Glenna Carol Gregory
Lewis & Gillum Funeral Homes
28 Harding Avenue, Jackson, OH 45640
Glenna Carol Gregory, known to many as Meme, has overcome her battle with Dementia. She passed away peacefully at Jenkins Care Community on Friday, September 3rd, 2021. The family is so grateful for the care she received while there. At last, her mind, body, and soul are reunited and at peace again. While this may seem like a time of grief and sadness for many, her family and friends celebrate her life, the memories they have with her, and the fact that she may finally be whole again. The family's hearts have been put at ease knowing she is back with the love of her life, Marvin.
Those who knew Carol after she became a Meme, knew her as a strong-willed matriarch that let nothing stand in her way. She knew when to listen and stand down, but more importantly she knew when to stand up and make her presence known. She was much like that of the head lioness of a pride. She made sure her family was safe and taken care of, but she also made sure the rest of the pride was protected as well. She took care of everyone, blood related or not. If you were a friend of her daughter or granddaughters, you were like one of her own.
To those who knew Carol before she was a Meme, you know she worked unbelievably hard to earn everything she had in her life. She grew up in the Appalachian Mountains of West Virginia and spent much of her time with her siblings and grandparents. She had some amazing stories of the trials and tribulations she experienced growing up. Much of which shaped her into the hard-working woman that she was. She worked so hard for so many years to make sure her family was well taken care of.
She eventually met Mr. Marvin Gregory and never wanted for anything more after that day. They were quite literally made for each other. Anyone that knew them knew how much love they had for one another. He was her everything. Her granddaughters can only hope that they find a man as wonderful as their Poppy.
Not long after his passing, Carol's mind started to slowly leave her. During this time, she met one of her best friends who is now a member of her family, Johnna Rawlins. She helped care for Carol through the good days and the bad, through the ups and downs, and everything in between. She was there for her and her family until Carol took her last breath. Carol's family and friends would like to take this opportunity to thank Johnna for her friendship to Carol. She is truly an angel. Not only was Johnna an angel to Carol and her family, but so were the Hospice workers from Adena. Carol was their utmost priority and they advocated for her as such. Her family will forever be grateful for all of them. The family would also like to thank Shelly Horch for being with Carol while she was able to be at home.
Carol loved her daughter, Jodi and granddaughters, Mikie and Sydney more than life itself. She would have given them the world if she had the means. They too loved her more than anything in this world. Watching her progress through the processes of Alzheimer's was truly heartbreaking for them.
Meme was a giver. She was a giver of her time, her patience, her resources, and most importantly her love. Because of this the family asks that in lieu of flowers or gifts, that you simply give in her memory. Give your time to a friend in need, give your patience to someone who needs you to listen, give some of your resources to a local charity, and give your love to the ones that are closest to your heart. If you are unsure of a charity to donate to, the family has picked several that they believe Meme would appreciate:
Janie Hatfield Memorial Scholarship at Oak Hill High School
Loryn Cassady Memorial Scholarship at Logan High School
St Jude's Children's Hospital
Nina West Foundation
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio
Any local food bank
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Lewis & Gillum Funeral Home of Jackson. No public services will be held per her wishes. Online condolences may be sent to www.lewisgillum.com.