Reverend Eddie Eugene Gregg, Sr., was born in Florence, South Carolina, on July 16, 1943, to Alex Gregg and Juanita Farmer Gregg Merritts. Reverend Gregg transitioned to his resting place at McLeod Regional Medical Center on September 2, 2023. Although our time was cut short, our hearts will forever be filled with joy and honor because we were graced with his presence for eighty (80) years.
Reverend Gregg attended Poynor High School and later studied at Morris College in Sumter, South Carolina, receiving a degree in Theology. He was a cement finisher for many years, later employed at Bethea Baptist Community Homes, and retired after thirty (30) years of dedicated service. In addition to being a fisher of men (Matthew 4:19), Reverend Gregg loved fishing.
Reverend Gregg received the gift of the Holy Ghost under the leadership of Elder Willie Mitchell, Progressive Church of Jesus Christ. Later, he joined Mount Olive Pentecostal Holiness Church under the leadership of Bishop R. Robinson, where he was ordained as an Elder. After receiving excellent teaching as an Elder, Reverend Gregg transitioned to The Southern Church of Jesus Christ (Apostolic) INC. to serve in the Christian ministry as an Elder at Saint Matthews Apostolic under the leadership of Bishop/Overseer Frank B. Saunders,. Upon the passing of the late Bishop R. Robinson, Reverend Gregg transitioned back to Mount Olive Pentecostal Holiness Church, where he became pastor and served in that capacity until his untimely passing.
He was a dedicated family man who loved his family. His wife for 62 years, Bobbie Jean, was the love of his life and best friend. He was a faithful Christian who loved the Lord; his last word before transitioning was “GLORY.”
Reverend Gregg was preceded in death by his mother, Juanita Farmer Gregg Merritts; father, Alex Gregg; stepfather, Abraham Merritts; two sisters, Joan Bradley and Mary Alice Gregg; and great-grandson, Joshua McPherson.
Reverend Gregg leaves to cherish his precious memories: his wife, Bobbie Jean Gregg; two children, Eddie (Carmen) Gregg Jr. of Columbia, South Carolina, and Cynthia Gregg of Florence, South Carolina; three grandchildren, April (Wendell) McPherson-King of Columbia, South Carolina, Alicia (Alonzo) McPherson-Jeffery and Ava McPherson, both of Florence, South Carolina; five great-grandchildren, Alaysia McPherson, Jalen McPherson, Johnathan McPherson, Lauren McPherson, and Madison McPherson - all of Florence, South Carolina; one great great-grandchild, Jayda McPherson of Florence, South Carolina; two brothers, Abraham (Esther) Merritts of Marion, South Carolina, and Roosevelt (Arletta) Merritts of Cincinnati, Ohio; four sisters, Ethelene Kennedy, Elizabeth (Billy) Young both of Effingham, South Carolina, Juanita (Samuel) Mitchell of Atlanta, Georgia and Jackie (Anthony) Williams of Rocky Mount, North Carolina; two sister in laws, Margie Pipkins of Florence, South Carolina and Eugenia Sexton of Hempstead, New York; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.
The family will receive friends 10 AM - 9 PM daily at 712 Magnolia Street, Florence..
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