Elsie JEAN Gregory's faith became sight on March 23, 2020 as she went to be with Jesus. Jean was preceded in death by her husband, Bill; daughter, Debby Warwick, and twin sister, Jane Holloway. Jean's surviving children are, Cindy Krusenklaus, Carol Edmunds (Dan Edmunds) of Knoxville, and Bill Gregory, Jr. (Lori Gregory) of Prague, Czech Republic.
Jean loved and was loved by all those who knew her. She was an example of a strong, humble woman of God. Jean will be deeply missed but she left us a tremendous legacy.
Jean was a Sunday School teacher for 60 years at Wallace Memorial Baptist Church. She was a teacher in the Knox County school system, avid tennis player, incredible cook, talented seamstress, artist, and was a Co-Founder of Rocky Top Decorative Painters, where she taught many people how to tole paint.
Jean is survived by grandchildren, Leslie Boler, Paige Brown, Daniel Edmunds, Laura Wolfe, Ruthie Bouck, Ben Gregory, Andrew Gregory, Sarah Schomer, and Kira Krusenklaus; great grandchildren, Molly and Ty Boler, Jansen and Will Brown, Luke and Asher Wolfe, Kelsey, and son-in-law, David Warwick.
Services will be private. Gentry Griffey Funeral Chapel is honored to serve the Gregory family and invites you to view and sign the online registry.
ED AND TERRY SHOEMAKER …... I REMEMBER JEAN AS A GRACIOUS,LOVING,ENCOURAGING ,AND TALENTED FRIEND,MENTOR AND A WOMAN OF GOD.SHE TAUGHT ME HOW TO PAINT SHIRTS AND I LOVED EVERY MINUTE OF IT. SHE WAS ALWAYS PATIENT,ENCOURAGING AND FUN.IF YOU WERE LUCKY ENOUGH TO EAT AT JEANS' HOUSE,YOU WERE IN FOR A REAL TREAT! I HAVE SOME OF HER RECIPES,WHICH ARE ALL OUTSTANDING! ED AND I ARE PRAYING FOR ALL OF THE FAMILY. YOUR PARENTS LEFT A GODLY LEGACY.
Jean was such an encourager to Randy and me when we came to Wallace Memorial in 1971. She was a great Sunday school teacher. She taught me to paint with acrylic paints. She was a great hostess and loved people. But even greater she loved our Lord and missions. I even played tennis with her a few times. She will be missed.
Kathy & Herb Arnett
Everything Jean did she did well. And she especially taught the Word well. Class was always over too soon. Home at last! Home at last! It is an honor to have known Jean.
Jean was such a special Sunday School teacher. We learned so much but had really fun times. She painted us Christmas tree ornaments as Christmas presents and I still hang mine on my tree. When people mention someone who has been an influence in your life I always think of Jean. Blessings to you.
We have known and loved Bill and Jean for many years; for Ron since before WMBC at 1st Baptist Fountain City. Now these two saints are together with our Lord! We are praying for your beloved family. Ron and Conda Mize
I cherish the memory of Mrs. Gregory. She was my English teacher at Gresham and was so kind to me. I have a wooden ladybug that she painted and gave me when I was in the hospital. What a sweet woman she was. My sympathies to her family.
JEAN was my Sunday School Teacher for years at Wallace for years. She was a wonderful teacher and looked forward to hearing her every Sunday Morning.
Loved by so many people including me. Feel really fortunate to have her as a mentor. Praying for all of family especially during the hard days ahead. Love to all.
Jack and Carol Moyers
Cindy and Bill. Your mother was a precious lady. She worked with me and taught tole painting at the Knox County Adult Home Economics Center where she taught many in the area to paint. I have several pieces that she painted, which I cherish and will always remember her. Hold onto your memories to help you through these difficult times ahead. May God bless and keep you.
Sending prayers and love during this difficult time. Her impact on her family and the community is such a sweet legacy to have.
Hugs to all
This precious lady was my Sunday School teacher for many years....What a blessing! So many sweet memories. "Well done, thou good and faithful servant....." Matthew 25-21...I'm sure she has now entered "into the joy of thy Lord" and Heaven is a little brighter.Love and prayers to her family. Carolyn McClain
The family of Martha and Deedle Walker has your family in our prayers. Our parents were great friends for many years even shared their weddings together in Washington, DC.
The family of Martha and Deedle Walker send you our prayers. Our parents were great friends for many years. They shared the same wedding in Washington, DC.
I am so sorry for your loss. May your memories of your mother give you comfort.
With heartfelt sympathy,
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