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Lynn Stephen Gray

April 3, 1949 — June 13, 2020

Lynn Stephen Gray of Berrien Springs was born in Detroit, Michigan to George and Ola Mae Gray on April 3, 1949. He attended the Berean Seventh-day Adventist Elementary School and was a 1966 graduate of Cass Technical High School. In 1971 he earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Andrews University. He received his MD from the University of Michigan Medical School in 1975.

He married Deborah Louise Dowdell on August 6, 1972. To this union were born three children: Stephen, Jennifer and Matthew.

In 1979, Dr. Gray moved to Southwest Michigan to open his own family practice office. After 16 years of solo practice, he joined the emergency team at Lakeland. Lynn was an active member of the medical community. He held the medical director position for the Orchard Grove extended care facility, the Berrien County Jail, and Planned Parenthood. He also served as a consultant to the Michigan Peer Review Organization and to Lakeland’s Case Management and Performance Improvement Departments. Lynn provided leadership roles as past-president and member of the board of the Michigan Academy of Family Physicians, past board member of the Berrien County Medical Society, past member of the board of the Michigan State Medical Society and the Medical Director of Diversity at Lakeland Healthcare. Over the years, Lynn was the recipient of numerous awards for his dedication to the community.

Lynn was an active member of the Highland Avenue Seventh-day Adventist Church in Benton Harbor. He had a heart for mission and had the privilege of going on a number of medical mission trips. His goal was to continue with mission projects after his retirement.

Lynn is survived by his wife, Deborah; his children, Stephen (Jamie), Jennifer (Eddie) and Matthew (Jayna); seven grandchildren; nephew, Eric; along with a host of family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and his older brother, George Gray Jr.

A virtual memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Sunday, June 21. Please dial in at least 10 minutes early:

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Oakwood University
or Andrews University

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