1957 Donna 2022

Donna Gray

November 25, 1957 — June 24, 2022

Maryville

 

Donna Alexander Gray passed away peacefully at her home in Maryville, TN on Friday, June 24. She loved helping people and was a registered nurse for 42 years and worked as the school nurse at Heritage High School for 12 years. She was preceded in death by her father, Joseph Donald Alexander, her mother, Murleane Rutherford Alexander, and her niece Kay Ellen Gray.   She is survived by her loving husband of 36 years, Glen Tracy Gray and a very loved daughter, Leslie Elizabeth Gray of Knoxville, TN a brother, Gary Alexander of North Myrtle Beach, SC two nephews Zach Alexander of Charleston, SC and Ben Alexander of North Myrtle Beach, and a niece Kathryn Alexander of Lexington, SC. Also survived by a sister-in-law Michelle Gray of Huntsville and nephew Ryan Gray of Huntsville along with numerous cousins, aunts and uncles.  She is also survived by her loyal dog Harper. Donna leaves a legacy of love, laughter and caring.  She positively impacted everyone she met with her infectious laughter and big heart.  She had a saying “if you want a friend, you have to be a friend”.  She definitely lived that.   She was born in Decatur, AL and graduated from Austin High School class of 1976.  She studied nursing and graduated from the University of Alabama in Huntsville.   She met her husband while she was nursing at Decatur General Hospital in Decatur, Alabama where they began a lifelong adventure together that led them to Mesquite, TX, Palestine, TX, Meridian, MS, Hoover, AL before moving to Maryville, TN in 2002.    She was an active volunteer who loved her students at Heritage High and was recognized as employee of the year in 2008-2009.  She loved her church Fairview United Methodist Church and loved helping friends everywhere.    Donna loved the Lord and is now in His loving arms laughing with loved ones in Heaven.  The family will be receiving friends on Tuesday (6/28) from 5:00PM to 7:00PM at Fairview United Methodist Church followed by a Celebration of Life at 7:00PM.   On Wednesday (6/29), there will be a casual graveside service at Maple Hill Cemetery in Huntsville, AL at 4PM.  Smith Funeral & Cremation Service, Maryville, 865-983-1000, www.SmithFuneralandCremation.com.

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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Tuesday, June 28, 2022

5:00 - 7:00pm (Eastern time)

Fairview United Methodist Church

2508 Old Niles Ferry Rd, Maryville, TN 37803

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Funeral Service

Tuesday, June 28, 2022

7:00 - 8:00pm (Eastern time)

Fairview United Methodist Church

2508 Old Niles Ferry Rd, Maryville, TN 37803

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Graveside Service

Wednesday, June 29, 2022

3:00 - 4:00pm (Eastern time)

Maple Hill Cemetery

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