Caleb Joseph Gray entered in to his final and well deserved rest after a lifelong battle with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy on September 19, 2022. Caleb was a valiant warrior and fought courageously. He never complained about his illness. He never once asked “Why me?” He always considered the needs of others first. His strength and quiet endurance was inspirational to all those around him.
Caleb proudly graduated from East Jackson Comprehensive High School Class of 2019.
Caleb was a Marvel fan with his favorite character being Ironman. And that’s who and how he was. Ironman through and through.
Caleb had many interests. He loved video games. He was an avid classic car enthusiast. He loved anything with wheels, especially luxury sport cars.
He loves the joy of spending time with his family and siblings.
Caleb had a dry wit and quirky sense of humour. His family dubbed his funny sayings “Calebisms”. He was delightfully funny and charming and loved making people laugh. His smile was infectious.
He is survived by his parents, Keith Gray Sr, (Andrea Sebastian), Jenna Gray (Christopher Watts), his beloved siblings; AJ, William, Joshua and Pi; bonus sisters Kyndall White and Victoria Watts, and niece Addylynn; Grandparents Jack and JoAnne Gray, Grandma Nee Nee, uncle Shawn Gray ( Martha), aunt Sandee Roman (Jay), auntie Mimi (Tom), and cousins Madeline, Caroline, Christina, Sara and Stephen; great aunties and uncles, Auntie Momo, Auntie Sayee (Tom), Auntie Bibby, Uncle Bubba (Lynne), and second cousins Mike, Beth, Andrea, Laura, Dana, Kelly, Heather and Kimmy, along with their spouses and children.
Caleb will also be missed by his loving and faithful church family that tirelessly prayed and supported him and always believed for the miracle first!
Caleb was surrounded by a large family of love.
Caleb is preceded by his great grandmother, Grandma Saunders, his auntie “Beffie” Beth Caywood and bonus brother Dylan Watts.
Caleb will be so greatly missed but his family is comforted in the knowledge they will see him again; healed and whole.
The family will receive friends and family on Friday September 23rd from 5:00- 7:00 PM. A celebration of life service will be conducted in the Ivie Funeral Home Chapel at 7:00 PM.
Caleb has requested that in lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Muscular Dystrophy Association, in his honor.