Nellie Vernon Bray



Nellie Vernon Bray, 87, of Reidsville, NC, went home to be with the Lord on June 5, 2017, at the Hospice Home of Rockingham County.

Funeral Services will be conducted at 11:00AM Thursday, June 8, 2017, at Baptist Temple Church with Rev. Paul Warrick officiating and burial will follow in Roselawn Memorial Gardens.
A native of Rockingham Co., she was a daughter of the late Richard Franklin and Annie Soyars Vernon and had lived in the Wolf Island Community for many years. She was a lifelong member of Baptist Temple Church in Reidsville, and retired from American Tobacco Company. She loved God wholeheartedly, and treated everyone she met with nothing but kindness and generosity. Her smile would brighten any room and her laugh was infectious. Those who knew her well know that spending time with her family was her absolute favorite thing to do.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William “Billy” Bray, brothers Carl Turner and James Vernon, and sisters Eva Lunsford and Rhumell Domina. Those left to cherish her memory are her son Mike and wife Teresa Bray, daughters Pam and husband Auman French, Robin and husband Gary “Peanut” Brown, and Jennifer and husband Greg Gunn; grandchildren: Justin and wife Crystal French, Hayley and husband Eric Knowles, Cleve and wife Kathryn Bray, Heath and wife Brettany Brown, Gloria and husband Jonathan Moore, Hunter and wife Heather Brown, Alyson and husband Clint Walker, Holden and wife Brianna Brown, and Logan and wife Stacie Gunn; great-grandchildren: Hannah, Kylah, Madison, Emma Grace, Jonah, Isaiah, Rilyn, Penny, Nellie, Tanner, Callie, Colton, Autumn, Westyn, and Grayden; brother Alfred and wife Louise Vernon, and many nieces and nephews.
The family will see friends from 6:00 till 8:00PM Wednesday, June 7, 2017, at Citty Funeral Home and at other times they will be at the residence 1003 Wolf Island Rd. Reidsville, NC 27320. Memorials may be made to: Baptist Temple Church 729 Wentworth St. Reidsville, NC 27320 or Hospice of Rockingham Co. P.O. Box 281 Wentworth, NC 27375. Online condolences may be made at