Patricia Berry Gregory

September 26, 1948 - June 13, 2023

09/26/1948 - 06/13/2023

Past Services

Monday June 19, 2023
1:00 pm

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St. Andrews On-the-Sound Episcopal Church

Wimington, NC

Patricia Berry Gregory, 74, passed away surrounded by her loved ones on June 13, 2023 in Virginia Beach, VA. She was born on September 26, 1948 and raised in Weeksville, NC. She was the daughter of the late Allen Kendrick Berry, Sr. and Helen Markham Berry. She was preceded in death by her husband, Curtis Ackiss Gregory, who was her best friend and love of her life for 44 years. She was also preceded in death by her brother, Allen Berry, Jr., whom she loved and missed greatly, and her sister-in-law, Margaret Ann Bright. Patricia took great love and pride in teaching students and working with parents, teachers, and administrative staff for 44 years, working first in the Elizabeth City Pasquotank School System and then as co-owner with her husband at Patricia Gregory Educational Consulting. She was a member of Eastern Shore Chapel Episcopal Church and enjoyed Bible Study on Thursdays.

Patricia is survived by her daughter, Natalie Guy, son-in-law, David Guy, and her two beautiful granddaughters, Olivia Helen Guy and Lauren Patricia Guy of Virginia Beach, VA. She is also survived by her son, John Gregory, and his family Angie Clark, Connor Clark, and Grayson Gregory of Pittsboro, NC. Patricia adored her children and grandchildren and enjoyed making special memories with them. Whether it was cooking and shopping with her granddaughters or playing dinosaurs with her grandson, she always made special time with each of her grandchildren.

In addition to her children and grandchildren, she is survived by her partner Ken Winslow, whom she loved dearly. Ken and Patricia shared five wonderful years together, living life to the fullest. Ken and his family were a blessing in Patricia’s life.

She is also survived by four sisters, Jenny McDaniels, Donna Houtz, Debbie McDougal (Andy McDougal), and Cindy Reid, all of Greensboro; several beloved nieces and nephews; a sister-in-law, Helen Gregory Winslow (Arland Winslow) of Elizabeth City, NC; and Shell Bright of Elizabeth City, NC.

Patricia was an amazing woman that was loved by many family members, friends, and former students. Her beautiful smile and contagious laugh will be remembered by many.

Graveside services will be held Monday, June 19, 2023 at 1:00 pm at St. Andrews On-the-Sound Episcopal Church in Wilmington, NC. Patricia will be laid to rest next to her late husband, Curtis Ackiss Gregory. The family will receive friends after the burial with a reception in the Parish Hall of the church. The Daughters of the King Grace Chapter at St. Andrews on the Sound, of which Patricia is a blessed member, will serve at the reception. 

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association in memory of Patricia Gregory.

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Susan Markham Goodwin
10 months ago

Patricia always was a wonderful cousin…. positive and caring when I saw her. I have fond memories of her when I was young and visited Aunt Helen and Uncle Allen. I am so glad that I saw her at my brother Jerry’s memorial service in January. As usual, she was smiling and eager to hug us all. I am proud of her dedication to teach our youth and I believe that she touched many young lives over the years. I am grateful for her service. I just wanted to reach out to the family and send them my love.

Lorretta Christiansen
10 months ago

Our heartfelt condolences are with all of the family, and her loving partner Ken Winslow.
Patricia was a very beautiful woman inside and out and will be greatly missed.

MaryFrances Eves Williamson
10 months ago

“ God’s Special Angel”
God saw Patricia getting tired and a cure as not to be found.
So He put His arms around her and whispered “Come with Me.”
A golden heart stopped beating this past Tuesday. Hard working
hands at rest. God broke our hearts to prove He only takes the best !!!
Our loss is heaven’s gain!!!! No more suffering! She’s in God’s care!

Prayers for all you family members, friends, and all the ones lives she touched!
I am so thankful God put Patrica and Ken back in my life again a few years ago. I always enjoyed their visits!
MaryFrances E Williamson
Hickory, N.C.

Pauline Shepherd
10 months ago

Patricia and Curtis became Bruce and my best friends in 1972 when we moved to Elizabeth City and bought our first home in their neighborhood. This bond of friendship has always been special as there were many miles between our homes with moves for job opportunities. We could go for months without seeing each other and then reconnect as if we were just down the street. Patricia loved her family and was so influential in the lives of her sisters and brother. When she began her consulting business she was a sought out presenter because she remained in touch with the classroom and gave excellent ideas for reaching the children of America. I am grateful for the years Ken and Patricia had together living life to the fullest. Last Tuesday I lost a precious friend that I will remember as a fiery enthusiastic lover of life and people.

Patsy McGee
10 months ago

Everyone who knew her loved her!

Ann and Allan Mcpherson
10 months ago

My dearest Berry, Gregory and Winslow families,
What a loss you have suffered. Patricia was a force to be reckoned with. Such a wonderful neighbor and friend. A teacher from a young age to her sister’s and brother. So very fitting that she became a teacher later in life.
I know how much you ALL will miss her sweet spirit. Truly the gates of heaven were opened for her the moment she left our presence.
May God walk with you as you go through these difficult days ahead.
May you know those of us that loved her are walking with you.
Ann and Allan Mcpherson

Kay oliver
10 months ago

Patricia was a lovely lady inside and out. She could light up a room with her presence. Love and comfort to her family – Kay Oliver