Gaynelle Gregory

Gaynelle Gregory

Gaynell Miller Gregory, 84, of 325 Old US 17 Road, Hertford, NC died at her residence on Saturday, November 2, 2013.  She was born in Perquimans County, NC on February 23, 1929 to the late John Kelly Miller, Sr. and the late Julia White Miller and was the widow of the late Hersey Earl Gregory, Sr.  Mrs. Gregory was a retired assistant cafeteria manager at Farm Fresh and was a member of the Woodville Baptist Church where for many years she was the choir director.  Mrs. Gregory loved music, gardening, and doing yard work.  She always had a loving smile and a kind word for everyone.  She will be truly missed by everyone that knew her.

She is survived by two daughters, Sylvia Gregory Berry of Elizabeth City, NC and Phyllis Gregory Cohoon and husband, Walt of Elizabeth City, NC; one brother, John Kelly Miller, Jr. of Sumter, SC.  She is also survived by her three grandchildren, Justin Berry, Julia Berry, and Britt Berry Godfrey and husband, Arden. She leaves behind a very special friend, Ben Smith.  Mrs. Gregory was preceded in death by a daughter, Shirley Gregory and a son, Hersey Earl Gregory, Jr.

A service of remembrance will be held Wednesday, November 6, 2013, at 11:00 am in Twiford Memorial Chapel by the Rev. Toni Wood.  Burial will be in New Hollywood Cemetery.  The family will receive friends and relatives in the lobby of the funeral home immediately following the service and at other times at her residence, 325 Old US 17 Road, Hertford, NC.  Twiford Funeral Home, 405 E. Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is assisting the Gregory family.  Online memorial condolences may be sent to the family at

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  1. Darlene Ivey Brooks

    Mrs. Gregory was the sweetest lady and I am so sorry for the family’s loss of her. My deepest sympathies to you all.

  2. Sarah McLawhorn Harris

    Such a shock….my prayers and love go out to you and your family. Cherish your memories and know you will see her again one day.
    Sarah & Randy

  3. Jenny Harris

    Phyllis, I know this is so hard but you have my prayers and love for stronger days ahead. Cherish the good memories you had with mama Nell. She is an Angel above us now! Love Jenny & Miles

  4. Rhonda & Jesse Wood

    Phyllis ~ Very sorry to hear about Ms. Nell. Thoughts & prayers are with you & Sylvia & family now & in the days ahead.

    With our Sympathy,
    Rhonda & Jesse Wood

  5. Lynn Tadlock

    Aunt Nell was one of my favorite Miller girls besides ( Myrt of course). She was always happy, had a joke or funny story to share. I have many fond memories of her, but her Willie Nelson impression and rendition of “On the road again” is one that always brings a smile to my face.
    My thoughts and prayers are with her daughters, I know they will miss her. Cause I will miss her too.
    Lynn Tadlock

  6. Rodney and Wayne Sawyer

    Aunt Nell will truly be missed by our entire family. We had a kindred spirit and fondness that exceeds explanation. The girls have our deepest admiration for always supporting her and our sympathy during this time of loss. We will always be here for you and always remember the bond of kinship. See you soon,
    Love Rod and Wayne

  7. Liz Banks

    I’m so sorry to hear of Nell’s passing. She was a kind and funny lady I was glad to know even a little. My thoughts are with the family.

  8. margene curtice

    I am so sorry about the loss of your mother. She was lucky to have daughters that loved her as much as you two did.

  9. Joyce Banks Harris

    My deepest sympathy and prayers to each of you. Ms. Nell was a very sweet lady that I will always remember. Especially the stories that included my mom’s family! Keep the memories close to you, write down the tales for future generations, and know that her caring smile will always be remembered by many!Blessings to each of you. Joyce

  10. Woody and Gwen Stevens

    Phyllis, Sylvia, and Family,
    Our deepest sympathy to you and your families. May God’s Blessing Be With You During this Difficult time. Gwen

  11. faye bunch

    Phyllis and Sylvia

    Thoughts and Prayers are with you and your Family at this time of sorrow.

    Mollie Bunch Belch and Family

  12. Coston & Debbie Sawyer

    Phyllis so sorry to hear of this news. Our deepest sympathy are with you and your family. Always treasure your memories of her. I remember her at Farm Fresh in the cafeteria. She always was a kind lady and was loved by so many people. Pray that God gives you and the family comfort in the coming days and know we are here for you.
    Coston & Debbie Sawyer

  13. Cliff Webster, Jr.

    What the greatness of an amazing woman, who bore amazing people. I’ve got several memories of Gaynell in my life of growing up through college – many I heard through Justin, many I’ve personally witnessed, but the one thing I remember more than anything is her Spirit and Love beaming out of her heart. There is no greater strength. Can you imagine being a woman so appreciative of what she had, so proud of her children and so much a visionary of the future through her grand children. A soul so humble, it’s peaceful. Thank you Gaynelle!

  14. Paul Pureza

    Phyllis & Sylvia and Family,

    Sorry to hear of your mother passing away. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.


  15. Karen Spence Jackson

    Phyllis & Sylvia:

    Condolences in the loss of your mother. I never had the opportunity to personally know your mom both I know she was as sweet as her daughters. Know we are thinking of you at this sad time.

    Jeff & Karen

  16. Larry Williams

    Phyllis and Sylvia, May God hold you in the palm of his hand as you both face the lose of your beautiful mother!!

  17. Teresa and Bird

    We are sorry for your loss. She was a sweet lady, always had a friendly smile! Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  18. Deanna Hawthorne

    Sylvia and Phyllis,
    I am Nell’s brother, John Kelly’s granddaughter. I am so sorry to hear of your loss. If she was anything like my granddad, she was a pretty amazing person. We are praying for you all!
    With love,
    The Miller/Hawthorne/Steltzer Family in Sumter, SC

  19. Wanda & David Disbennett

    Dear Phyllis,Sylvia & Family,

    Sending you our deepest Sympathy. May God have his arms around you during this very difficult time. Sending you love and keeping you and your family close in our thoughts and prayers.

  20. Phyllis Nixon Davis

    Sylvia, Phyllis and family,

    I am so sorry for your loss. I have such fond memories of “Miss Nell” as do so many. Please know that you are in my thoughts.

  21. Chris Whitehurst

    I’m so sorry for your loss. I know this must be hard. Please let me know if there’s anything I can do to be of help.

  22. Esther Whitehurst ( mother of Chris Whitehurst )

    I’m so sorry for your tremendous loss. When you lose a mother you lose your best friend in life. I know this because I lost mine a few years ago. Thinking of you and your family at this time. Let us know If there’s anything we can do for you all.

  23. Jimmy Anderson

    Dear Phyllis and Sylvia

    So sorry for your loss, I sincerely hope those good memories play over and over in your hearts and bring you comfort especially now. I thought a lot of your mother and will always remember her kind and loving spirit.

    Sincerely, Jimmy Anderson

  24. Clare Everett

    So sorry to hear of your loss. Such a sweet lady always in her yard watering flowers. Will be sadly missed I’m sure but not forgotten. Our Memories help us through these times. Prayers to family and friends God Bless. Duck and Clare.

  25. Charles Ferrell

    So very sorry to hear about your loss. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family.

    Charles Ferrell

  26. Joy

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We will miss seeing Mrs.Gaynell in the office.
    Dr. King and Staff

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