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“I worked with Geraldine Wray at Uni Health post Acute care of Raleigh.. She was my favorite resident.. I really grew to love and care for her. We...Read More »
1 of 15 | Posted by: Ashley Jones - Raleigh, NC

“I worked with Miss Geraldine for 4 years at Duplin General Hospital. She was a very pleasant person to work with. She was very caring for others. ...Read More »
2 of 15 | Posted by: Beverly Gurley Whaley - Warsaw, NC

“Geraldine Wray was an aunt I'll never forget. She was a cheerful, loviing person who stood by my uncle Garland for almost 40 years. I have very good...Read More »
3 of 15 | Posted by: Jo Ann Pate - Goldsboro, NC

“Geralldine was such a blessing in my life.we have laughed together cried together .she was a sweet sweet soul she will be greatly missed.She loved...Read More »
4 of 15 | Posted by: Deedee mclamb - Garner, NC

“My mother and your mother grew up together.I have always heard mother talked about Mrs. Wray.How they would spend the night together and double date...Read More »
5 of 15 | Posted by: Renee Sutton - Dudley , NC

“I remember Geraldine as a very cheerful person manning the switchboard at Duplin General. She put everyone who called or encountered her at ease....Read More »
6 of 15 | Posted by: Rosemary Brinson Siipola - Kalama, WA

“I will always remember Geraldine as the kind and cheerful voice answering the phone at the Duplin General Hospital business office. She and Mom ...Read More »
7 of 15 | Posted by: Melanie Brinson McDonald - NC

“Linda, I am so very sorry for your loss. "Miss Geraldine" was loved by all that knew her. Know my thoughts and prayers are with you during this...Read More »
8 of 15 | Posted by: mary ann barwick willis - newport, NC

“With Deepest Sympathy ”
9 of 15 | Posted by: Outlaw's Store - Warsaw, NC

“I can still see Ms Geraldine sitting at the switchboaed in the old Business Office of the hospital. She was a blessing to all who knew her and will...Read More »
10 of 15 | Posted by: Kathy Thigpen - Calypso, NC

“So sorry to hear about Geraldine Wray. Will always remember her smile and pleasant personality. I spent many a day and night at her house. What a...Read More »
11 of 15 | Posted by: Beth West Brinson - Kenansville, NC

“She was a find Lady ”
12 of 15 | Posted by: GERALD WEEKS - Zebulon, NC

“May the memories of your loved one be with you and confort you at this time and in the days, weeks and months to come. With Deepest Sympathy ”
13 of 15 | Posted by: Billy and Barbara O Jones - NC

“I am sorry for your loss..... ”
14 of 15 | Posted by: Tina Brewer - Faison, NC

“She was an inspiration to me. My visits to her in Warsaw, the family outings with her, the pillow talk at the nursing home--all were so precious...Read More »
15 of 15 | Posted by: Suzette Jerri Stroud - NC


Mrs. Geraldine Jones Wray, 86, went to heaven on Wednesday, January 9, 2013 while at Unihealth Post Acute Care in Raleigh which had been her home for the past four years. A native of Mount Olive, she was the daughter of the late Frankie Napier Jones and Noah Wilson Jones, and graduated from Brogden High School in 1944. She had been a long-time resident of Warsaw where she was a member of Warsaw Presbyterian Church. She retired from the business office at Duplin General Hospital in Kenansville.

Her love for her family and friends was endless. Throughout the Bible, God reminds us to love one another, to care for one another, and to treat one another as we wish to be treated, and that is the way Mrs. Wray lived her life. She was always ready to share a kind word or a kind deed. She kept a calendar so she would always remember to call or mail a card to wish a "Happy Birthday" or "Happy Anniversary." She was always baking a cake or cooking "good ole country food" to take to her family and friends whenever there was a special occasion or just because she was thinking of them. The moments in her life she loved and cherished the most were the ones she spent with her grandchildren, children, and other family.

Mrs. Wray is survived by her two loving daughters and a son-in-law, Linda W. Juba of Wilmington, and Debbie W. and Randy Holt of Raleigh, and also a nephew whom she loved as a son, L. E. Stroud and his wife, Jeri, of Raleigh; five precious grandchildren, John and Robbie Juba of Wilmington, Ashley Holt of Raleigh, Shelby Harrison of Kinston, and Allison McNeill of Turkey; and four great-grandchildren. She is also survived by two wonderful sisters, Lovine "Lucy" Goodman of Greensboro, and Josephine "Jo" Summerlin of Goldsboro; one sweet brother, Noah Jones and wife, Joan, of Warsaw; a brother-in-law more like a brother, Maylon Weeks of Mount Olive; a very special cousin, Faith Barber Ashby and husband, Ted, of Mount Airy; and many wonderful nieces and nephews whom she dearly loved very much. Along her parents, she was preceded in death by her precious son, Robert Eugene Wray; a loving sister, Betty Jones Weeks; and a special friend and long-time companion, Garland Pate.

A very special thanks with lots of love is extended to the team at Unihealth Post Acute Care for the love and care they gave to Mrs. Wray during the four years in which she lived at the facility, having them as her extended family. To all the nurses, aides, kitchen employees, hairdresser, housekeeping, maintenance, and anyone else who might have helped with any needs she might have had during her stay, a most grateful word of appreciation. A heartfelt thanks goes to Karen Thompson, director of nursing, and Darryl Taylor, administrator, for their professional standards for compassionate care that they have for all the residents.

A service of remembrance will be held at 4 p.m. on Sunday, January 13, at Tyndall Funeral Home in Mount Olive, followed by visitation amongst family and friends. Committal and interment will be at 11 a.m. on Monday, January 14, at Wayne Memorial Park at Goldsboro.

In lieu of flowers, her family asks that memorial gifts be made to American Heart Association, PO Box 5216, Glen Allen, VA 23058, or American Diabetes Assoc., 22418 Blue Ridge Road 206, Raleigh, NC 27607.