways. R.I. P. Roberta, ”

Cousin Cathy

“Just finished putting flowers together for Robertas memorial service tomorrow-thinking of all the times we have shared.Going WAY back- Roberta was one of the few people I would leave MY boys with-they loved their "Aunt Berta" and i know she loved them! Since they have grown-we seldom seen each other-but spent SEVERAL hours on the phone-sharing stories about our kids-and her grand-kids-she loved very much--and talked and listened to each others happy and sad times-things that I dont think either one of us shared with anyone else-I really miss those talks-I will miss the "Happy Birthday" call on my birthday-because I don't recall her ever missing one! I have already-several times-went to get my phone to call Roberta to tell her the happy news in my life-which I know she would have been thrilled to hear! I really do miss you Roberta-I am so glad that we finally got together for lunch-and have an awesome memory of doing so-We always ended our conversations with "I Love You"...I Love You Aunt Roberta-and miss you..tons!!!! xoxo Love Sonjya”


“I will miss you so much Roberta. You were always so helpful when we were in Midland. I regret that we had lost contact after I moved to Kentucky. Has been very hard on me losing both you and Danny so close together. I will have all my wonderful memories of out times together. I love you. Rest in peace with our dear Lord. Aunt Sharon”

Aunt Sharon Beamish

“Mom you were a very strong & loving & caring person. You were there for me when I came back to Michigan before my divorce. I was there for you when Clark got sick & passed away. You had 9 1/2 wonderful years with a man who loved you very much & treated you like the angel you are. Once again you two are together again! Even though I am selfish & wish you were back here with me! I know I was a difficult child but we had grew so close these last 5 years only to have you leave us. We love you & miss you so much BEAUTIFUL lady. Our angel. Love always Shelly, Alexandre, Brandon & Charisma ”

Shelly Gingerich


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