Emerson ‘Embo’ Gregg, 58, employed with the City of Virginia Beach for 28 years

Emerson 'Embo' Gregg
Emerson ‘Embo’ Gregg

Emerson “Embo” Gregg, 58, transitioned from this life Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019. He was born March 13, 1961, to the late Jack and Sallie M. Gregg, in Sellers, South Carolina, Marion County. He attended First Colonial High School.

In 2015, Emerson joined Piney Grove Baptist Church, where he attended faithfully until his health failed. Emerson has a long history of work, including with the City of Virginia Beach for 28 years, Virginia Public Schools for five years and Sentara Hospital for eight years. Hunting was his lifelong love and a hobby he shared with his close friends.

Emerson was preceded in death by his sister, Marilyn Cheathar.

Emerson was married to Marguerite Hamberry for 27 years. To this union, they were blessed with four children, Brandon (Jazmine), Lyndell (Sylvia), Bobby Jr. and Nasiya Brown (Terry).

He leaves to remember his children; grandchildren, Kiant’e Hamberry, Ladia Hambery, Yalanda H. Dunston (Marquis), Lyndell Hamberry Jr. and Amani Brown; granddaughter and “favorite little nurse,” Diashay Morris, Isaiah Hoggard and Ayden Gregg; two sisters, Minister Margie G. Berry (Winfred, deceased) and Jacqueline Gregg; two brothers, Freeman M. Gregg (Paula) and Jack Gregg Jr. (Annette); two sisters-in-law, Patricia Thornton (Timothy) and Deborah McCrea (Wilbert); four brothers-in-law, Harry L. Hamberry (Lillie) Robert Hamberry, Reggie Hamberry and Wilbert McCrae (Debbie); godson, Jamie DeJarnette; and a host of great-grandchildren, cousins and friends.

Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 22, at Beach Funeral & Cremation Services, 4456 Bonney Road, Virginia Beach. Share online condolences with the family at Beach Funeral Services. A celebration of life service will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, Aug. 23, at Piney Grove Baptist Church, 2804 Holland Road, Virginia Beach. Interment will follow services at 1:30 p.m. in Colonial Grove Memorial Park, 3445 Princess Anne Road, Virginia Beach.

Share online condolences with the family at Beach Funeral Services.

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