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12 Jul 2013

The SUN remembers Rev. William H. Gray III

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July 12, 2013 Category: Local Posted by:

ABOVE PHOTO: During the early 1980’s –Congressman William H. Gray, III (second from left) with Gray Congressional Chief of Staff J. Whyatt Mondesire (far left), Radio personality Georgie Woods (third from right) and businessman Donald ‘Ducky’ Birts.

(Photos courtesy of Donald ‘Ducky’ Birts and Associated press)

 

The SUN offers a few last glimpses of former Congressman, Rev. William H. Gray III, a man who blazed his own trails through civil and human rights as a political man and a religious man. 

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PHOTO: Congressman Bill Gray with former Philadelphia Mayor W. Wilson Goode. 

 

Gray, who rose to influential positions in Congress and was the first black to become majority whip, died suddently last Monday,  July 1 at 71. 

 

Gray was on vacation in London with one of his sons attending the Wimbledon tennis championships.

 

 

Memorial service for Rev. Gray

The Celebration of Life Memorial Service for the Reverend William H. Gray, III will be held at Bright Hope Baptist Church, 12th Street & Cecil B. Moore Avenue on Saturday, July 13, 2013 at 11AM. Please continue to pray for Rev. Gray’s mother, wife, sons, daughter-in-law, and grandchildren.

 

 

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