Delana Gravely

Delana Lawson Gravely (Lawson)

Saturday, July 18th, 1936 - Wednesday, October 14th, 2020
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Delena Lawson Gravely,84, of Roanoke, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, October 14, 2020.

Delena was the true definition of a devout Christian. She never missed a Sunday. She loved the color pink, and often wore it proudly. A truly loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, as well as great-great-grandmother. She loved her family greatly and cherished every moment spent with them. She will be deeply missed by all who knew her.

She is preceded in death by her loving husband of 67 years, Jerry Gravely Sr.; parents, James and Maybell Lawson; two daughters, Sharon Gravely, and Donna Kidd; as well as two great-grandchildren.

Left to cherish her memory are her children, Rhonda, Jerry, Barbara, Sandra, David, Christina, and Melissa; siblings, Darlene, Betty, Brenda, Dorida, and Eddie; also left to cherish her memory are numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends on Saturday, October 17, 2020, from 6 – 8:00 p.m. in the John M. Oakey & Son Funeral Home Chapel. A celebration of her life will be held on Sunday, October 18, 2020, at 2:00 p.m. also in the chapel, with entombment to follow, at Roselawn Memorial Gardens. Rev. E. R. Woods will be officiating.
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  • Visitation

    Saturday, October 17th, 2020 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Saturday, October 17th, 2020 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    John M. Oakey & Son Chapel
    305 Roanoke Boulevard
    Salem, Virginia 24153
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  • Service

    Sunday, October 18th, 2020 | 2:00pm
    Sunday, October 18th, 2020 2:00pm
    John M. Oakey & Son Chapel
    305 Roanoke Boulevard
    Salem, Virginia 24153
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Rev. E. R. Wood
  • Interment

    Sunday, October 18th, 2020 |
    Sunday, October 18th, 2020
    Roselawn Memorial Gardens
    2880 N. Franklin St.
    Christiansburg, VA 24073
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Rita Harrah

Posted at 07:12am
We are so sorry to hear of the passing of this sweet lady. Her smile will never be forgotten.

Allen McCoy

Posted at 06:57am
I'm so sorry to hear of Mrs Gravely's passing,to Sandra and her family my condolences during this sad time..
Allen McCoy

Geraldine Lawson Porterfield

Posted at 05:04pm
sorry to hear of my dear cousin's passing, my heart is saddened for this and my heart goes out to the family. Love to all.

Valerie & Chris Jenks

Posted at 05:00pm
Steph, Devin, Kaitlin, Dakota & Barbara, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. Love and hugs to you both!
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