Joseph Alexander Gregory, Sr.

    Birth Date: 09/28/1944
    Deceased Date: 05/06/2021

    Angier, NC: Mr. Joseph Alexander Gregory, Sr., age 76, passed away on Thursday, May 6, 2021 at Duke Raleigh Hospital in Raleigh. Funeral Services will be 3:00 PM -Sunday, May 9, 2021 at Coats Baptist Church in Coats. Revs. Turner Matthews and Jimmy Newkirk will officiate. Burial will follow in Bethel Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery, Angier.

    Mr. Gregory was born on September 28, 1944 in Harnett County to the late NC House Representative, Carson W. Sr., and Blanche Williams Gregory. He was preceded in death by his wife and the mother of his children, Judy Garner Gregory; wife, Sandy Price Gregory; brother, Carson Gregory, Jr. Mr. Gregory was a graduate of NC State University from the College of Agriculture and Life Science. He retired after 38 years of service with Progress Energy. Mr. Gregory was a member of Coats Baptist Church.

    Surviving is his beloved wife, Gerri E. Gregory; children, Michelle Gregory Godwin and husband, Robert of Angier, Alex Gregory of Angier and fiancé, Candice White of Chapel Hill; grandchildren, Ashton D. Ennis and Gregory Paul Godwin; sister, Frances G. Avery and husband, Ronald of Coats; many nieces and nephews.

    The family will receive friends from 2:00PM to 2:45PM Sunday, May 9, 2021 prior to the service at Coats Baptist Church and other times at the home of Michelle and Robert Godwin, 2730 Carson Gregory Road Angier, NC 27501.

    Flowers are welcomed; however, memorials may be made to Bethel Primitive Baptist Church and Cemetery, c/o Frances Avery, 2150 Crawford Road Coats, NC 27521.

    In accordance with NC-COVID-19 guidelines, the funeral home suggests practicing social distancing and the three W’s: wait, wash, and wear a face covering. Masks are required for all services.

    Condolences may be sent to the family at

    Arrangements by Rose & Graham Funeral Home in Coats, NC 27521.

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