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Elizabeth Gregory

Born: Sat., Sep. 1, 1928
Died: Tue., Sep. 1, 2020


1:30 PM to 2:00 PM, Sun., Sep. 06, 2020
Location: New Light Missionary Baptist Church

Celebration of Life

2:00 PM Sun., Sep. 06, 2020
Location: New Light Missionary Baptist Church

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GREENSBORO – Elizabeth Gregory, 92, entered eternal rest at Beacon Place on September 1, 2020 which is also her 92nd birthday.

She was born to the late George and Willa Malloy Smith in Candor, NC and was the 10th child of 13 children.

She attended the Montgomery County Schools System.

She was best known by her nieces and nephews as “Aunt Sister”.  She loved sports and her favorite football team was the Dallas Cowboys.  In the summer, she would start her canning and making chow-chow.  Elizabeth love to play cards especially spades and bid whist with her nieces and nephews. 

Elizabeth was employed by North Carolina A&T State University where she worked in the Student Union.  She was also employed by Jordan Marsh for several years.  

She was a member of New Light Missionary Baptist Church for 44 years where she served on the hospitality committee.  Elizabeth loved her pastor very much.

She was preceded in death by her husband Paul and two sons, Danny Smith and Aaron Gregory; four sister, Roberta Turner, Essie Smith, Bessie Smith and Ida Turner; six brothers, Hazester Smith, Lester Smith, Curlie Smith, George W. Smith, George N. Smith and Clifton Smith; one great-granddaughter, Reyne Breanna Little (Bre Bic).

Elizabeth leaves to cherish her memories two sons, Larry Smith (Michelle) of Silver Spring MD, Lonnie Gregory of Greensboro; two daughters, Jessie Smith and Paulette Hudson (Ray) of Greensboro; two sister, Marion Spinks and Pecolia Harrington of Greensboro; three sisters-in-law, Fannie Smith of Atlantic City, NJ, Margaret Smith of Washington, DC and Gladys Smith of Greensboro; twelve grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren; a host of nieces and nephews.

A special thank you to Moses Cone Staff, Hospice Care Staff, BC Cooper, Ushers and Men of Distinction for always assisting her during service.

The public viewing will be held from 11:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Saturday, September 5, 2020 at Serenity Funeral Home, 1024 Homeland Avenue, Greensboro, NC.

A celebration of life service will be held 2:00 p.m. Sunday, September 6, 2020 at New Light Missionary Baptist Church, 1105 Willow Road, Greensboro, NC.  The family visitation will begin at 1:30 p.m.  Reverend Cardes H. Brown, Jr. will deliver the eulogy.

Interment will follow in Lakeview Memorial Park, 3600 N. O’henry Blvd., Greensboro, NC.

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   Posted Wed September 02, 2020
I’m so sorry for your loss. May the God of all comfort help you during this difficult time. (2Corinthians 1:2,4 & Psalms 83:18). Jesus taught us to pray for God’s Kingdom to come because He knew it would intervene to solve all mankind’s problems even sickness and death. (Revelation 21:3-5 & Daniel 2:44).

Beatrice Turner
   Posted Sun September 06, 2020
To the family of Elizabeth Gregory,
Larry, Lonnie, Jessie and Paulette

To the family of Elizabeth Gregory, I am heartbroken with the news of aunt Sisters passing. I will always carry her smile with me as I'm sure you will too. She had a wonderful spirit and it was always a joy to be around her. As I told Aunt Marion we're never ready to lose a loved one, but God sees much further down the road than we do,
and HE has her in his kingdom now. I pray he will comfort you and carry you through this time of loss. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. Love to you all, Beatrice

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