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Sharon Lee Gray

July 29, 1944 — February 5, 2024

Albuquerque

Sharon was born July 29, 1944 in Chicago, Illinois to Lorraine and Lloyd Banks (both  deceased).  As a small child, Sharon battled Scarlett Fever and survived--representing the same resilience and fighter spirit that she carried throughout the entirety of her life. If you knew Sharon, you knew she  was one tough cookie! She was also very kind hearted and a fierce protector of her loved ones. Her siblings:  Michael (Late), Lloyd (Late), Donna (Late), Geraldine (Late), Irving Jr. (Late), George Jr., and Cecelia (Michael ) could attest to this.

One fond memory that her sister, Cecelia, shared about her sister was:

“Sharon was my mentor. She took me everywhere she went. Sharon  never took no for an answer!  In Sharon’s world,  IT CAN BE DONE!!”

 As a budding adult, Sharon married her high school sweetheart--the late Ronnie Saddler. They bore children together: Ronald, Marsha (Jeffery), Gary, and Allison (Enoch) and Andrew. Her children recall  her having the biggest, brightest, and most beautiful smile. She would be so playful and silly that they and many others saw her notable smile often. She would hide around corners and jump out and scare them, and even race with her children to see who was fastest. Marsha always won. Sharon would pick up her sister Geraldine's children often-- Destiny, Exzelle, and Wendy. Her children  and Geraldine's children grew together as siblings.

Sharon remarried the late Antonio Gray, and together they reared her beloved children. After he passed & her children were adults, her love of children led her to become a foster parent. Sharon's goals included making sure all of her foster children knew the value of hard work and how to be independent. She made sure they were loved as if they were her own--making sure they were dressed nicely from head to toe. She put everyone she encountered above herself. Jehovah and family was all she needed.

Sharon attended Kennedy King College where she received her teaching license. Again, she dedicated her life to helping children, and they proved to be a big part of her life. She was a third grade teacher at L.H Day School on the south side of Chicago for many years until she retired. It was a sight to see how she led theatrical talent shows and assemblies--going beyond educating with books, but helping students build character .

Sharon brought the family together through traveling to places like Wisconsin Dells  and Woodhaven Lakes. It was a sanctuary that enabled the family to escape city life and enjoy each other's company. She was a ball of fun, as she was quick to dance when she heard music--doing the boogaloo, whatootsy and whatever she was moved to do. She was a great dancer, and fun person. When she was not with her family, you could always catch her out in Field Service with a great big smile serving Jehovah.

 She is loved and is survived by: her siblings George  Jr. and Cecelia, all of her children, and her grandkids as well, including, Nakkia, Mica, Jania, Brittany, Daniel, Justin, Anthony, Ahmad, Amir, Kari, Gary, Gavin, Marcus, and Jami.

She also loved and was loved by all of her many great-grand-children, and the many friends she met along the way from Racine, Wrightwood, West Town and Desert Hill congregation. Sharon Gray was a  shining light sure to be missed, but she believed in a greater promise after death--a paradise earth to be shared with all of her loved ones. 

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 Revelations 21:4

"And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away."

Zoom ID 957-709-353  

Passcode 573164

Funeral talk Sat. 2/10/2024   3pm Central time 2pm Mountain Time 

Burial Meeting at Daniels Funeral Home 7601 Wyoming Blvd. Ne 87109 2/12/2024  @ 9:30 am 

Burial Sandia Memory Garden 9500 San Pedro Dr. NE 87113 2/12/2024 @ 10am 



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