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Willa Pelletier Gray
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Obituary for Willa Pelletier Gray

Willa Pelletier Gray, 88, of La Grange, peacefully passed away on Sunday, August 5, 2018. Willa was born December 11, 1929 in Lenoir County to the late William Thomas Pelletier and Cora Hughes Pelletier. Willa was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, Roy Gray. Willa worked as a LPN with Wayne Memorial Hospital and later worked as a private duty nurse.

A service to celebrate Willa’s life will be held Tuesday, August 7, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. at Rouse Funeral Home. Burial will be Wednesday at 10 a.m. at the Gray Family Cemetery, Parkstown Road, La Grange.

Willa is survived by two sons, Royce Gray and his wife, Bonnie, and Randy Gray and Evangeline Combs; four beloved grandchildren, Daniel Gray and his wife Summer, Ashley G. Lauterbach and her husband, Andy, Erica Gray and Jeffrey Gray; two great-grandchildren, Coleman Gray Lauterbach and June Elizabeth Lauterbach; five sisters, Linda Goodwin, Sarah Woodard, Cora Hope Edwards, Julia Daniels and Katrine Wade. In addition to her parents and husband, Willa was preceded in death by two sisters, Louise Sutton and Peggy Anderson; and a brother, Bobby Pelletier.

Family and friends will be received Tuesday from 6-7:30 p.m. at Rouse Funeral Home and at other times they will be at the home of Mr. & Mrs. Royce Gray, 513 Parkstown Road, La Grange. Willa’s family would like to extend a special thank you to her caregivers, Roberta Shepherd, Pauline Parks, Ethel Becton and Loretta Lewis for the wonderful care they provided. Words don’t begin to express our gratitude. Memorials may be made to Kitty Askins Hospice Center, 107 Handley Park Court, Goldsboro, NC 27534 or a charity of choice. Arrangements are entrusted to Rouse Funeral Home, La Grange.

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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Rouse Funeral Home

108 North Caswell Street
La Grange, NC 28551-1725

Service Of Remembrance




7:30 PM
Rouse Funeral Home

108 North Caswell Street
La Grange, NC 28551-1725

Cemetery Details


Gray Family Cemetery

Parkstown Road
La Grange, NC 28551

Memorial Contribution

Kitty Askins Hospice Center

107 Handley Park Court
Goldsboro, NC 27534

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