Jeffrey Bernard Grey

April 24, 1978 ~
January 9, 2022

On Sunday Jan 9, 2022, the world lost a kind and wonderful man. Jeffrey Bernard Grey, better known to all as JB Grey, husband, father, brother, son and friend. JB was fervent in his faith having received Christ as his personal Savior and is now enjoying the hope of all believers. He is seeing Jesus face to face. JB was born April 24, 1978. He is survived by his wife of 16 years, Stacy Joy (Brood) Grey; his children, Nolan (13) and Nora (10); his mother and father, Jeffrey and Maureen Grey; his two brothers, Daniel (Sarah) Grey, and Joseph (Jessica) Grey; Stacy’s mother and father, Kathy and Scott Brood; Stacy’s siblings, Rebecca (Chris) Postma, and Josh (Katie) Brood; many special nieces and nephews: Josh, Emily, Trenton Postma, Anna, Mary, and Olivia Grey, Jack, and Cameron Grey, Josiah, Ezra, and Maggie Brood; special aunts, Mary Beth (Java) Grey -Lughod, Katie Proben, and Gina Wood; and uncle, Pat Wood; many special cousins: Jessica, Willow, Zhouli, and David to only name only a few. He was preceded in death by his loving grandparents and a dear cousin, Joseph.

JB’s life was blessed in so many ways. He had a wonderfully active youth, played all sports at a high level, and succeeded at his studies. While a senior at Grand Valley, brain cancer struck. He never complained, he never uttered “Why me?”. The brain tumor changed his life, giving him determined focus and drive. He never lost his subtle and rich sense of humor. JB became a PE Teacher at WMAES to start his career and that is where he met and fell in love with Stacy. He was then blessed to teach with his unassuming energy and zeal at San Juan Diego Academy, where he worked until the end of October. He loved working with children. Family activities were his greatest love. Stacy and JB loved attending Nolan and Nora’s games. JB loved fishing, golfing, reffing soccer, traveling with family, and watching sports with Nolan, especially MSU games. His love for his family was only matched by his love for Jesus Christ.

JB has touched so many people in his meaningful life. We want to capture some memories for his children so there will be opportunities to write a card sharing a memory, a story, a fun experience, or a favorite quality you saw or experienced in JB. There will be cards and baskets available at both the visitation and the memorial service.

Funeral services will be held at 11 am on Thursday, January 13, 2022 at Chapel Pointe, 3350 Baldwin St., Hudsonville, with Pastor Jim Jeffery officiating. Relatives and friends may meet the family Wednesday from 3-5 and 6-8 pm at Matthysse Kuiper DeGraaf Funeral Home (Grandville) 4145 Chicago Dr. SW. Those who wish may make memorial contributions to the gofundme (https://tinyurl.com/yk8x4a6v) or the family education fund through Fidelity Investments, 183 College Avenue Holland, MI 49423 (put Stacy Grey in Memo line).

Visitation
Wednesday, January 12
3:00pm - 5:00pm

MKD - Grandville
4145 Chicago Dr. SW
Grandville, MI 49418

Phone: (616) 534-8656

Visitation
Wednesday, January 12
6:00pm - 8:00pm

MKD - Grandville
4145 Chicago Dr. SW
Grandville, MI 49418

Phone: (616) 534-8656

Funeral Service
Thursday, January 13
11:00am

Chapel Pointe
3350 Baldwin St.
Hudsonville, MI 49426

Leave Your Tribute Message

January 14, 2022 12:25pm
Mr. Grey and Mrs. Grey taught my children while they were at WMAES. It was the biggest known secret for the students that they were dating and no surprise to any of Mrs. Grey's students when JB proposed. My children are grown now but they still remember them both fondly. My prayers and condolences to the family, it is a great loss.

- April M Nelson

January 13, 2022 10:32am
So sorry for your loss Stacy. So thankful for the short time I got to know him as such a great teacher and motivator. Sending love and prayers!

- Jim Dunkerton

January 12, 2022 9:00pm
JB is one of the kindest and best neighbors we have ever had the pleasure of knowing, and we will always cherish the memories with all of you in the "hood" at Lowingwoods. May God grant all of you comfort and peace during this time as you grieve. God's love and ours, The Benz Family Larry, Beth, Josh, and Jake

- Beth and Larry Benz

January 11, 2022 6:11pm
Dear Jeff, It was with great sorrow that I learned of your son's death. I remember when Nolan was born and how excited you all were. I know that your family is close and your son will be so very missed. When my brother died he came to me in a dream and said."why are you so sad...I'm only a breath away". That thought has brought comfort to many in such difficult times. I hope that it does for you as well. Your son is not in body but he is still with you all. Only a single breath brings us into this world and it's only one breath that brings us to the next. I pray that you find peace.

- Donerae Testa

January 11, 2022 5:31pm
So sorry for your lost the kids and I will keep you in our prayers. I pray that God comfort you in this difficult time

- Tumika Fudge

January 11, 2022 4:31pm
I am sorry for your loss. JB was the most positive person I ever had the joy to meet. His great attitude and sense of humor really made each work day very enjoyable. He threw all his heart and energy into being the best teacher he could. I only wish I could have worked with him for more than a couple of years. We have lost a great man.

- Tom Kreiner

January 11, 2022 3:00pm
JB was one of my early students at West Catholic. I have fond memories of him in class. Imagine my surprise, when years later, he was my son's gym teacher at San Juan Diego! It was fantastic to reconnect with him then and to see his rapport with the students. He will be greatly missed. May you all be comforted with God's enduring grace. Becky Cortes (Grifka)

- Becky cortes

January 11, 2022 7:07am
I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the family during this difficult time. JB was a great friend and classmate to everyone. He will always be there for his family as he watches every moment from heaven. May God bring peace in this time of grief.

- Rachelle Korson (Schild)




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