Frances L. Gray was born on April 26, 1954 in Long
Branch, New Jersey. In 1972 she graduated with a degree in Cosmetology from
Monmouth County Vocational Tech High School in Asbury Park, NJ. After
graduation she attended Kean University in Union, NJ for a year. In 1984 Frances
was awarded a twelve month scholarship to Jersey City College in Jersey City,
NJ for winning the “Top Hair Stylist” competition.
as she is called by her friends and family, is known for her excellence in hair
styling and makeup. She was employed over thirteen years in Soft Sheen Products in Chicago,
IL and Dudley’s Products in High Point, NC as a platform artist, professional
hair stylist, and makeup
magazine photo shoots, television
trade shows, and new hair product
Frances has worked in many
fashion shows in locations such as Paris, France, Brazil and the Caribbean
Islands. She has also
fashion hair styling and makeup services for numerous fashion shows given by
Carl Williams (Mr.
throughout the states of New York and New Jersey.
She resides in Neptune, NJ and has two daughters, five sons and three grand-children.
One of Fran’s greatest
the unity of the family. She is a strong, giving woman with a loving spirit and
a passion for helping anyone
She has been an entrepreneur in her community for 43 years and plays an active
role in providing numerous
children in need. Her beautiful spirit has enabled her to become a loving
foster parent to more than 34 children;
five of which she had adopted.
owns and operates Fran’s Beauty Whirl, a hair salon in Neptune, NJ. She is the
principal hair stylist and
for the James H. Hunt Funeral Home and also has a thriving business providing
She is a member of the Negro Business and Professional Women’s Association,
works in the Food Pantry
Bank, NJ, distributes free coats and hats every winter from her beauty salon,
and volunteers her professional
local area nursing home residents.
is a loyal and active member of Faith Baptist Tabernacle in Asbury Park, NJ.
She is a 21 year cancer survivor
smile that lights the lives of everyone she meets. In spite of all of life’s
harsh realities, Fran always offers others a welcoming
smile and encouraging thoughts without ever seeking anything in return.
Does Not Make Arrangements or Perform Embalming