In memory of
Dorothy Miller Shields Gregory
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In memory of
Dorothy Miller Shields Gregory
Dorothy Miller Shields Gregory Dorothy Miller Shields Gregory, 91, of Greenville, N.C. died October 15. "Dot" was a loving wife to her husband of 56 years, Lewis Winston Gregory, ever-devoted mother of two, grandmother of seven, and compassionate friend to countless others. Lover of family, the Episcopal Church, the beach and dogs, she was a humble and steadfast servant of God. She possessed an unfailingly generous heart, faithful spirit, and a determination to act as peacemaker in all things. Known for her warmth and hospitality, she graced many a table with the fruits of her labors. A native of Scotland Neck, NC, Dot gave generously of her time to Trinity Episcopal Church where she served the Altar Guild, the Episcopal Church Women and as clerk of the Vestry for many years. She was a member of the Halifax County Board of Education, chair of the American Red Cross, friend of the Scotland Neck Memorial Library, and active in the Parent Teacher Association. For a time, she was society editor of the local paper, The Commonwealth. After retiring to Greenville she was a faithful member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church, active in St. Martha's chapter, office volunteer and co-editor of the newsletter, St. Paul's Epistle, for many years. She joyfully manned the St. Paul's Pumpkin Patch each fall and assisted with their annual Christmas Bazaar. A 1946 graduate of Women's College, now the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, she taught home economics in the Charlotte City Schools, and later seventh grade at Scotland Neck Junior High School. A life-long learner, she was an active member of the Garden Club, Poetry Club, numerous bridge and knitting groups, and served on the board of the Radio Reading Service. She honored her deep roots with membership in the Daughters of the American Revolution, Ancient Planters Society and Jamestown Society. Dot is survived by her daughter, Barbara Gregory Hardin of Avondale Estates, Ga., son Peter Gregory and his wife Jenifer of Greenville, by grandchildren Cary Elizabeth Garretson of Cumming, Ga., Brent Gregory of Dover, Del., Kate Hardin of Berlin, Germany, Chelsea Faulkner of Greenville, Haven Bade of New York, N.Y., and Ian Bade and Madeleine Bade of Greenville, and by devoted friends too numerous to count. Dot's family is deeply grateful for the constant devotion of her many friends and caregivers, especially during these last years. The staff at Spring Arbor Assisted Living honored her with compassionate and loving care. Dot's Hospice nurses Monica, Cathy and Linda helped her to end this life in dignity and peace. The clergy and parishioners of St. Paul's were her extended family, offering continuous and ever-faithful fellowship and spiritual support. A Memorial service will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 19, at 11 a.m. at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 401 East 4th Street, Greenville. Burial will be at Old Trinity Episcopal Church, Scotland Neck, N.C. at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to "Old Trinity Episcopal Church," Post Office Box 372, Scotland Neck, NC, 27874, or to the Dot Gregory Accessibility Fund, St. Paul's Episcopal Church. As published in The Daily Reflector
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