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Memorial Funeral Home

613 Bunch Street, Corinth, MS

OBITUARY

Dr. Ray N. Gregory Sr.

January 2, 1939September 26, 2019

Dr. Ray N. Gregory Sr.

A Celebration of Life Service for Dr. Ray N. Gregory Sr. 80, will be held 1:00 PM Monday, September 30, 2019 at First Baptist Church, 501 Main St., Corinth, MS. with Rev. Dennis Smith Officiating. Burial will be in the Henry Cemetery.

A receiving of family and friends for Dr. Ray will be held Monday, September 30, 2019 from 11:00 AM to 12:45 PM at First Baptist Church.

Much-loved husband, father and papaw, Dr. Ray N. Gregory, Sr, left this world as his faith became sight on Thursday, September 26, 2019.

Dr. Gregory was born on January 2, 1939, in Myrtle, MS, to Bryant and Letha Gregory. He graduated from University of Mississippi Medical School, completed his training at Baptist Hospital in Memphis, and then served his country in the U.S. Army for two years at Fort Bragg in North Carolina. In 1974 he began serving the Corinth community as a general surgeon and did so tirelessly for forty years until his retirement in 2013.

Dr. Gregory was extremely committed to the well-being of his patients and was a gifted physician who was not only skilled in the operating room, but at the bedside of those he cared for as well. He was a long-time member of First Baptist Church. He loved farming, music, laughing, a good story, flowers, and most of all he loved his family and his God.

Dr. Gregory is survived by his wife of 55 years, Lena Jolly Gregory, his children Bevin Wilder (Royce), Jenny Gregory and Ray Gregory, Jr. (Jessica), and his five grandchildren, Alaina, Brianna, Daniel, Trey, and Rebecca. He is also survived by a sister and two brothers and many loving extended family. Dr. Gregory is preceded in death by his parents, Bryant and Letha Gregory, three sisters and five brothers.

In lieu of flowers, please send memorial gifts to Romanian American Mission or the International Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention, so that others can have the same hope that he had.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.memorialcorinth.com for the Gregory family.

Arrangements are under the care Memorial Funeral Home.

Services

  • Receiving of Family and Friends Monday, September 30, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Monday, September 30, 2019

Memories

Dr. Ray N. Gregory Sr.

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Nsomi Soesrs

October 3, 2019

My name is Naomi Spears. I was a Southward when I worked in surgery. I worked as a scrub nurse under the guidance of such wonderful people as Dorothy, Robbie, Betty who trained me as a scrub tech. Dr. Gregory taught me so much. The first time I soloed on a gallbladder, he said cut, clamp, tie. And I thought,"what?". The surgery went so fast that I didn't have time to think about what he said until we were almost done and we had a bleeder. I gave him a hemastat and suture and he tied the bleeder off and he said, " I thought you would get it." I finally could do a gallbladder in my sleep. He operated on me twice and I would have let him do brain surgery on me. He was so naturally gifted.
I could go on and on. Dr. Ward would just say lay your head on my shoulder when it got a little hectic. Doc would call me Namoni. Lol. He had a natural eye and feel in his profession and I will forever be thankful to him and those others who have gone on before him for training me in the work that became my passion. My prayers will be with his dear family that he loved so much. My son was in Japan and one of the girls had thought about going he told me and so he often asked how my son liked it there. He was truly a great gift from God. I pray God keep His loving arms of protection around Doc's family and friends❣❤ I am the one in the middle, very short, next to my husband.

G. W. Childs

September 29, 2019

Dr. Gregory was an outstanding servant for our county as he exercised his surgical skills. A friend of mine who had gone to Memphis for surgery was asked by his surgeon, "Why did you come over here to me? You have one of the best surgeons in the Southeast in Corinth. I trained him." The doc did successful surgery on me, my wife, and twice on my father. The last time I saw him and chatted with him was in his son's pottery shop. I am grateful that he was able to help so many of us. May God's richest blessings be on his grieving family.

Kathy Loveless

September 28, 2019

Dr. Gregory, was an amazing doctor and a wonderful man! We have talked about him lovingly and grateful for him many times through the years. He also did surgery on my child in the early 80s my son was around 12 years old. And Dr. Gregory did appendix surgery on him and saved his life with the help of God beside him! He told us afterwards that his appendix was probably an hour away from bursting. We will never forget him, he was the sweetest, memorable, Kindest doctor that I have ever met! Even to this day. He was the best and what people need when going through something like surgery. A great man! RIP Dr Gregory. God Bless his family.

Valerie Gunther

September 28, 2019

When my appendix ruptured and noone caught it. (How???) We still do not know how I did not die. Going weeks with that in my body. God was in that operating room with an experienced and gifted surgeon, Dr. Ray Gregory who passed away this week. I am a walking miracle. And I have never forgotten him. I am so sad to hear of his passing. My recovery from that surgery was long and difficult, and he was kind and lovely, professional and patient. Honest, funny and considerate. He is what a surgeon, a medical professional should be.
I will always be thankful that he was there when I needed a surgeon. RIP Dr. Gregory. I think about him every day. Thankful I have my family. That I have the life that I have now. God was with him that day.

Peggy Thornton

September 27, 2019

I remember Dr Gregory, years ago he done surgery on me I will never forget him standing by my bed before I went in for surgery, asking me if he could pray , I told him yes please, he was a wonderful caring Dr, he will be missed, RIP ,

Kathy James

September 27, 2019

Dr Gregory was a great and sweet man..he was my Dr in the 80s treated me like his family..very caring Dr who took time to listen to you. Interduced me to his daughter in his office. of course she was running around barefooted he said she never wears shoes..told him I cant blame her..She also was very sweet..always spoke to me outside of being a Dr he always put a smile on your face. Will be missed..Prayers for all his sweet family..

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY