Jessie M. Bray: November 21, 2018

Published 9:18 am Friday, November 23, 2018

ELLAVILLE —  Mrs. Jessie Mae Bray, 100, of Americus, Ga., passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018, at Magnolia Manor. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018, at Cheek Memorial Baptist Church in Americus, Ga., with the Rev. Rick Smith and Mr. Edgar Player officiating.  The family will receive friends at Cheek Memorial Baptist Church beginning at 1 p.m. until service time. Burial will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery.

Mrs. Bray was born Aug. 31, 1918, in Macon County, Ga., to the late George Monroe Green and Etta Mae Joiner Green. She worked for over 20 years at Manhattan Shirt factory before her retirement. Mrs. Bray was a member of Cheek Memorial Baptist Church. She was a faithful and strong woman, never complained or had a bad word to say about anyone. Mrs. Bray was a wonderful cook and loved to spend time with her children and grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Lewis Monroe Bray Sr.; four siblings; and a daughter-in-law, Linda Bray.

Survivors include her four children, Lewis Bray Jr. of Americus, Ivey Giddens and her husband, Randall of Kathleen, Ga., Opal Player and her husband, Edgar of Americus, and Bertha Buchanan and her husband, Robert of Plains, Ga.; 13 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

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Watson-Giddens Funeral Home of Ellaville, Ga., has been entrusted with the arrangements.