Ethel Gregory

Sunrise: July 12, 1926

Sunset: June 13, 2022

Ethel Virginia Gregory, affectionately known as “Mother” and “Nana”, was a caring wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend. She left this world quietly on June 13, 2022, at the age of 95.

Ethel was born to the late David Fagan and Harriet Jones on July 12, 1926 in Camden, NC. Ethel met her husband, the late Claude Gregory, and together they had 11 children: Ethel Faye Sutton, William Gregory (preceded in death), Claude Gregory (preceded in death), James Gregory (Carol), Margaret Sharpe (Willie), Brenda Gregory, Deborah White, Charlotte Gregory, Albert Gregory, Donald Gregory (Robin), and Cheryl Roberts (James). She is also remembered, with love, by a host of grandchildren, great- grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren.

Ethel enjoyed outdoor gardening and took pride in keeping an immaculate yard. She loved creating delicious meals for her family and baking desserts; a passion that spilled over into her line of work. Throughout the years when the children attended college, their friends would often gather around her table to enjoy her home cooked meals. She was also an active member of Olive Branch Missionary Baptist Church.

When she wasn’t working, cooking, and taking care of her family, her leisure time was spent on the phone enjoying conversations with her friends, Beatrice Hill, Norma Norfleet (preceded in death), and Rose Perry (preceded in death).

Viewing Monday, June 20, 2022 9:00am-11:00am Metropolitan Funeral Service 5605 Portsmouth Blvd. Portsmouth, VA 23701 Service COME IN PERSON OR WATCH SERVICE LIVE ONLINE Monday, June 20, 2022 11:00am Metropolitan Funeral Service Portsmouth Chapel Interment Roosevelt Memorial Park 1101 Campostella Road Chesapeake, VA 23320 *Masks Required*

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    Raymond and Rhonda Lynn says

    We are deeply saddened to hear about the passing of Mrs Gregory. We will miss her and her wisdom. May God Bless.

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    Raymond and Rhonda Lynn says

    We are so deeply saddened to hear about the passing of Mrs Gregory. We will miss her and her wisdom. May God Bless.

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    Michael White says

    I loved Aunt Ethel too. I enjoyed our talks over the years. She was always an encouragement to me. My mother’s baby sister who was like a mother to me. I miss you auntie.
    Michael White

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    Ruth Ann Banks says

    Ruth Ann Banks
    I’m deeply saddened by the passing of Ms. Ethel. I have only fond memories of her, Mr
    Claude and the children. My favorite is eating biscuits in their backyard on Tatum Lane. I smile everytime I think about it. Ms. Ethel was so kind and easy to talk to. I will truly miss her. Take care family. She was a wonderful mother, lady, and friend.

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    Waverly Knight says

    My condolences to the Gregory Family. It was always a pleasure to see Ethel and her family members that accompanied her on Mother’s Day at New Shiloh. Of course, she was always beautifully dressed. I was excited to get to her as soon as the service was over. She had such a
    sweet personality and loved to communicate wth others. Family, God blessed you with a wonderful mother, grandmother. great grandmother, and etc. and he will continue to bless each of you.
    Love you! β™₯️

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    June Gregory says

    My sincerest condolences to all of the Gregory family. She was a lovely lady with a lot of love.

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    Tamyra cartledge says

    I was ms Gregory nurse pca it was a honor n a blessing to work with her she called me her sissy I just want to give my condolences to her family her kids n just want them to know I loved their mother like my own n I will never forget her she will always be in my heart forever

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    Pastor Lonnell Jones says

    On behalf of the House of Prayer Portsmouth Ministry First lady Jacqueline, Pastor Lonnell Jones, and the House of Prayer Portsmouth family. We send our deepest condolences on behalf of the passing of your mother. She fought a good fight. May the peace of God rest on this family is our prayer.

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