Whitney Marie Gray, 22, of Independence, Mo., passed away Sunday, Oct. 16, 2016. A memorial visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, at Speaks Suburban Chapel, 18020 E. 39th St., Independence. Whitney was born on February 26, 1994, in Iowa City, Iowa, to Sean and Christy Gray. She was known for being strong-willed, but she also had a very big heart and always wanted to help. She loved kids, especially her own 2 sons, and was a great mommy. Whitney will be remembered by her sons, Junior Gray and Bentley Rooks; father, Sean Gray and wife, Connie; mother, Christy Gray; her love, Brett Rooks; siblings, Wendy Longden, Heather Fiske, Jamie Riordan, Dylan Gray, Keaton Gray; grandparents, Tom Gray and wife, Melanie, Ennis Rice and wife, Debbie, Robert Carris and wife, Maxine; and many, many other family members and friends. Online condolences may be expressed at www.speakschapel.com. Arrangements: Speaks Suburban Chapel, 816-373-3600.
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