Wanda Mildred Yarborough
Gray, 69, the beloved wife of Herbert Gray Jr., went home to be with the
Lord Tuesday, February 10, 2015 at MUSC.
Mrs. Gray was born the daughter
of Charlie James Yarborough and Fannie Lee Cox Yarborough on March 28,
1945 in Andrews. She was a 1962 graduate of Winyah High School.
She was a retired dental assistant with Joseph & Joseph. She
was a member of the Cornerstone Baptist Church where she severed in ministry
in areas including: Hospitality Committee, Church Choir, and Women’s Auxiliary.
She touched the lives of many young girls as a pageant coach. She
was a Certified SC State Pageant Judge. She supported her grandchildren
as a volunteer for the school’s cheerleading and football teams. She attended
Horry-Georgetown Technical College to expand her passion for gardening
and floral design. There was always room for others at her dining
table to experience her good southern cooking and hospitality. She
was always packed and ready to take a trip with friends and family.
Her greatest loves were her beloved husband, cherished daughter, precious
grandchildren, and her devoted pet, Duke. This love was seen through
her sacrificial acts to earn her the distinguished title – Beloved Mother.
Wanda and Herbert were married
October 12, 1963 and celebrated 52 years together. Their home was
blessed with: a daughter, Kathy Gray-Altman; two grandchildren, Mary Katherine
and Matthew Gray. She also leaves behind: two brothers, Jimmy
(Janie) Yarborough and Donald (Jessie Lee) Yarborough; and her extended
family including, Ken Altman, and a number of nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by:
her parents; two brothers, Hildrea Yarborough and Charles Yarborough; and
three sisters, Bertie Player, Olean Collins, and Eva Jordan.
A Home Going Celebration
will be 2PM, Friday, February 13, 2015, at Cornerstone Baptist Church.
Interment will follow in the Elmwood Cemetery directed by the Georgetown
Chapel of McKenzie Funeral Home.
Visitation will be 6-8PM,
Thursday, February 12, 2015 in the sanctuary of Cornerstone Baptist Church.
McKenzie Funeral Home is
honored to serve the Gray family.