Beryl Mayer Gray, on November 29, 2019, at the age of 103. Born in New Orleans on Mardi Gras Day, 1916, and a lifelong resident of Uptown New Orleans, Beryl was the wife of the late John James “Jimmy” Gray, Sr. She was preceded in death by her parents, Lester Emanuel Mayer and Ilma Mahe Mayer and her brother Dan Mayer. She is survived by her three children, Nancy Gray Landrum (John B.), Beryl Gray Viosca, and John James “J.J.” Gray, Jr. (Brenda); two grandchildren, Debra and Roy Darnell Kerr II (Holly); three great-grandchildren, Zoey, Olivia, and Noah Gannon Kerr; and one great-great grandchild, as well as many loving nieces and nephews.
Following graduation from McMain High School and Allen Business School, Beryl worked for United Artists and Columbia Pictures on “Film Row” in downtown New Orleans, and later at De Paul Hospital, where she was a member of the De Paul Guild. From 1964 to 1982, Mrs. Gray was in charge of Graduate School Student Records at Tulane University. In her retirement years, she volunteered as a docent at Longue Vue House & Gardens. She enjoyed playing bridge and sewing, and was an accomplished seamstress and dressmaker.
The family would like to thank the staff of Covenant Home for their patience, kindness, compassion, and very importantly, their unfailing sense of humor.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend the Graveside Service at Garden of Memories Cemetery, 4900 Airline Drive, Metairie, Louisiana, on Wednesday, December 4, 2019, at 11:00 AM. Please follow the blue arrows to the graveside.
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