Kenneth Ray Lloyd, Jr.

kenneth lloyd, jr.
Kenneth Ray Lloyd, Jr., died Wednesday February 27, 2019, in his home in Charlotte. "Ken" was born on January 21, 1968, in Magnolia, Arkansas, to Priscilla Fortner Lloyd and the late Kenneth Ray Lloyd, Sr. In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Emilie Bedient; sister, Katherine Lloyd; nephew, Kamiron Lloyd-Salters; and several aunts and cousins. Ken graduated from Enka High School and Appalachian State University. He was a co-owner of Jeff's Bucket Shop. He loved animals, all sports, music and attending concerts all over the U.S. and Europe. A memorial service will be held Saturday, March 16, 2019. at 4:00 p.m. in the Patton Avenue chapel of Groce Funeral Home. Following the service a celebration of Ken's life will be held at the Cantina at historic Biltmore Village, 10 Biltmore Plaza, Asheville, NC 28803 at 6:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers those who wish may send donations to Brother Wolf Animal Rescue ( or to the Save the Music foundation (

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  1. Love and Miss You Ken!
    You were such a sweet guy
    and shall always remain in my
    heart and be remembered for your
    fun personality, smile and kindness.

  2. So many great memories of fun times in high school. This breaks my heart. Thoughts and prayers for the family during this difficult time.

  3. Emilie,
    My deepest condolences to you, and all who knew Ken. May your loving memories bring you comfort during this difficult time. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  4. Great memories and even a better friend! Will never forget his laugh … it still makes me smile when I think about it. Love you brother!

  5. I was saddened to hear about Ken’s passing, I’ll miss seeing him out and chatting with him. He was a wonderful person and will be missed!

  6. Dancing will never be the same without you. You always made me feel special and fabulous, and you were special and fabulous. I miss you so much.

  7. Ken, I knew you for more than 20 years. Your face was one I always looked forward to seeing when going out. Your smile was contagious. As we got older and the clubbing days ended, we didnt see each other. But I always thought about good times with friends. You were one of the greatest. So many people will miss you. My heart breaks for all of your family and all of your friends. It’s never easy losing anyone. But when its a sweet person like you, it makes it even harder.

  8. I will miss you my friend. Thank you for several great adventures, and for introducing me to fried pickles. It is your sweet nature I will miss the most. I hope we meet again some day.

  9. My heart breaks for Ken’s family and loved ones. He was a special person and will be sorely missed. My love to all of you.

    To Emilie – I’m glad that knowing Ken brought me to having you as (even though it’s only been online thus far) a presence in my life. You are an extraordinary woman. I wish I could do something to make this easier for you.

    To Ken:

    We had some really fun memories. You were someone I always looked forward to seeing and whose company I always enjoyed.

    I’ll never forget dancing with you and exploring Burning Man with you. I fondly remember watching the sunrise on the playa with a glass of ‘breakfast wine’ on ice, and raiding your cooler with you for cold cuts and cheese sticks as we geared up for the night of dancing ahead.

    I had a lot of scars after a three year relationship with a man who made me feel like I should hide my body–you were one of the people whom I always felt beautiful around and I never thanked you for that. Thank you.

    Until we meet again, my friend. I hope the rainbow bridge is a sparklier place and your face is a smilier place. Joy to the world and beyond! XO XO

  10. Dear Family,

    It is always sad to hear news that a classmate has passed away. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. Praying for peace, comfort and strength during this time and the days ahead.

  11. You will be missed but never forgotten. You are a great friend. ‘Together in Darkness, Together in Light’?

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