Constance Gray Bradford

Published 6:50 am Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Elizabeth City – Constance “Connie” Gray Bradford went to join our Lord January 23, 2022. Connie was born on February 19, 1938, in the village of Kinnakeet (Avon, NC). She was the daughter of the late Malachi and Eula Price Gray. Connie was also preceded in death by a sister, Barbara Stanna, who passed away in 1982, and a brother, Michael Gray, who passed in 2021.

Connie was a retired caregiver and a longtime resident of Elizabeth City NC. She moved away from Hatteras Island in 1966, but was always proud of her deep island roots. She was married to Darrell Austin, of Frisco, NC, who preceded her in death in 1966. He was the father of Lisa, her only child.

Connie is survived by her loving daughter, Lisa Austin Cullipher, of Elizabeth City; her devoted grandson, Darrell Johnson, and his wife Shelly; a beautiful great-granddaughter, Emagin, and a darling great-grandson, Ethan, all of Elizabeth City. Also surviving are a sister, Edna Carol Ashe, of Chocowinity, NC; and two brothers: Worth Gray, of La Antigua, Guatemala; and Terry W. Gray, of Washington, NC. Other survivors include her paternal uncle and aunt, Belton and Jane Gray; and her maternal aunt, Nita Price Miller, all of Avon, NC; and by many beloved nieces, nephews, and cousins.

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The funeral service will be conducted Friday January 28, 2022 at 2 p.m. at St. John Methodist Church in Avon, NC. The Rev. Gina Miller will officiate. Friends may view from 1 until 2 p.m. Burial will be private. Flowers may be sent in care of the church at 40336 McMullen Rd, Avon, NC 27915. The family suggests that donations in Connie’s memory may be made to any worthy charity. Expressions of sympathy and comfort are welcome via the online register at gallopfuneralservices.com. Gallop Funeral Services, Inc. was entrusted with arrangements.

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