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Bernice Gray

May 14, 1922 — February 13, 2023

Millington Twp.

BERNICE P. ALCOCK GRAY was born on May 14, 1922, in South Bend, IN, to Essie (Delling) Alcock and Samuel Alcock, formerly of Michigan.  Bernice attended college at South Bend College of Commerce in secretarial studies.  Her parents bought a retirement home in Millington and vacationed there.  She met the love of her life who lived around the corner, and married LD Gray in June of 1946 at the Methodist parsonage.  They made their home in Millington, where they had and raised their daughter, farmed, and worked additional jobs.  Bernice worked as a cashier in the school cafeterias, and later at Cobb’s Dry Goods department, and was an election inspector.  She was active in the Millington Garden Club, Millington Band Parents, Millington United Methodist Women, a member of the Millington/Arbela Historical Society, Millington United Methodist Church, and worked with Millington Needy Families for over 65 years.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Essie and Samuel Alcock, sister Ellen (and Bud) Keller, brother Ralph (and Esther) Alcock, her in-laws Marie and Roy Gray, sisters- and brothers-in-law Ruth and Randel Yale, Rama and Leon Pugh, JD and Maxine Gray, several nieces and nephews, son-in-law Gilbert Trato, and her beloved husband of 23 years, LD Gray.  

She is survived by her daughter Sharon Gray Trato, grandchildren Jason (Melissa) Trato, Kimberly (Kevin) Blackmer, Eric (Ashleigh) Trato, and Tammie (Chad) Reinert; great grandchildren Kenzie Trato, Konner Blackmer, Keyton Trato, Kamryn Blackmer, Bristol Trato, Brason Trato, Watson Reinert, Graham Trato, and Averie Trato, and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held from 3 to 7 p.m. on Friday, February 17, at Hanlin Funeral Home in Millington.  The service will be held on Saturday, February 18 at 11 a.m. with visitation from 10 a.m. until the time of the service at Millington United Methodist Church, 9020 State Road.  Remembrances may be directed to Millington United Methodist Church, Millington Needy Families, or Millington/Arbela Historical Society.

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Bernice and her family are in the care of Hanlin Funeral Home - Millington. 4823 Main St., Millington, MI 48746. Phone (989) 871-4591.

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Visitation

Friday, February 17, 2023

3:00 - 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

Hanlin Funeral Home - Millington

4823 W. Main Street, Millington, MI 48746

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Visitation

Saturday, February 18, 2023

10:00 - 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Millington United Methodist Church

9020 State Rd, Millington, MI 48746

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Funeral Service

Saturday, February 18, 2023

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

Millington United Methodist Church

9020 State Rd, Millington, MI 48746

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