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Josette R. Gray


Josette R. Gray, née Bires, 56, of Lombard, passed away at Alexian Brothers Hospice Residence on Monday, Dec. 11, 2023, at 4:45 a.m.

She was born Oct. 21, 1967, in Litchfield to John R. and Janet R. née White, Bires – Hammann.

She married Shane Gray on April 6, 1995, in Castries, St. Lucia, West Indies.

Josette loved life, family, friends, her cats, work, and making others happy.

She is survived by her spouse, Shane of Lombard; daughter, Isabelle of Lombard; sister, Janine (Barry) Mathenia of La Porte, IN; brother, John (Ann) Bires of Carlinville; brother, Jeran (Jeana) Hammann of Benld; sister, Jerial McDaniel, née Hammann, of Wilsonville; several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Cremation rites will be accorded. A celebration of Josette’s life will be held in the near future when temperatures are to her liking.

Memorials may be made to the March of Dimes or Pancreatic Cancer Action Network.

Arrangements by Brust Funeral Home. Info