Alcorn State family mourns the passing of Jayla A. Gray

The entire Alcorn State University community is deeply saddened and mourns the passing of student scholar Jayla A. Gray during an early morning automobile accident near Port Gibson. Jayla was a sophomore, elementary education major from Jackson, Mississippi. She was active with both the gospel and concert choirs. 

The passing of a student deeply affects the entire Alcorn family and is especially difficult and heartbreaking. Alcorn sends our deepest sympathies and prayers to Jayla’s parents, family, and friends. We give thanks for her life and for the scholastic talents and vitality that she brought to Alcorn. We will keep our memories of her alive in our hearts and ask the Alcorn community to keep all of Jayla’s loved ones and friends along with faculty, staff, and students, in their thoughts and prayers.

Individual and group counseling services are available to students, faculty, and staff through the university’s counseling center. More information regarding funeral arrangements will be released once confirmed.