Doris Jean Bray

June 3, 1930 - January 1, 2022
Doris Jean Bray

Doris Jean Bray, 91 of Hendersonville NC, passed away, Saturday, January 1 at the Life Care Center.
She was born in Carthage, MO, a daughter of the late Cecil and Emma Lee Bridges and sister of the late Betty Ann.

She enjoyed making people smile and feel loved. One of her favorite activities was making cards for nursing home residents, to try and cheer them up. In her early years, she was a Draftswoman, Artist, Beauty Queen, and helped handicap children with walks and art, etc. She also spent countless hours helping at the nursing home her mother resided in. She blessed all that came into her presence, and she cared deeply for all of humanity.

She is survived by her husband, Colin; children, Elizabeth and Rebecca; seven grandchildren, Tiffany, Garret, Jaime, Jeremy, Jonah, Joshua, Nicki; twelve great-grandchildren and brother, Cecil Jr.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to any of following organizations in her honor. St. Jude, Salvation Army, Manna Foodbank, March of Dimes, or Child Fund.

She was deeply loved and will continue to be deeply missed.

There are no formal services planned at this time.

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  • January 06, 2022
    Becky lit a candle:
    Lit since January 6, 2022 at 1:58:16 PM

  • January 06, 2022
    Kathy Dean says:
    May your sweet memories bring you much peace,

  • January 06, 2022
    Pat Gillespie says:
    Heart felt sympathy to the family of this beautiful soul. Prayers for each of you.

  • January 07, 2022
    Diane McCollum says:
    Cecil and his family loved you very much. You are a precious soul. Your spunky spirit and gentle heart will never be forgotten. Condolences to all of us who loved her. Her spirit lives on in Becky and Tiffany, and all of us who loved her

  • January 07, 2022
    Mike Gilboy says:
    She brightened up a room when she walked in. We feel so honored to have known this sweet soul. She was our neighbor and friend. Doris will be missed and our hearts go out to Colin and all the family. Lynn and Mike Gilboy