Simeon Joshua Malcolm Gray – Obituary

by Lynn McMillen
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SimoenFuneral service for Mr. Simeon Joshua Malcolm Gray, 20, of Trinity, will be held at 1 p.m. today at Macedonia Cumberland Presbyterian Church in America with Bishop John Z. Gray officiating and burial in Bell Church Cemetery. The body will lie in repose one half hour prior to funeral.
On Wednesday evening, May 15, 2013, God dispatched an angel to take Simeon Joshua Malcolm Gray home to be with the Lord. God blessed him with 20 beautiful years on earth. Simeon Joshua was born in Decatur on July 5, 1992, to Samuel and Sherry Tapscott Gray Sr. He was preceded in death by his brother, Timothy Gray; his grandfather, James Tapscott; three uncles, Elder Samuel Green, Piliate Gray, and The Reverend Steve Gray; two aunts, Rachael and Martha Gray.

He gave his life to Christ at an early age and united with El Shaddai Church in Decatur. Simeon had a quiet, shy and loving spirit.

Simeon hobbies were sports, football, and weight lifting. After graduating from West Morgan High School in Trinity in May 2010, he attended Northeast Community College in Boonsville, Mississippi where he played as guard on the football team. He majored in Physical Therapy and lacked only one course before graduating. His next plan was to attend Tennessee State University.

Simeon was a great son and he loved and mentored his oldest brother, Samuel Jr. Simeon had a genuine love for all and the gift of hospitality.

Simeon Joshua loved his family and friends. He was a young man of great character. He leaves to cherish his memory; loving parents, Samuel and Sherry Gray Sr.; one brother, Samuel Gray Jr.; great grandmother, Lillie Mae Wiggins of Decatur; grandparents, The Reverend Elijah Gray Jr. (Geneva) and Eunice Smith Tapscott; three uncles, Stanley Tapscott of Huntsville, Bishop John Gray (Linda), and Bishop Elijah Gray III (Victoria); nine aunts, Shirley Green, Felecia Tapscott, Blanche Gray, Mamie Gray of Columbia, Tennessee, Elizabeth Raybon (Edward), Mary Gray, and Naomi Pruitt (David) all of Decatur; Godparents, Samuel Booker (Jeanette) and Willie Dee Horton of Athens; and other relatives and friends

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