Mr Traverse Gray

  • Born: February 21, 1941
  • Died: October 21, 2019
  • Location: Woodbridge, Virginia

Greene Funeral Home

814 Franklin Street
Alexandria, VA 22314

Tel. (703) 549-0089

Tribute & Message From The Family


Mr Gray was a champion for local youth having worked in many capacities within the City of Alexandria's Recreation Department beginning in his last year at Parker Gray High School in 1959. Promoted to Director, he remained in that position until his retirement in 2006. He coached thousands over the years and was instrumental in the planning and building of the new Charles Houston Recreation Center and the continued success of the Alexandria Youth Football league. He was a strong disciplinarian and stressed teamwork to all the children he guided. He will be missed by his children, Anthony, Andre', Dennis, Denise and Traverse Jr; his grandchildren, great grandchildren, brother Harvey Gray, sister Julia Turner, his co-workers in the City and his many friends.


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Condolence & Memory Journal

Mr gray was one of the best mentors I knew through the charles houston rec center in the 90s . I Looked up to him , with the upmost respect . REST IN HEAVEN

Posted by Tyreese Pollard - Alexandria, VA - Family Friend   December 08, 2019

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God Bless. Sorry for your loss.

Posted by Esther Davis - Upper Marlboro, MD   November 05, 2019

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May he always be a guiding light over your family. My prayers are with you.

Posted by Neeah Basnight - Dale City, VA   November 05, 2019

My deepest condolences for the family, alway in my heart!

Posted by Terence Callahan - Alexandria, VA - Family Friend   November 02, 2019

You are a true legend and icon. You left your mark in the City Of Alexandria. You will forever be missed !! ♥ You and Ms Gertrude were the epitome of the res. Charles Houston Recreation will never be the same again. May you, Ms.Gertrude, Marcel, and Sonja all rejoice. You all are missed

Posted by Tyrone Parks - Alexandria, VA   November 01, 2019

Rest In Peace sir

Posted by Dr Tincie Zellars Lynch - Atlanta, GA - Friend   November 01, 2019

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Sending my deepest condolences to you and your family. Stay encouraged, know that he's no longer suffering. GOD BLESS THE GRAY FAMILY.

Posted by Caprice Foxx - Arlington, VA   November 01, 2019

My sincerest condolences, continued prayers to the family at this difficult time.

Posted by Pancy Nuckols - Woodbridge, VA   November 01, 2019

Good morning, Children of God,

May God Bless the Spirit of Traverse and the Family and Friends that he has made an impact on during his Season here on earth..
Peace..

Posted by William and Hope Mayfield - Alexandria, VA - Family Friend   November 01, 2019

Mr. Gray was a positive influence in the lives of both my children at the Lee Recreation Center. He coached them in basketball and in soft ball. When he was around, I felt my kids were safe and that our family values would be exhibited by Mr. Gray. He was a manly role model. Mr. Gray will be missed by my family.

Posted by Sharon Goffe - Alexandria, VA - Friend   October 31, 2019

Trav was a beloved figure in the Alexandria community. For many youth in the city he was a mentor and father figure.

Posted by Richard Kauffman - Alexandria   October 30, 2019

I extend my deepest sympathy to the Gray family on the passing of Mr. Gray. May God's love and compassion comfort you at this time. Isaiah 51:11

Posted by A friend   October 30, 2019