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Obituary for Willie Joyce McGregor

Mrs. Willie Joyce McGregor, 89, of Perkinston, MS. passed away peacefully on October 18, 2017.
Joyce was born in Holt, Alabama on July 7, 1928. She graduated from Holt High School and went on to attend the University of Alabama. Joyce achieved her Certification as a Radiological Technician from The Medical College of Alabama. She worked at Memorial Hospital in Gulfport for many years as an X-Ray Technician. While living in Gulfport, she met and married her husband of 40 years, Bobby Glenn McGregor. The McGregors were longtime residents of Stone County, Mississippi.
Joyce was an avid reader and loved to fish. She also enjoyed walking with her friends, cooking, bird watching and caring for her dogs, even if they didn’t actually belong to her.
Joyce is preceded in death by her husband, Bobby McGregor, parents William Henry and Minnie Maples Gates as well as her five beloved sisters; Alma Jewel Bicknel, Evelyn Louise Campbell, Vesta Lawrence, Carrie Lee Ayers , Ora Mae Hammond and one brother, James Gates. She is survived by her many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. Joyce was especially fond of her two great-great nephews, Hunter & Garrett Sorenson. Joyce was beloved by many and will be truly missed.
A memorial service will be held at 2:00PM on Sunday, October 22, 2017, at Moore Funeral Home in Wiggins, MS. Visitation will be between the hours of 1:00-2:00PM.
Joyce will be buried in the Gates family plot at Tuscaloosa Memorial Park in Tuscaloosa, AL. A graveside service will be held on Tuesday, October 24, 2017, in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, at 10:00AM.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Stone County SPCA-1989 Hwy 26 W. Wiggins, MS 39577.


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