Nelline Corban Gregg

Published 2:30 pm Monday, May 13, 2024

Services for Nelline Corban Gregg of Brookhaven will be held at First Baptist Church, Brookhaven on Thursday, May 16 at 11:00 AM with Rev. Greg Warnock officiating; Brookhaven Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family will receive visitors at the church beginning at 9:00 AM until time of service. A private burial with the family will be held at Riverwood Memorial Park Cemetery.

Mrs. Gregg passed away Friday evening, May 10, 2024, at Plainview Assisted Living in Richland, MS. She was born February 12, 1923, to Lee Corban and Lenora Adams Corban in Bogue Chitto, MS. She moved to Meadville in 1939 and graduated from Meadville High School in 1940. After graduating from high school and attending Copiah Lincoln Jr. College, her first employment was secretarial work with the National Housing Agency in Washington, D.C. After her marriage in 1942 to Barney Gregg in Washington D.C., Mr. Gregg was assigned to sea duty with the U.S. Navy and Nelline returned to Meadville, MS and worked as a clerk for AAA, Department of Agriculture.

Later, she and Mr. Gregg moved to Brookhaven and worked as a legal secretary for the law firm of Jones and Stratton. In 1958 they started a small office supply business working out of their renovated garage and later located their business named Gregg Office Machine Company in downtown Brookhaven which they operated until their retirement in 1984.

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She was a very loyal and faithful member of the First Baptist Church and served as a worker in the Nursery Department of the church for many years.

Preceding her in death were her husband of 61 years, William Barney Gregg; her parents, four brothers, four sisters, and a great-grandson, Joshua William Danielson.

Survivors include her son, Don William Gregg (Marilyn) of Columbus, GA; her daughter, Marsha G. Pittman (Bill) of Brandon, MS; grandchildren, Joseph Gregg (Yoko) of Osaka, Japan; Tyler Pittman of Brookhaven, MS; Amber Pittman Danielson (Patrick) of the Woodlands, TX; five great-grandchildren, Luke, Zach, and Katelyn Danielson; Nina and Toki Gregg.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that contributions be made to First Baptist Church of Brookhaven or to a charity of your choice.