Marlene Bray

Sunrise: August 20, 1957

Sunset: May 8, 2023

Marlene Bray was born on August 20, 1957 to Odessa Hall and Alfred Washington in Norfolk Virginia. She attended Maury High School and was a member of Better Life Ministries on Atlantic Ave in Chesapeake Virginia. She was a very giving and free spirited woman who didn’t hold in her thoughts. She expressed herself gracefully and embraced all that came into her presence. She loved cooking and was known to put together a mouth watering plate. She would always call family to tell them that she cooked and they would come swarming to her house hopeful to get a plate of her collard greens. Marlene was a very loving woman and would do anything in her power to see anyone close to her happy. Marlene was deeply loved and her beautiful smile will be missed by family members and friends all across the United States.

Marlene passed away peacefully at her home on May 8, 2023.

She was predeceased in death by her mother, Odessa Hall; father, Alfred Washington; sister, Yvonne Anderson

She leaves to cherish her memory: Lifetime Partner, Eddie Vaughn; Daughter, Dawn Bray; Son, David Bray; Sister, Delphine Bray; Brother, Solomon Cuffee; Sister, Gloria Hall; Brother, Floyd Bray; Grandson, Quenshawn Bray; Grandson, Natron Bray; Grandson, Markell Hodge; Granddaughter, Sole Robinson; Great Granddaughter, Kahmeyelah Bray; Great Granddaughter, Zanai Bray; Great Granddaughter, Zahria Bray; Great Granddaughter, Brooklyn Parker;  and a host of extended family members.

Viewing Thursday, May 25, 2023 2:00pm - 6:00pm Metropolitan Funeral Service 120 W. Berkley Avenue Norfolk, VA 23523 Service COME IN PERSON OR WATCH SERVICE LIVE ONLINE Saturday, May 27, 2023 11:00am Metropolitan Funeral Service Berkley Chapel

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    Debbie Vaughan says

    Sincere Prayers And Condolences To The Bray Family And Eddie. May God Continue To Strengthen Each Of You.

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    Kaykay says

    To My Dearest Family I have known throughout the years Marlene you have watched Us through the years Grow and Make Mistakes throughout the years Always giving encouragement and tough Love with a Smile of your Eyes. You were a COURAGEOUS ANGEL barring the weigh of the FAMILY YOU Were the GLUE. Heart of GOLD did anything for ANYBODY. I remember your Thoughts and all the words of Wisdom and Encouragement you had given ME (US) MAY YOUR soul REST in PARADISE you will be Sadly Missed and Always LOVED. Remembering YOU BIG Mama your other DAUGHTER. For all the LOVE and Support you have given throughout the Years without Judgment…… I LOVE YOU Marlene Family STAY BLESSED keep her LIGHT in your HEART. In fact there was NO OTHER like MARLENE Stenghth of an ARMY SHE was our TRUE WARRIOR words can’t express how deeply SORRY I am for OUR LOST🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤 OUR QUEEN 🙏🙏

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    Sharon Cox says

    Sending prayers and condolences to The Bray family. Rest in peace 🕊️

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    beverly dewberry says

    Rest in peace my sister, you will be truly missed Love you 💕Love Beverly

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    beverly dewberry says

    Rest in peace my sister, you will be truly missed Love you 💕Love Beverly !

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