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Sandra "Sandy" Arlyn (LaSerra) Gray

July 24, 1938 ~ March 26, 2020 (age 81)


Of Jackson, passed away Thursday March 26th at the age of 81, under the loving care of her family, after fighting an 8-year battle with ovarian cancer. Sandy was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, Richard “Dick” Gray, and her parents, Maggie and Frank LaSerra. She is survived by her beloved son John (Maureen) Gray; sisters Margie (Larry) Davis, and Donna (Dan) Roberts; grandchildren Sandra Gray, Richelle Gray, Sara Gray, Christina Clark, and Luke (Melissa) Shipton; great-grandchildren Robbie, Zoey, Luke, and Skylar; best friend and cousin Joyce Beech, along with many other loved ones. Sandy graduated from Jackson High School in 1957. Shortly after, she married Dick and had her only son, John, who was the love of her life. She held many jobs throughout her career due to her hard work ethic and did not retire until the age of 75. She truly valued raising her son, helping raise her grandchildren, and quality time with her sisters, nieces and nephews. Sandy was a person with a good heart; she was a full-time caregiver to her mother Maggie for over 3 years prior to her mother’s death at the age of 101 last year. Sandy enjoyed country music, dirty jokes, interior decorating, gambling, baking, ceramics, dancing, and golf. Sandy loved reminiscing about her fondest memories, including when her grandchildren were born, being a class clown in school, and her two holes-in-one at Sunny Brook Golf Course, which supported her claim of being a better golfer than her husband, Dick. Sandy’s family would like to thank Joyce Beech, Kay Donahee, and Dr. Trimble’s team at Henry Ford Allegiance, who offered her great support throughout her journey. As was her request, cremation has taken place; due to the coronavirus pandemic, a memorial will be held in her honor at a later date.

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