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Lillian A. Gray, retired office manager

September 17, 2019

Lillian A. Gray, 97, of Millsboro passed away Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019, at Harrison Senior Living in Georgetown.

Mrs. Gray was born in Willards, Md., April 24, 1922, daughter of the late James Moore and Lillie (Mitchell) Moore.  She had worked as the office manager of Collins & Ryan Gas Company in Millsboro, which eventually was sold to Suburban Propane before her retirement.  

Lillian was a longtime member of Grace United Methodist Church in Millsboro, the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary and was also very involved with her local chapter of the AARP.  She was an avid bowler and played on several leagues, enjoyed reading and exercised until her early 90s.  Lillian and her husband enjoyed boating, golfing and traveling.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Raymond Hitchens; her second husband, W. Elmond Gray Jr.; her daughter, Ruth Ann Justice and son-in-law, Rodney Justice.  Lillian is survived by a daughter, Deanna McCabe (Darryl) of Lewes; four grandchildren, Terri Smith (Kevin) of Millsboro, Clarke McCabe (Tracey) of Millsboro, Cindy Collins (Mark Layton) of Milton, and Todd McCabe (Elizabeth) of Wilmington, N.C.; and nine great-grandchildren, David Smith, Stephen Smith (Caci Barron), Katie Bryant (Dalton), Kellsee McCabe, Hayley McCabe, Braden McCabe, Emily Collins (Jacob Miller), Jacob Collins and Zander McCabe. 

A funeral service will be held at noon, Monday, Sept. 23, at the Frankford Chapel of Melson Funeral Services, 43 Thatcher St., Frankford, where friends and family may call after 11 a.m.  Interment will follow at Dagsboro Redmen Cemetery in Dagsboro.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions in Lillian’s name to Grace United Methodist Church, PO Box 566, Millsboro, DE 19966.

Online condolences may be sent by visiting www.melsonfuneralservices.com