On May 28, 1953, God sent an Angel to earth by the name of Jacqueline "Jenkins' Gray through a beautiful vessel, the late Dorothy "Jenkins" Brown. On October 1, 2020, God bid Jackie back home for her eternal rest. Jackie was a devoted Christian, who loved God and her neighbor as herself. She was a Proverbs 31 women, who loved her husband, Aubrey Gray, devotedly, fervently, and passionately. A marriage often seen as three-strand cord, that could not easily be broken, because God was in the midst of it all. \r\n\r\nShe was educated in Frederick County Public Schools and graduated from Frederick High School in 1971. She began her professional career at Geico Insurance and excelled to the ranks of management, which garnered her an excellence in service award from the company. She managed with compassion, empathy and integrity, which won the love and admiration of all who were privy to her leadership. Her greatest accomplishment while working at Geico was the lifelong friends she made in Brenda, Mida, Gloria, Sharon, Alexis, and Rosemary. Without a doubt, she will surely be missed by her circle of friends. \r\n\r\nJackie was a true soldier in the Army of the Lord, and her second vocation was the church. As Paul writes to the church of Colossians 3:12, "as God's chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience," she was set apart in her service to the church for a time such as this. Her personal holiness was evidence in her knowing that she was "Blessed Assured," and her worship was for real. Her social holiness was seen in her care for all people. \r\n\r\nShe knew the Word and was self-taught. But she credits Rev. Dr. Vivian Jones for igniting and teaching her the deeper meaning of the text. Jackie built a grand model of the tabernacle with details for her Bible Study class at Jackson Chapel so that all could have a visual of this magnificent space. There is no doubt that the Lord was pleased because she studied to show herself approved. She was a member of Jackson Chapel UMC, but also served at Ebenezer UMC in the past. She was a dedicated Treasurer and Financial Secretary, who kept all books with accuracy and honesty. \r\n\r\nHer artistic edge was not only evident in church, but her interior decorating skill could easily rival any home decor magazine. She could paint wall and canvas with detail, and her crafts were always a best seller. Her attention to detail and perfection in all her work were simply amazing. All of us have something she made by hand in our homes. And we would follow her advice for color choice and style for many items from clothes to furnishings. Her artistic ability was not just shown inside, but her landscaping and hardscaping is beautiful, too. It is seen every time we drive down the lane to her home. \r\n\r\nThe phrase "dearly loved" epitomizes Jackie. Whether in or out of the church, people loved her immensely. She could make friends with anyone and loved all unconditionally. She believed in Family and did all she could to keep everyone together. She never would admit to having a favorite, but many would secretly admit that she was their favorite. Many family and family-in-love members shared her home address to get over life's hurdles, all without condemnation, but with relevant education to get you through life's trial. Her compassion and kindness were extended to all. She was a humble and gentle spirit that showed God's grace to all by her words, actions and deeds. \r\n\r\nIn addition to her husband, Aubrey, she leaves to cherish her memory: son, Michael Edwards; grandchildren, Mica and Lil Mike; sisters, Seena Morina (Tyrone) of Frederick, and Karen Jenkins of Hagerstown; aunts, Frances and Margaret Jenkins of Frederick; uncle, Austin Jenkins of Las Vegas, NV; in-laws, Timmy Gray (Robin), Eric Gray (Joanne), Barbara Jenkins, Jean Jenkins, Roslyn Gray, Valerie Gunter, Kim Gray, and Bonnie Gray; nieces and nephews, Theresa, Michelle, Jermaine, Chuckie, Tamieka, Sayande, Jamar, Wes, Shyra, Tiea, TJ, Trey, Duane, Antoinette, Erica, Jackie, Shawnette, Jerome, Aubrey, Taylor, and Chandler; godchildren, Yvette and DeJae; and a host of great nieces, nephews, dear cousins, and friends, along with her brothers and sisters in Christ who will miss her too. Jackie had a personal relationship with all who called her "Aunt Jackie," and they all loved her with an everlasting love.\r\n\r\nJackie was preceded in death by her: mother, Dorothy Jenkins Brown; brothers; Ronald and Charles Jenkins; sisters, Velma Israel and Janice Howard; uncles, George, Clifton, Robert, and Edward Jenkins; father and mother-in-law, Aubrey and Frances Gray; and brothers-in-law, Jeffery Gray, Karl Gray, Curtis Gunter, and John Howard. \r\n\r\nAs we mourn the passing of our beloved, nothing can compare to the spiritual manifestation at the heavenly gates when she reunites with her family and sees God. Until We Meet again, rest in peace ...our beloved, Jackie Gray. \r\n\r\nIn lieu of flowers, please plant a tree on the website or send a donation to Hospice of Frederick County.