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Susie Annette Gray

November 21, 1935 — May 9, 2022

Susie Annette Gray

Susie Annette Gray, age 86 of Calhoun, GA, passed away on Monday, May 9, 2022 at her residence.


Susie was born on November 21, 1935 in Calhoun, GA, daughter of the late Frank John Richardson and Mattie Love Thomas Richardson. In addition to her parents, Susie was also preceded in death by her husband, James Franklin Gray, SR; four sisters, Ruby Richardson, Winnie Watkins, Syble Swafford, and Anne Moore; five brothers, William “Tommy” Richardson, Charlie Richardson, Henry Duke Richardson, John Frank “Bo” Richardson, and James Milton Richardson; two infant sisters; and step-mother, Beatrice Richardson. Prior to retirement, Susie worked as a lending processor for Wells Fargo Bank. She was a member of Heritage Baptist Church. She was also a member and Past Matron of the Eastern Star.


Susie is survived by her son, Jimmy Gray and his wife Debbie of Calhoun, GA; two sisters, Frances Ball of Calhoun, GA and Margaret Cartwright and her husband Bill of Marietta, GA; two brothers-in-law, Bob Watkins and Pat Gray; three grandchildren, Jacin Gray and his wife Megan, Magen Gray, and Amanda Bentil and her husband Kwamie; five great-grandchildren, Savannah Phelps, Nora Bentil, Elijah Bentil, Davis Gray, and Sawyer Gray; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins also survive.


Funeral Services will be conducted on Wednesday, May 11, 2022 at 2 PM at Heritage Baptist Church with Reverend Shane Parrott officiating. Kenny Herron will have charge of the music and interment will follow in Chandler Cemetery.


Family will serve as pallbearers and honorary pallbearers are: Nevin Erwin, Bill Mathews, and Jimmy Black.


The family will receive friends on Tuesday, May 10, 2022 from 4 PM until 8 PM at Heritage Baptist Church. Suzie will also lie in state at the church one hour prior the the funeral service.  


In lieu of flowers the family request that memorial contributions in honor of Susie be made to the Blackwood Springs Upkeep Fund c/o Jane Ellen Fite, Secretary at 361 Tucker Hollow Road SE, Calhoun, GA 30701, Lana’s Love Foundation, 1801 E. 24th Street Place, Chattanooga, TN 37404, or Heritage Baptist Church Youth Ministry at 345 Curtis Parkway SE, Calhoun, GA 30701.


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Wednesday, May 11, 2022

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