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God sent an angel to peacefully usher Maurice Wray home as he slept on Sunday, July 15, 2018. His funeral will be held 11:00AM on Wednesday, July 18, 2018 at Woodard Funeral Home. Visitations will start at 10:30AM. Interment will follow in Bethany Gardens in Sedalia, NC.

Maurice Wray was born on March 20, 1943 in Browns Summit, NC to the late Agnes Wray Watlington. He grew up in Guilford County where he was raised by his grandparents, the late Missouri and John Wray.

He was educated in Guilford County Schools and attended North Carolina A&T State University in the Brick Mason Trade Program. Maurice started his career in Brick Masonry as a young adult and then ventured to start his own business as Wray’s Construction, where he employed 30+ employees for 45 years. 

He leaves to cherish his memory: one son, Von Tavo Wray (Sabrina) of Greensboro, NC; one sister, Ella Faye Allen (Malcolm) of Eden, NC; two grandchildren, Brittney and Olivia of Greensboro, NC; one niece, Valerie Thompson (Keith) of Stoneville, NC; one great nephew, Bryson Thompson of Stoneville, NC and a host of other relatives and friends. He also leaves his secretary of many years, Sharon Conyers and a special friend for many years, Irene Thomas.

Woodard Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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  • Wednesday, July 18, 2018
    The staff off Woodard Funeral Home will continue to keep your family in our prayers.
    ~ Woodard Funeral Home
  • Wednesday, July 18, 2018
    I’m so sorry for your loss. May you draw close to Jehovah God and know that He will soon eliminate such pain and suffering by means of his Kingdom. Psalms 46:1,7.
    ~ Lynn
  • Wednesday, July 18, 2018
    My great friend and brick mason extraordinaire! God Speed, Maurice.
    ~ Steve Barney   Summerfield, NC
  • Wednesday, July 18, 2018
    To the Wray Family and all his loved ones. Maurice was a Godsend when we needed to move on a moment's notice in 2013. He provided a beautiful location, a peaceful haven, directly across from his own home. We spent 2 1/2 years there. We will miss Mr. Maurice Wray and never forget him. God bless all of you.
    ~ Rickie & Margaret Williamson   Greensboro, NC
  • Saturday, July 21, 2018
    I am truly sorry for your loss. May the God who “binds up the broken-hearted” and comforts all who mourn sustain your family during this difficult time Isaiah 61:1,2. For more comforting words go to
    ~ Dorothy   Greensboro, NC
  • Monday, July 30, 2018
    We're sorry to hear about your recent loss. May you find strength from the words of Philippians 4:13 which says: "For all things I have the strength through the one who gives me power." What a loving God who cares about each one of us. He didn't intend for us to grow old and die. He thus has made the SURE promise of a resurrection right here on earth when it is restored to a beautiful paradise (Psalms 37:9-11, 29; Acts 24:15; Isaiah 55;11). Can you see yourself welcoming back to life your loved ones? What a joy it will bring all of us. You can go online to JW.ORG and find out more about this resurrection.
    ~ R&R Lopez
  • Wednesday, August 29, 2018
    What a blessing to have a father and grandfather who lived a long and fulfilling life! Our condolences to the family. May the God of peace comfort you during this time of loss (2 Corinthians 1:2-7).
    ~ Robinson