Debby Nix Gregory

Debby Nix Gregory, 71, of Jena, was received into Heaven on Friday, March 8, 2019, at LaSalle General Hospital in Jena.

She was born on August 21, 1947 to John Wade Nix, Jr. and Berdina McNeely Nix in Alexandria.

She was a graduate of Jena High School and received a degree in Computer Science from Nicholls State University.

She worked as a legal secretary for many years before working as a programmer and as a secretary/bookkeeper in the oil industry. She attended Oak Grove Baptist Church and was involved in the AWANA program, teaching children how to “hide God’s Word in their hearts.”

She met the love of her life, Terry Gregory, in 1994, and would have celebrated their 25th Wedding Anniversary in May.

Mrs. Gregory was preceded in death by her parents, J.W. Nix, Jr. and Berdina Nix; one brother, Robert Wade “Buddy” Nix; and a great nephew, Tristan Wade Allen.

Those left to cherish her memory include her husband, Terry Jay Gregory of Jena; sister, Linda Nix Kendrick and husband Charles of Lafayette; sister-in-law, Sarah Paul Nix, wife of the late Buddy Nix of Urania; son, John Robert Lee and wife Melissa of Greenbrier, Arkansas; grandchildren, Robert Benjamin Lee and Anna Charlene Lee of Greenbrier, Arkansas; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Services were held Sunday, March 10, 2019, at Kinner & Stevens Funeral Home in Jena at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Johnnie Phillips officiating.

Interment followed at the Jena Cemetery under the direction of Kinner & Stevens Funeral Home of Jena.

Pallbearers were Allen Craig, Heath Munholland, Reyn Munholland, Rocky Ray, Kevin Wilson, and Kevin Windham.

Honorary pallbearers were Benjamin Lee, Robert “Bob” Killingsworth, and Raymond Smith.

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