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Sylvia Joyner Gregory

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ROCKY MOUNT — Sylvia Joyner Gregory, 73, died Saturday, July 15, 2017, in her home. Funeral will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Wilson Memorial Service, 2811 Fieldstream Drive, Wilson. Burial will be in Rock Hill Cemetery near Milbournie Free Will Baptist Church, Wilson. The family will be at the funeral home from 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesday. She was a member of Harvest Baptist Church, Rocky Mount, and retired from the Boice-Willis Clinic having worked with Dr. Bill Deans for 32 years. Time with her family was very important — especially her granddaughter, Lisa Renee, who was the apple of her eye. She was loved by all who knew her. Sylvia is survived by her daughter, Cheri Dudley (James) of Elm City; granddaughter, Lisa Renee Dudley; sisters, Shirley Barnes of Elm City, Alice Godwin and Jean Barnes of Wilson, Lois Reif (Ronnie) of Chicago. She was preceded in death by her parents, Eddie and Mettie Joyner; sisters, Sue Creekmore, Loraine Starling and Ethel Williams; brothers, James, George and Joseph Joyner; and a special friend, Cliff Matthews. Memorials are suggested to Hospice & Palliative Care of Nash, 2460 Curtis Ellis Drive, Rocky Mount, NC 27804-2237 or to Rocky Mount Academy, 1313 Avondale Ave., Rocky Mount, NC 27803-1308. And from the family: “We would like to thank all of our friends who have shown so much support to us during this time. We thank the Hospice staff, especially Lynn Bradshaw, to whom we will always be grateful.” Arrangements by Wilson Memorial Service, 252-237-7171, www.wilsonmemorialservice.com.