In Loving Memory of

Mary Mefford Gregory

08/30/1925 - 06/19/2013

Mary Mefford Gregory, 87 of Gainesville, formerly of Panama City, Florida, passed away on June 19, 2013 at E.T. York Hospice Care Center.  Mrs.  Gregory was born on August 30, 1925 in Osceola, Missouri to Lawrence Mefford and Ellen Thompson.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Billy Gregory, parents, sister Betty Hadley, and brothers Lawrence and Charles Mefford.  She was also preceded in death by her son, Lawrence Gregory (Melanie) of Wetumpka, AL.

Mrs. Gregory is survived by her daughter Laurie Gregory Bell and grandsons, Gregory (Santiya) Bell, Robert Bell, Seth Gregory, and Ian Gregory; granddaughters, Anna Gregory, Jodi (Russell) Perraud, and Kim (Kevin) Clarke; and great-grandchildren Sunny and Oliver Bell, Rachel and Sean Perraud, and Katie and Christopher Clarke.

Mary worked as a secretary at the Pentagon and various Air Force facilities around the world.  She loved boating and spending time at the beach with her family.  She was a voracious reader, enjoyed crossword puzzles, and could beat everyone at Jeopardy!  She was a member of Amvets post 2298 Ladies Auxiliary. She was beautiful until the day she died.

A memorial service will be held on Friday, July 5, 2013 at 10:00 AM at Forest Meadows Memorial Park Central, Chapel in the Meadows, 4100 NW 39th Avenue, Gainesville, FL. Inurnment will follow.


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  1. Judy L. at · Reply

    Dear Family,
    “May you have undeserved kindness and peace from God our Father of tender mercies and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our tribulation, that we may comfort those in any sort of tribulation through the comfort with which we ourselves are being comforted by God.”—
    2 CORINTHIANS 1:2-4; God does comfort us with the grand resurrection
    hope when he in REVELATION 21:4;”And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be any more the former things have passed away.” What a God of tender mercies!
    Sincerely Yours, Judy L.

  2. Martha R. Harrell at · Reply

    I am a volunteer at the E. T. York Care Center. It was the highlight of my day to visit with Mary each week. As we talked and laughed, I noticed the twinkle in her eyes. She must have been fun to be around. I visited her on Tuesdays for five weeks in a row. We became instant friends. I was saddened by her absence this week. May blessings and the light of Grace shower dear Mary. Martha R. Harrell

  3. Dot & Paul Hendrick at · Reply

    Laurie – We were so saddened when we read of you loosing your Mom. We used to have so much fun at the Tyndall Yacht Club and remember the times she and your Dad would go on our boat to drift around in the bay at night and sing songs to our recordings of the “old ones” Your Dad knew all the words. Please know that you and the family are in our prayers. Thinking of you sadly. Dot & Paul Hendrick

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