‹ Return to Current Obituaries

Order Flowers now for guaranteed delivery before Doris's visitation.

Doris Gray

Doris Elizabeth Gray of Elliott Island, Maryland passed away Monday, December 10, 2018 at home.

She was born on January 1, 1942 to the late Thomas Powell and Maude Dayton Horsman of Vienna, Maryland.  She grew up in the family store on Henry’s Crossroads in Vienna where she spent much of her time helping in the store and working in the fields.

She married David Gray on October 21, 1961 and they had three children.  They lived in Cambridge and operated Dave’s Amoco until 1974.  Mr. Gray passed away on April 22, 2007.

Doris spent much of her time raising her children until she went to work at Wicomico County Public Library.  In 1979 she and her family moved to Cullman, AL where she operated a Day Care Center at the church where she attended.  She was actively involved in church serving on the Ladies Auxiliary where she coordinated fundraisers and other activities.

In 1989 Doris and her family moved back to the Eastern Shore and made their home on Elliott Island.  She spent 21 years at the University of Maryland Shore Medical Center where she worked as Cashier and Patient Registration Clerk until she retired in 2011.

Doris took great pride in her home and was an excellent cook.  She spent much of her time cooking, sewing and gardening.

Also known by her close friends as “Dotty” she was also known for her bright red hair and warm smile.  She will be terribly missed by her family and all who knew her.

She is survived by her three children Ronald Gray of Elliott Island who was also her caregiver for many years, Rhonda Gray and grandson Brandon of Delmar, MD and Kimberly Esham and her husband Greg of Salisbury, MD; a sister Frances Bradshaw and her husband Leroy of Church Creek, MD as well as a host of nieces and nephews.

Preceding her in death besides her parents and husband David of 45 years were two brothers David and Walter Horsman.

A funeral service will be held on Friday, December 14, 2018 beginning 12 Noon at Newcomb and Collins Funeral Home, P.A., 308 High St., Cambridge, MD.  Family will receive friends an hour prior to the service.  Interment will follow in the Dorchester Memorial Park, Cambridge.

In lieu of flowers, monetary donations may be made to Newcomb and Collins Funeral Home, 308 High Street, Cambridge, MD 21613 to help defray funeral cost.

To share online condolences with the family, please visit www.newcombcollins.com

To plant memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Doris Gray, please visit our flower store.


I will miss your smiling face

Julie Howd Jan 31 2019 12:00 AM

I am in shock I am just seeing this, Doris was a friend to me we worked together at DGH and she was one of my most favorite people in the world. She will greatly be missed. My deepest sympathy to her family and may she Rest In Peace.

Julie Howd Jan 31 2019 12:00 AM

Extending deepest sympathy to family and friends in this time of sorrow. Please find comfort in knowing that soon all those in God's memory will hear Jesus' voice and live again. (John 5:28,29) Until that blessed day, may Jehovah, the God of all comfort, grant you peace while many fond memories of Ms. Doris warm your hearts.

Annie D Wingfield Dec 31 2018 12:00 AM

Aunt Dotty,For all the times you helped us and for all the laughs we shared.THANK YOU!

Michael Bradshaw Dec 14 2018 12:00 AM

Ron, Our hearts are heavy as you walk through this difficult yet unavoidable and natural time. Your mom was so lovely and she imparted much of her loveliness and goodness to you. May you find peace and contentment in knowing she is dancing in the arms of our loving Lord, and your father emitting a radiant smile and nodding to you for a job well done. there is nothing more precious that having been cared for lovingly, devoutly and competently by one she entrusted with her life. She is blessed and now sends that to you. May we all wish to have that as we move forward in our years. You and your family are in our hearts and prayers during this difficult time. May God Bless and hold you close during this time and may grief turn to peace and joy promptly for you as she would want that. Every mother wishes happiness for her sons and daughters which is the accomplishment of their final goal. She most assuredly wants that for you as she sees all now and is enjoying the peace it brings.John and Shannon Magro

John and Shannon Magro Dec 13 2018 12:00 AM

Worked with Doris at DGH. Lots of laughs. Lovely person.

Karol Redline Dec 13 2018 12:00 AM

Ron, We're so sorry to hear that you lost your Mom We first met her when she was working at the hospital in Cambridge. She was a beautiful lady. SHe's in Heaven now No more pain or sickness. You should be proud that you were able to be there to take care of her all of those years. If there is anything we can do, please let us know.

Debbie and Don Shives Dec 12 2018 12:00 AM

Kim very sorry for your loss thoughts and prayers for you and your family

Reta Collins Dec 12 2018 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear this! Such a great lady! Prayers for you Kim!

Missy Riddle Dec 11 2018 12:00 AM

Doris was a special lady and friend to Kathy and I. We had many long talks in the church office at Clark Street in Cullman, AL. She will always have a special place in my heart. Praying for Kim and family.

Wayne Sandlin Dec 11 2018 12:00 AM

Show More Entries