James Melvin Gray, 52, died Sunday, February 23, 2020 at Mississippi Baptist Hospital in Jackson, MS. The family will receive friends for visitation on Saturday, February 29, 2020 from 11:00 a.m. until the 12:30 funeral service at Chancellor Funeral Home in Florence. James was born April 23, 1967 to James and Freddie Gray. He was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Employed as a plumber, James was a hard worker and an outdoorsman. He was deeply devoted to his family and friends and would help anybody that was in need. Those preceding him in death include his father, James Gray; paternal grandparents, Howard and Ruby Gray; and an infant son. Those left to mourn his passing are his wife, Theresa Gray of Florence; mother, Freddie Gray of Tillatoba; daughters, Stephanie Hill of Richland, Allison (Andy Whatley) Hill of Brandon; sister, Rachel (Jason) Doubleday of Tillatoba, MS; nephews, James and Jordan Doubleday of Tillatoba; and 4 grandchildren, Ethan Uzzle, Natalie Uzzle, Sophia Whatley and Zoey Whatley.