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June 24, 2014

Brenda Carol Gray

TERRE HAUTE — Brenda Carol Gray, 62, of Terre Haute, passed away Saturday, June 21, 2014, at her residence. She was born in Benton Harbor, Mich., on Oct. 17, 1951, to Verl and Lucy Decker. She married Dennis L. Gray on Sept. 28, 1968.

She was a 1969 Petersburg High School graduate and she attended Oakland City College. In 1991 she graduated cum laude from St. Mary-of-the-Woods College with a bachelor’s degree in accounting, and in 1999 she graduated from Indiana Wesleyan University with a master’s degree. She also held a CPA license.

Brenda worked for G.E. Tri-Remanufacturing and Unison Engine Components Inc. as a finance manager where she retired in 2014. She was on the board at the Advantage Credit Union, and at times she was an adjunct teacher at St. Mary-of-the-Woods College. She attended Cross Tabernacle Church.

She is survived by her husband, Dennis; two daughters, Felicia and husband Dan Walls, Jacquelyn and husband John Wrin; and one son, Joshua Gray and fiancée  Sarah Baysinger; nine grandchildren, Daniel Walls, Faith Walls, Lily Wrin, Maddie Wrin, Kaitlin Wrin, Josie Wrin, Logan Gray, Liam Gray, Dorian Lucus Gray; her mother, Lucy Decker; a sister, Rhonda Martin and husband Jim; and a brother, Randy Decker.

Brenda was preceded in death by her father, the Rev. Verl Decker.

There will be a visitation Thursday, June 26, 2014, from 4 to 8 p.m. at Cross Tabernacle Church in Terre Haute. Funeral services will be Friday, June 27, 2014, at Harris Funeral Home in Petersburg, at 3 p.m., with a visitation prior to the services from 1 to 3 p.m. The Revs. Dan Walls and Aaron Willis will be officiating. Burial will take place at Pleasant Ridge Cemetery in Petersburg. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Cross Tabernacle Single Parents Christmas.


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