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Charley Abray

September 24, 1937 ~ August 21, 2020 (age 82)

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Who can find a virtuous woman? ~ Proverbs 31:10 Our hearts are grieving, and we were never prepared to say our final good-bye. God Almighty, we ask that you would be our Comforter. Please cover us with your grace and mercy. Give us peace during this dark time. We know and believe beyond any doubt, that your power and love will never fail. .

Mother Charley Hall Abray was born in Brunswick, GA, on September 24, 1937, to the late Susie Cooper and the late Nash Edward Hall. She attended the Adult Literacy Program, where she received her GED in 1962. She retired from Sea Island as a nanny and housekeeper after 34 years of service. Mother Charley was a devoted member of Second Woodland Baptist Church, Cox, Georgia.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 42 years, Willie (Bill) Abray, Jr., a brother, Joseph Hall, and sisters, Clara Wooten and Charlie Mae. On the evening of August 21, 2020, Mother Charley Hall Abray looked to the hills and heard a voice from Heaven that whispered, “Take your rest, good and faithful servant, well done.” Charley H. Abray leaves to mourn and cherish her memory: a special daughter, Theawanza Brooks; son, Reverend George P. (Mary) Clark; special stepson, William (Marva) Abray; six other stepchildren whom she raised as her own, Diane (Ulysses) Jackson, Evon Abray, Gary (Carla) Abray, Marcus (Paulette) Abray, Ruby (Derrick) Preston, Sr., and Kimberly Abray; eight special grandchildren, Danisha Cummings, Shannon Cummings, Alyria Carter, Savion Brooks, Ty’len Brooks, Ty’lenia Brooks, George Clark, Jr., and David (Jackie) Hill, Sr.; 15 step-grandchildren; 10 step-great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Ammerine Hall; goddaughters, Kenya Thomas, Obergenia (Roy) Attical, Amethyst Carter, Kimberly (Squirrel) Wright; special caregivers, Porscha, Angela, and Linda; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and sorrowing friends.  

Due to the current state of (COVID-19) pandemic and in order to promote social distancing, as ordered by the Governor for the State of Georgia, anyone entering the funeral home for viewing; as well as attending all graveside services must wear a mask. We will also limit the number of persons allowed to entered the funeral home at any given period during the viewing process.  We ask that you leave the premise upon exiting the building. The family is most appreciative to each of you for  your prayers and considerations during this difficult time in their lives.

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 Service Program


August 28, 2020

2:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Martin Funeral Home & Cremation Service
2005 G Street
Brunswick, GA 31520

Graveside Service
August 29, 2020

11:00 AM
Greenwood Cemetery
3301 Newcastle Street
Brunswick, GA 31520

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