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BrayLouella Bray

February 1, 1937 – August 28, 2015


Louella Bray, 78, of Monroe, passed away at 1:09 a.m. Friday at the home of her daughter Jennifer.


Friends may call from 1 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Rupp Funeral Home. She will lie instate at 10 a.m. Monday at North Monroe Street Church of God with a funeral service at 11 a.m. Rev. Heath Hunter, associate pastor of the church, will officiate. Burial will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park, LaSalle.


Louella was born February 1, 1937 in Cawood, Kentucky. She was the daughter of Daniel and Amanda (Surgener) Burkhart. She married Seymour R. Bray, Sr. September 11, 1953; he preceded her in death on September 1, 2011.


Louella was a member of the North Monroe Street Church of God.


She enjoyed gardening and classic cars.


She is survived by her five children, Seymour R. (Willa) Bray, Jr. of Monroe, Clarence “Danny” (Donna) Bray of Monroe, Roger D. (Debbie) Bray of Monroe, Tammie L. (Randy) Bray Baker of Monroe and Jennifer L. (Bill) Taylor of Monroe; Suk (Martin) Scott of Monroe who was like a daughter to her; fifteen grandchildren, Alex Taylor, Mikayla Taylor, Craig Baker, Jason Baker, Roger (Chrissy) Bray, Jr., Deidre (Justin) Reid, Rodney Bray, Scott (Carrie) Bray, Shawn (Stephanie) Bray, Amanda (Greg) Lyons, Lonnie (Kathy) Bray, Ryan (Kristin) Bray, Elizabeth Scott, Windy (Jeremy) Cousino and Scott LaPage; twenty two great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren and a sister, Juanita Hensley of Morristown, Tennessee.


In addition to her husband, she is preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Edward Burkhart and Denver Burkhart and sister, Irene Smith.


Memorial contributions may be made to ProMedica Hospice.


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4 Responses to Louella Bray

  • Bill Taylor says:

    I will miss you Lil’ Mama…. Bill

  • Steve and Debbie Lyons says:

    Our hearts and prayers go out to the family for their loss. I know this will be a difficult time for you and I want you to know that I am thinking of you. Steve and Debbie Lyons

  • Melissa Stepp says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. I Will be praying for your family in this difficult time. If you need anything, Tammie, don’t hesitste to call.
    Love, Melissa Stepp

  • Carole Burkhart Chumley says:

    I am sorry to hear of Louella’s passing. I always knew of her, but didn’t get to grow up around her and the family. I am Grover’s daughter and I live in Speedwell, Tn. My husband Lynn, passed away last March. We have 1 daughter, .Michelle,
    and 2 sons, Tim and Phillip. I’ve always missed not getting to know all of Daddy’s family. You are my family and I do love you all and pray for you all at this sad time. love Carole

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