Jerri-Lou Gray

Jerri-Lou Gray, a caring, loyal, and good friend to many, of Potterville, MI, died November 21, 2021. Jerri-Lou, 78 of Potterville was born June 8, 1943, in Lansing, MI to William and Helen (Brooks) Elya. As an honest and straight forward person, she was very proud of her children and grandchildren. Riding her Morgan horses was one of her favorite pastimes. Jerri-Lou was an avid supporter of her daughter’s sports and especially when her grandchildren bowled and participated in volleyball. She was passionate when it came to her family and their activities. She was also involved with the Athletic Boosters working the concession stand. Playing basketball with her family and using her “bear hug” defense was one of her best moves of the game. She retired from the Secretary of State after 27 years of service.
Jeri-Lou is survived by her spouse, Larry Gray; daughters, Kathleen (Jim) Bissett, Maureen (Travese) Bradley and Mary Gray; grandchildren, Austin Gray and Thomas and Christina Bissett; siblings, Elnora Fulger and William Elya, Jr. She was predeceased by her parents, William and Helen (Brooks) Elya.
Private family services may be held at a later date. Friends and family are encouraged to support Jerri-Lou’s family by sharing memories on her tribute page at The family is in the care of Pray Funeral Home.