Joann Dovie Gray, age 71 of Durand, passed away on Monday June 22, 2020 at Sparrow Hospital in Lansing. She was born in New York on May 12, 1949, the daughter of LeRoy & Esther (Cole) Harper. Joann worked as a home health aid and enjoyed going to the casino. Joann is survived by her children: Teresa Oliver of West Branch, John (Tammy) Chapel of Prescott, MI, Buffy Ritter, Durand, Joey (Roxanne) Chapel, Corunna, Ira (Andrea) Chapel, Durand, Isaac (Tashianna) Chapel of West Branch, Irene (Charles) Chapel-Jarrell, Durand, Nicole (Scott) Kade of Marysville, many grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews, sisters Nancy (Dave) Winslow of AZ, Beth Harper of Novi, brothers; Vincent (Debbie) Harper of Webberville, David (Donna) Harper of Imlay City, and Bob (Teresa) Harper of Fossorial. She was predeceased by her son Donald Edward Chapel, Jr., sister Ilene Harper, brother Lee Harper. There will be a graveside service at Rose Lawn Cemetery in Perry on Wednesday June 24, 2020 at 11:00 AM. Pastor Adam Grass will officiate. Following the graveside service there will be a luncheon at her daughter Irene's home at 10530 E. Lansing Rd. Durand, MI 48429. Arrangements by Watkins Brothers Funeral Home, Perry Chapel
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