Melony Gray Barrett, 81, of Urbana passed away at 11:42 a.m. on Tuesday, May 19, 2020 at home.
Memorial services will be held at a later date.
Melony was born on December 22, 1938 in Lexington, KY to parents Harrywood and Elizabeth (Botkin) Gray. They preceded her in death.
She is survived by her children; Purdy (Starlette) Barrett of Jefferson, GA and Melony E. Barrett of Urbana, four grandchildren; Angela (Nathan) Britt of Pitts, GA, Cherie Delk of Statenville, GA, Dusty (Julia) Barrett of Jefferson, GA, Victoria Barrett of Jefferson, GA and four great grandchildren. Siblings Ellen (Harlan) Schertz of Nixa, MO and Harrywood (Mary Frances) Gray of Bainbridge, GA also survive her.
Melony graduated from Valdosta State College with a Bachelor’s degree. She worked for the University of Illinois Law Library as a Technical Assistant for twenty-five years before retiring.
She was a member of University Place Christian Church in Urbana. Melony enjoyed baking, knitting, flower gardening and reading. She also loved going to jazz and Brazilian music at the Iron Post and other venues around Champaign-Urbana.
Memorial contributions may be made in Melony’s honor to the Urbana Free Library, WILL TV or to the Champaign County Humane Society.
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Champaign County Humane Society
1911 E Main St, Urbana IL 61802
Campbell Hall for Public Telecommunication 300 N. Goodwin Avenue, Urbana IL 61801
Urbana Free Library Foundation
210 W Green St., Urbana IL 61801