Irene Gregory was born May 19, 1929 the daughter of the late
Jefferson B. and Trudy Bell Gregory and her late step mother, Bonnie New Gregory.
She departed this life Wednesday, September 6, 2017 at the Wayne County Hospital reaching an age of 88 years.
On December 15, 1945, she united in marriage with Ruell D. Gregory who passed away January 29, 2014.
To this 68-year union five sons were bornWilliam "Billy" Mitchell Gregory precedes her in death, "Mike" Michael DeWayne Gregory, Jerry Allen Gregory, Gary Lee Gregory and Stewart Wayne "Tony" Gregory all survive.
Also surviving are 11 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren; and her siblingsLouise Dobbs, Beulah Mae Lloyd, Margie Watson, Herbert and Max Gregory with many nieces,nephews, other relatives and many friends to mourn her passing.
She is also preceded in death by her siblingsOneida Gregory, Bobby Ray Gregory and Paul Gene Gregory.
She was employed for many years at the Gregory Shirt Factory and later was employed at the Monticello Walmart. She had accepted Christ as her Savior and was a member of the Canada Creek Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, September 9, 2017 in the funeral home chapel with Bro. Kendall Parnell and Bro. Danny Hicks officiating. Burial was in the Elk Spring Cemetery.
Hickey and Son Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Published on September 12, 2017