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EDGAR THOMAS GREGORY, 85, was born on October 13, 1935, to the late Ellis and Anne Mae Gregory in Lincoln County, Tennessee. He gained his heavenly wings on Wednesday, January 6, 2021, while residing with his daughter and family in Georgia. Edgar courageously fought a long battle with Alzheimer's disease. He was preceded in death by his wife, Kathlean, grandson, Emmanuel, four brothers, and one sister. Those left behind to cherish his memories are: his daughter, Lynnyetta Marie (Tymogene); goddaughter, Marilyn Ward; brothers, George (Loiuse), Oscar (Julia), James Henry (Barbara), Herman, and Robert (Theresa); sisters, Martha Ann (Willie, deceased) Wright, Jane (Charlie B.) Allen, and Alene (Larry) Gadson; loving grandchildren, Sharita (Nai), Akia, Brittini, Brandon, Christopher, Shawn, Malena, Thomas, Tymogen, Mary, Kristfer, Kynneth, and Arijah (Rija); and many cousins, nieces and nephews, and devoted friends.
In this family a true patriarch will be missed. Edgar "Eddie," was far more than a brother, father, uncle, and grandaddy. He was a friend, a confidant, and a mighty man of God. His smile would light an entire room. He was a kindhearted, humble, and strong man of valor. Throughout his life, Eddie worked hard to make sure those around him were always okay. He touched many lives from Tennessee to Michigan to Georgia.
From attending schools in Lincoln County, Tennessee to making the move to Detroit, Michigan, Eddie always seemed to operate under the grace of God and always said that he "let the spirit move him." His life showed that he followed the voice of God and lived accordingly.
After his move to Detroit in the early 1960s, he met his wife Kathlean; together they laid the foundation for family. They became proud Godparents to Marily Ward, which brought joy to their lives. A few years later, they made the decision to add to their family with a daughter, Lynnyetta (Gregory) Baker. Between these two girls, the house was always filled with love and laughter, and Eddie would not have had it any other way.
He was the true definition of a hard-working man. Eddie’s career at Faygo Beverage (Detroit) spanned thirty-five years. During his tenure there, he moved through positions and retired as a Certified Forklift Driver. When not at work, you could always find him doing yard work or at his church, working for the Lord.
Some passions of Eddie's were reading his bible, singing, and spending time with family. He loved listening to country music too. For those of us who had the honor and privilege of knowing him, we knew that he always had some wisdom to share with. It would usually begin with "Come sit, let me tell you something..."
Eddie had been a member of Metropolitan Community Tabernacle Church (Detroit) since 1993. While there, he served as a member of the Men’s Sunday School and the Usher Board. His favorite scripture was Proverbs 3:5-6, "Trust in the LORD with all thine heart, and lean not unto thine own understanding; in all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths."
Eddie, had it not been for your bravery, patience, and steadfastness many of us who affectionately love you dearly would not be where we are today! For that, we are forever in your debt and will continue to show you gratitude as we learn to continue this journey with you in our hearts.
We pray that we all can move through the remainder of our own lives' journeys just as gracefully humble with the Love filled peace that Edgar gave us all.
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