In Memory of




Obituary for Rosalee Gray (Tyler)

Graveside services for Rosalee Tyler Gray will be at 2PM, Sunday, June 11, 2023 at Heard Cemetery, Manifest, LA with Rev. Bruce Lofton officiating under the direction of Magnolia Funeral Home, Alexandria.

Rosalee Tyler Gray, 90, passed away Thursday, June 1, 2023 at The Columns. She was a very dedicated, caring wife and mother. She was a good cook and is known for her large “cathead” size biscuits which she baked every day for her large family. She was an avid photographer of her children and grandchildren and carefully filed 1000’s of photos in numerous albums over the years. The outdoors with gardening, hunting, fishing and animals gave her great enjoyment. She loved being outside in nature. She had a voracious appetite for reading and had an enormous library. She preferred both fiction and non-fiction, especially biographies, mysteries and history. She often and easily read two books during a week. Another great hobby was music, especially country and gospel. A favorite hymn was “An Unclouded Day”.

She was preceded in death by her spouse, Hugh Gray; parents, Lee and Kate Tyler; son, Hugh J. Gray; and brother, Clarence Donald Tyler.

Those left to cherish her memory include her children, Dalene Smith, Preston Gray, Marty Bacon, Paul Gray Sr. and Eric Gray; numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren; sister, Barbara Moree; and numerous other relatives and friends.

The family would like to thank The Columns and Enhabit Hospice for their loving care.

Pallbearers will be Yancey Gray, Brendan Gray, Danny Chapman, Paul Gray, BoTy Gray, Christopher Sikes and Wes Hedrick.