The Words of the Jenkins Family

Our Beloved Brother Dr. Ken Gray Has Transitioned To Spirit World

Michael Jenkins
March 30, 2007

Dear Family,

Our very special brother Dr. Ken Gray has passed into the spirit world. Dr. Gordon Anderson has been asked by the family to do the service for our beloved brother Dr. Ken Gray. He was a most significant scholar and Ambassador for Peace, blessed in marriage.

Below is the announcement that Dr. Anderson created for his passing and service. Instead of flowers, Ken's family asks that memorial contributions be made to the Lancy A. Gray Memorial Scholarship, University of Bridgeport, 271 Park Ave, Bridgeport, CT 06604.

Our prayers go out for Mrs. Gray and all Ken's family.


Rev. Michael Jenkins

Kenneth R. Gray, 55, eminent scholar chair professor of international management at the school of business and industry, Florida A and M University, died suddenly of a heart attack Saturday, March 24, 2007, while on a rock climbing trip in Tennessee. He died on top of a steep cliff, doing what he loved most, challenging his limits.

He will be buried in Philadelphia. The family will be holding a memorial service in Tallahassee at a later time. Ken's family asks that instead of flowers, memorial contributions be made to the Lancy A. Gray Memorial Scholarship, University of Bridgeport, 271 Park Ave., Bridgeport, CT 06604, or to a scholarship fund that Florida A and M's School of Business and Industry intends to establish.

Ken was born in Camp Lejeune, S.C., and grew up in Philadelphia from 1984 to 1994, attending Central High School. He received his bachelor's of science in civil engineering from New York University; an MBA and a MA from University of Chicago; and a Ph.D. in Administration and Management from Walden University, Minneapolis, Minn.

Ken and Doris lived in Kenya, where Ken taught at U.S. International University in Nairobi. Their three daughters, Lancy, Tunuka and Khadijah were born in Kenya.

Ken is survived by his wife of 25 years, Doris H. Gray, of the Department of Modern Languages at Florida State University; 2 daughters, Tunuka (17) and Khadijah (15); his mother Melvia K. Gray of Philadelphia; his brothers, Jeffrey and Timothy; and a sister, Marta.

In 2000, while Ken and his family were living in Morocco and Ken was teaching as a Senior Fulbright Scholar at Al Akhawayn University, his oldest daughter, Lancy Amelie Gray, died in a car accident in Morocco, at age 15. I will go to Philadelphia Friday. The service is Saturday. As you can see from the obituary, a contribution to the scholarship fund is preferred over flowers.

If anyone wants to e-mail a message to me, I could give it to Doris at the service, I'm sure cards could be sent to her home later.

Gordon L. Anderson Ph.D.
Secretary General Professors World Peace Academy
St. Paul, MN 55113

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