Shelley Dawn Outlaw Gray, 45, of Waxahachie, Texas, formerly of Crossett, passed away on November 19, 2018, at the Ashley County Medical Center in Crossett.
She was born on November 8, 1973, to Royce and Dorothy Baker Outlaw.
Mrs. Gray was a 1992 graduate of Crossett High School, a member of the Highland Meadows Assembly of God Church in Red Oak, Texas, and for 15 years, she was a highly valued member of the Baylor, Scott, & White Health Center family where she worked as a medical coder.
Mrs. Gray was also a daddy’s girl. After her father, Royce, was given 23 more years of life after a heart transplant, she became a very passionate advocate for organ donation and often volunteered to counsel families.
She loved spending time with her family and grandchildren, going junking with her friends, and listening to praise and worship music.
She was a generous giver of her time and love, and because of her quiet, soft nature and love for the Lord, she became a loving mother to not only her children but other children who knew her. She was adventurous and enjoyed traveling to new places. Many kidded her as having no sense of direction; however, she was not lost, and proudly let her light shine wherever she went.
She was preceded in death by her father, Royce Outlaw, and her grandparents, C.E. and Lilly Baker, and Marvin and Bill Outlaw.
She is survived by her husband, Chris Gray of Waxahachie, Texas; five children, Hagen and Kirsten Thurman of Crossett, Carissa and Kristina Gray, and Cassy Daniell all of Waxahachie; her mother, Dorothy Outlaw; one brother, Randall Outlaw and wife, Dana, of Crossett; three grandchildren, Zayden Gray, Chloie Wakeland, and Raina Wilson; a niece, Lauren Stone; and nephews, Dylan, Matt, and Josh Outlaw; two special friends, Linda Jo Armstrong (Michael), and Sharon Williams (Ricky); and many more nieces, nephews and friends.
Visitation will be held on Friday, November 23 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Medders Funeral Home in Crossett.
A funeral service will be held on Saturday, November 24 at 1 p.m., at the South Main Baptist Church in Crossett with Bro. Lyle Hern and LaRoy Dumas officiating. Interment will be at Union Hill Cemetery under the direction of Medders Funeral Home. Pallbearers are Matthew Outlaw, Dylan Outlaw, Josh Outlaw, Joseph Oglesby, Michael Armstrong, and Hunter Vickers. Honorary pallbearers are the Crossett High School Class of 1992.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her honor to the Arkansas Regional Organ Recovery Agency “ARORA”, 1701 Aldersgate Rd, Suite 4, Little Rock, AR 72205 or to the Red Oak Apartment Ministry via the Highland Meadows Church, 229 E. Ovilla Rd., Red Oak, TX 75154.