Cheryl Mcmillan Gray, 65, of Meridian, passed away on January 15, 2019.
Funeral services will be held Friday, January 18th, 10:00 a.m., at James F. Webb Funeral Home. Graveside service will be held at 2:30 p.m. at Gillsburg Baptist Church in Gillsburg, MS.
Cheryl was born in New Orleans to Hewette and Laverne Mcmillan on November 1st, 1953. She graduated from Crescent City High School in New Orleans and attended William Carey University in Hattiesburg, MS. She married Robert Monsour, moved to Meridian and had two daughters, Melissa and Kayla. She had many passions including being a La Leche League Leader, a sign language interpreter, exercising, loving her pets, and crafting works of art. Her greatest passion was being a stay at home mom and an incredible Ce-ce to her grandchildren. Cheryl married Butch Gray in 1998 and was ready to spend a life full of adventure with him until dementia caused by Alzheimer disease took Cheryl’s memory away too soon.
Cheryl is preceded in death by her Father Hewette L. Mcmillan and niece Rachell Mcmillan.
Cheryl is survived by her loving husband Butch Gray; daughters Melissa Monsour Atkins and husband Brad, and Kayla Monsour Brown and husband Gene; step children Bo Gray and wife Martha, and Mandi Gray Hamrick and husband Will; grandchildren Madison Atkins, Collin Atkins, John Cole Atkins, Trey Mills, Brennan Mills, and Kade Brown; step grandchildren Bailey Dorman, Addie Beth Gray, and Marshal Gray; mother Laverne McMillan; brother Jimmy McMillan; sister-in-law Denise McMillan; niece Jolynn Moreau and husband Herman; and nephew Chad McMillan.
Pallbearers will be Jimmy Mcmillan, Brad Atkins, Gene Brown, Collin Atkins and Trey Mills.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.
The family of Cheryl wishes to extend our sincere thanks to Brookdale Memory Care facility and all the Resident Assistants and nurses who cared for Cheryl in her final days.
Visitation will be held an hour prior to service at the funeral home.
Guests may sign the online register book at www.jamesfwebb.com.
Condolences for your loss Butch. Prayers for the days ahead.
Michael Beesley JrMERIDIAN, MS
Cheryl was always a great friend to me. i will forever cherish her infectious laugh and loving personality. Heaven has gained a beautiful Angel.
Sammy SmedleyKenner, LA
So Sorry Butch....
David CarrMeridian, MS
We wish to express our sincere sympathy to the Gray family at this time.
James Rainey, Lauderdale County Assessor, and StaffMeridian, MS
Cheryl was my best friend for many, many years when Melissa and Kayla Rose were little. We went to church together, broke bread together, and enjoyed life together. Cheryl loved the Lord. She was a devoted mother, grandmother and wife, to Butch. Butch, you were the most faithful husband and friend to Cheryl. God Bless you for your faithfulness to her.
I am praying for you and the girls.
Penny CorbittMeridian, MS
Kayla and Melissa so sorry for your loss I can't imagine what y'all are going through y'all are such good people I love both of y'all with all my heart
Tracie Hays BryanPhilafelphia, MS
You are loved and missed by so many and I will always remember your enthusiasm for learning to sign and then teaching others sign language. God Bless your family in the days ahead as they adjust to being without you.
Suzanne HolmesPanama City Beach, FL
May the blessings of the Lord be with you Butch and your family. Cheryl will be missed by many and many prayers are being sent. Sincerely, Linda
Lind WebbGulfport, MS
I've loved you my whole life. Prayers are with you all.
Jan CooleyKenner, LA