Christina Krise Gray

Christina Krise Gray

Suffolk , VA
01.14.1933 - 06.13.2020
Birthplace
Virginia

Christina Lanier Krise Gray, 87, was born in Norfolk, VA. She transcended into eternal life on June 13, 2020. She was predeceased by her parents, Lanier and A. Ellsworth Krise Jr. and her husband, Nathaniel T. Gray, Jr. and her brother, A.E Krise III (Buddy).

Christine is survived by a son, N. Thomas Gray III and his wife Gail of Ft. Wayne, Indiana; Kemberly and Daniel Martin, with whom she has lived since leaving Indian Point farm in 2003, currently in Leesburg, Fl at the Plantation and her aunt Ann Grubbs Blitchington of Richmond, VA.

There will be no services. Place of interment will be in the Gray family plot in Cedar Hill Cemetery Suffolk, VA. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to a charity of donor’s choice. Condolences can be offered at rwbakerfh.com.

 

Guestbook

So sorry to hear this. Mrs. Gray was such a good person and teacher.

Kenny Griffin

Tommy and Family
So sorry for your loss. My son and i were just talking about Ms. Gray a few weeks ago about how she always looked out for him during school. She will truly be missed. God be with you all during this trying time.

Yvonne Gardner Weiss

Dear Gray Family,
On behalf of the City Treasurer's Office, I want to extend to you our sincerest sympathy on the loss of Mrs. Gray. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.
Sincerely,
Ronald H. Williams, City Treasurer and Staff

Ronald H. Williams

First my teacher then my boss and always my friend. She was good at her job and good at life. I will so miss her frequent correspondence about her new activities and travels. My sympathy to Tommy and family.

Martha Dailey Hobbs

Dear Tommy, Gail, Kim,and Danny,
So sorry to hear of Mrs. Grays passing. She touched thousands of children’s lives as a teacher and a principal. I had the pleasure of her being my princial. She also opened up her horse stables as Kim trained children to ride. Once again you guys affecting the lives of kids. You often do not see the lives that YOU helped mole, but know that through the Gray family children became better people because of the part you played in their life.

Bonnie Duplissey Maki

So sorry to hear of the passing of Mrs. Gray, she was my fourth grade principal at King's Fork Elementary School.

Gregory Lawrence

Tommy, so sorry to hear about your mother. She was such a nice lady, such a great teacher, and also an awesome principle. May she Rest In Peace. Hope you are doing alright. Jim Clark

Jim Clark

Very sorry for the loss of this good woman. She was a good teacher and she will be missed.

Cathy Cook

Mrs. Gray was my principal and knew me well. She never knew she helped influence me to become a teacher. I was blessed to work on her horse farm. Prayers for you and your family during this difficult time. She will be missed

Sarah Chipman

I am stunned. Mrs. Gray was my principal when we moved to Suffolk at Kings Fork Elementary. We purchased our land from her and her husband, Nat. Later she was my children's principal and hired me. I thought the world of her. I am terribly saddened to see this. She was a good woman. I will miss her.
Nan O'Berry

Nan O'Berry

I am so sorry to hear of Mrs. Gray's passing. She was my principal at Mt. Zion when I was a child and was the absolute best. She was firm, yet caring. Her legacy lived on at MZES and I could feel her presence even after she had retired when I began teaching there myself. I loved watching all of her adventures on Facebook and I know she will be missed by many. Prayers to the family for your loss.

Cindy Holland Devers

I am so sorry to hear of her passing my condolences go to the family she was my first principal that I can remember she was always a very nice woman miss you rest in peace

Kenneth Wayne Faison,Jr

I am so sorry to hear this. Mrs. Gray was our guidance counselor at John Yeates High School. She was so caring and made every student feel special. I will always remember sitting in her office talking about college when she looked at me and said you have to be more than just
Mrs. Jimmy Johnson. I remember when she moved from Suffolk- it was hard for her but she always looked forward and lived life to the fullest. What a beautiful person who affected so many of our lives. We loved you and will miss you. Prayers for her family. Linda Johnson

Linda Johnson

Dear Gray Family,
I am so sorry to read about Mrs. Gray's passing. She was such a fantastic educator and truly had a heart for children and teaching.

I got to know Mr. and Mrs. Gray when I was in the Horseback Riding Unit at Girl Scout Camp Matoaka. We took our riding lessons at Indian Point Farm and I thought I had died and gone to heaven. Lessons, trail rides, grooming horses, even cleaning out stalls was a dream come true! I spent many summers at Camp Matoaka and Indian Point Farm, as a camper and a counselor and especially enjoyed visiting with Mrs. Gray each summer.

After college, I came home to Suffolk and worked as a substitute teacher. One day I was at Kings Fork Elementary with a group of 1st graders and in the classroom door walks Principal Gray! She mentioned to the class of wide-eyed students that she knew me back when I was a Camper at Camp Matoaka. And asked if I could teach the class a song from my camping days! Needless to say, my mind went blank and could barely remember my name as twenty 1st graders looked in my direction, awaiting my performance. I fumbled out the words that I would share a song with the class the next day and could Mrs. Gray come back and join us then! The next day, I was prepared and ready. Mrs. Gray joined us for a rousing rendition of "Alice the Camel has 5 Humps" complete with "Boom, Boom, Boom" as we all bumped hips, including the always joyous Mrs. Gray.

Sending my deepest sympathy to her family,
Dabney Carr

Dabney Carr

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