Mrs. Gwendolyn Bray

Mrs. Gwendolyn Elise Jenkins Bray, age 61, a resident of Fouke, died Tuesday, March 12, 2019 in Texarkana, Texas.

She was the second of five children born to Jerry Bilbo and Marian Mildred Smith Jenkins on Aug.8, 1957 in Indianola, Miss. She worked in Food Service for the Fouke School District for 10 years and was a member of the Fouke First Assembly of God.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, David Jenkins.

Survivors include her husband of 18 years, Charles Dillard Bray, III, of Fouke; one daughter, Elisha Yates of Fouke; two sons, Joshua Minchew of Charleston, S.C. and Jerry Minchew of De Queen; step-sons, Charles Stanley Bray of Nash, Texas and Brandon Lewis Bray of Hope; 15 grandchildren; her siblings, Rudy Jenkins of Genoa, Jerrie (Peanut) Brisendine of Plaquemine, La., Susie Donaldson of Merrero, La., and Deborah Crossland of Fouke; as well as, nieces, nephews, other relatives and a host of friends.

Memorial services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 16, 2019 in the Fouke First Assembly of God with Pastors Jerry Minchew, Keith Barr and Ray Reynolds officiating. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Chandler Funeral Home, De Queen.

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In lieu of flowers, the family ask that memorials be made to the De Queen First Assembly of God, P.O. 146, De Queen, Arkansas 71832, for the purchase of Fire Bibles.

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