Frederick Gray Jr.

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Frederick Gray Jr., age 56, of Columbus, Ohio went home to be with our Lord and Savior on June 1, 2020.

Fred was born on May 7, 1964 to Emma Middlebrooks and Fred Gray Sr., in Columbus, Ohio.

Fred was a 1982 graduate of Central High School. He is the founder and owner of Gray’s Painting. Fred enjoyed music, poetry, and his dogs. His passion was being surrounded by family and friends.

Fred was preceded in death by his stepfather, Lawrence Middlebrooks; son, Zion Gray; and stepbrother, LaVell Gray.

Fred is survived by wife, Rachel Gray; children, Donmiano, Deshawn, Javell, and Trinity Gray, Donavon Davenport (Christen); step-children, Joe Cotton and Deante Wilson; 18 grandchildren; brother, Steve Gray; nephews, Chad, Zachary and Jacob Gray; great nephews, Jaden and Noah; and a host of aunts, uncles, and cousins whom loved him dearly.

Visitation 1:00 PM and Funeral Service 2:00 PM Monday, June 8, 2020 at MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE NORTH 2500 Cleveland Ave.

Interment at Evergreen Burial Park.

Online Obituary Donation in memory of Frederick Gray Jr.

Condolence Messages

  1. Sasha Goodman

    I miss you Big Cuzzo

  2. To my Niece Rachel and family, I love you and I am so sorry for your loss. We know GOD will take care of you. Frederick earned his wings and GOD has called him home. Memories of your loving husband you will always have. Remember absent from the body means present with the Lord.

  3. May our Lord bless and comfort you and your family during this time of grief. Rachel I’ve never met your husband, but the joy, and happiness i seen between you two by video, pictures etc showed how much you two truly loved each other. Treasure those memories with a smile on your face, you were truly loved by Frederick. Peace and Grace

  4. Karen winfrey

    We miss you Fredrick Gray we love you much but god loved. U best R.I.H.nephew

  5. Fred you always was so kind and helpful. Seems unreal just not long ago Kenny Melody and I was talking at one of your jobs. Rest peacefully and thank you for being so kind to my family.
    Debby (Staples) Scott

  6. So sorry for the families loss Freddy was a awesome guy and will be missed by all whos life he touched great friend good person to talk to when you were having issues as a teenager he was a great person and will be remembered such as that R.i.p Freddy fone but never forgotten froend

  7. To my sister and Rachael God has called Fred home.He is all right now.He is an Angel watching over you and all of his family.Love you both and all the family!

  8. Jawanza (Flookie) Diop

    May Gods blessings shine down now on this the moment of sorrow. Please know my family is sending our condolences on the lost of my friend and Brother Fred.

  9. Roosevelt Junnie Spillman

    To the Family of the late Great Fred “Peezo “ Gray, my Family sends our condolences to you all. Peezo was a good friend and a great Brother. He will surly be missed by me and a many others from the Westside. Just know I am truly sorry to see him leave , but we all will see him again in Time. Be well old friend.

  10. My Heart Goes out to My Good Friend and His Family and Friends


  11. The family are in our prayers & we send deepest condolences. From cousin Teresa Gray & family ❤️

  12. Rest in Heaven Fred!

  13. Nancy M Wright

    My sincere condolences to the family. May God continue to comfort you all and give you peace.
    Love cousin Nancy (Leon Spencer’s daughter)

  14. Taylor Mitchell

    Gonna miss you Big Fred. I remember coming over all the time spending time with Trinity and Joe. Seeing how much you admired your little girl and just everyone around you. Fly high Big Fred.❤️

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