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Virginia Herdelene Crane Gregory

November 3, 1926 March 13, 2019
Virginia Herdelene Crane Gregory
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Virginia Herdelene Crane Gregory, 92, of Louise, Mississippi went to be Lord on March 13, 2019. Visitation will be Saturday, March 16, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. with services at 11:00 at Mortimer Funeral Home in Belzoni, Mississippi. Burial will follow in Caile Cemetery , Isola. Rev. Glenn Warrington officiating. Pallbearers are: Johnny Fair, Bo Green, Jeff Gregory, Ben Grimm, Kody Miles and Danny Fulton.

Virginia was born on November 3, 1926, weighing just 3 pounds, at Stewart Bend in Conehatta, Mississippi to the late Ab Davis Crane and Cora Della Stewart Crane Gregorgy. She had been a resident of Louise, Mississippi area for almost 69 years where she was affectionately known as "Mammaw Gregory". She was a member of First Baptist Church of Louise. She was a devoted wife, mother, aunt and grandmother and loved her family dearly. She enjoying the simple things of life, especially her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, her church family, and her neighbors. She enjoyed gardening and growing flowers, working crossword puzzles, reading but most of all sitting on the parch in her rocker enjoying the sunshine on her face and the fresh air.

Virginia married Thomas Jefferson (T.J.) on September 2, 1945. They moved to Louise, Mississippi, where was he employed by R.B. Gill Company for 33 years and she was employed by Jockey International for 32 years.

She leaves many friends and extended family members. Her sweet smile, gentle manner and devotion to her love ones will be forever cherished by them.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, daughter, Wanda Kathleen Gregory Able, sisters, Juanita Blackburn and Jean Dennis and children Maurice Gregory, Willard "Chuck" Gregory, and Tedford (Ted) Gregory.

Survivors include: Sons, Thomas Gregory (Brenda) of Texas, Douglas Gregory of Louise, daughter Jo Ann Hunt (James) of Florence, Dodd Gregory, and Barbara Jackson of Pascagoula, Jennifer J. Grimm (Eric) of Texas, Jeff Gregory of Texas, sister, Marian Register, grandchildren Nikki Fair (Johnny) of Byram, Kristen Wilkerson (Michel) of Louise and an abundance of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren as well as nieces and nephews.

Family and friends loved to eat her homemade biscuits and Lemon Meringue Pie (secret ingredient was Ritz Crackers). She loved sitting and visiting and reminiscing with her sisters about childhood memories such as taking turns riding the wagon coupling on their wy to town.

In lieu of flowers, Memorial may be made to First Baptist Church of Louise, P.O. Box 244, Louis Mississippi 39097

Mortimer Funeral Home, Belzoni, has been entrusted with the arrangements. www.mortimerfh.com


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