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SHELBY JEAN WRENN WRAY, age 77, of Bristow, VA, formerly of Emporia, passed away December 24, 2017, at her home.  Shelby was born April 25, 1940 in Emporia, VA, the daughter of Bessie and Willie Wrenn.  Shelby married James Palmer Wray on July, 20, 1963 and moved to Northern Virginia in 1969.  Shelby was reunited with her loving husband on Christmas Eve.  Shelby deeply enjoyed being a full-time Mom to her daughter Lisa and spent many years providing child care services to some of her closest friends.  Shelby was a loving wife, mother and grandmother.

Survivors include her daughter, Lisa Linette Dukeman, her two granddaughters, Taylor Catherine Dukeman and Logan Elisabeth Dukeman, and her son-in-law, Thomas Patrick Dukeman all of Manassas, VA.   

Graveside services will be held at Greensville Memorial Cemetery on Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at 11am.  In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy will be deeply appreciated and can be made in her name at the American Cancer Society of Virginia, or by calling 1.800.227.2345. Condolences may be sent to www.

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