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.