Mary Elizabeth Lawson Gray, of Luray, VA died May 28, 2019. Born on March 24, 1940 in Virginia she was the daughter of James and Alice Lawson. She was a resident of Faquier County for many many years. Mrs. Gray enjoyed crossword puzzles and was one special lady who cared for everyone.

She is survived by her companion of thirty-four years Ray Atkins, Sr. of Luray, VA; her children Michael Gray of Woodstock, VA Cindy Martin of Front Royal, VA; Howard J. Gray of Rectortown, VA; Ann Lawson of Front Royal, VA; Ray Atkins, Jr. of Culpeper, VA; Robert C. Atkins, Sr. of Culpeper, VA; siblings William Lawson of Front Royal, VA; Betty Fewell of Front Royal, VA; Peggy Morgan of Marshfield, MO; and several grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Howard G.Gray ; daughters Rosie Tharpe and Brandi Jo Atkins; grandchildren Deborah Campbell and Steven Gray; brothers Herbert Lawson; James R. Lawson; and sister Nancy Foster.

Visitation will be held from 10-11:00 a.m. on Monday, June 3, 2019 at Royston Funeral Home, Marshall, VA. Service will begin at 11:00 a.m. Burial will follow in the Marshall Cemetery.

Memorial contributions can be sent to St. Jude's Children Hospital.

Please visit to express online condolences to the family. Arrangements by Royston Funeral Home.

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