Gregory Person (Greg) was the firstborn of Rev. Conrad Person and Fannie Mae Thompson Person on April 14, 1948, in Aliquippa, Pennsylvania. Greg graduated from South Side High School in Hookstown, Pennsylvania. In 1974 he graduated from Youngstown State University, Youngstown, Ohio, with a Bachelor's degree of Science in Business Administration. In 1998 Greg received a Master of Arts degree in Computer Resources and Information Management from Webster University, St. Louis, Missouri. He married his college sweetheart Brenda Y. Winstead on May 17, 1969. Out of this marriage was born two children, Jibri K. and Asha Shani.
Greg retired from AT&T after 29 years as an Internet security manager. He was the president of the Orlando Chapter of the AT&T Telecommunication Alliance. He also served as regional director. He was very active in the community and church. He was a deacon at New Bethel Baptist in Youngstown Ohio. After moving to Orlando, he joined the Episcopal Church of St. John the Baptist. He served as Senior Warden and Counter, He was President of the Union of Black Episcopalian Father Nelson Pinder’s Chapter and served as Regional Director. He worked with voter registration, was President of the Orlando Urban League Board, and Greg served on the Board of Directors of The UCF McKnight Center of Excellence.
Greg was preceded in death by his daughter Asha Shani Person, His mother, Mrs. Fannie Mae Person and his sister Jackie Person Bastone. Left to celebrate his life is Dr. Brenda Y. Winstead Person wife of 54 years.; his son Jibri Person and grandson Gregory Logan Person of Winter Garden, Florida, His Father Conrad Person Hookstown, Pennsylvania, His siblings: Dale Person ( Sheila) Sewickley, Pennsylvania; Conrad Person Jr (Nickie) Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Dr. Dawn Person, Long Beach, California, Mervin Person(Catalina) Ellenwood, GA.
His in-laws: Elaine Jones (William) Freeman, Virginia, Dr. Myrna Madison and son Raphael Madison Conyers Ga. And Barry Winstead, Newport News, Virginia, His devoted God daughter Gladys Sink of Columbus, Ohio, Devoted friend Dr James Hovell of Youngstown, Ohio and daughter Renee Hovell Wilkins, Sugarland, Texas. His college roommate and best man Eddie Sampson (Pat) Minneapolis, Minnesota. His longtime friend Jane Fieldings of Marietta, GA. A special grandnephew Juan Winstead, Davis, California, Fred Roberts of Winter Garden, Florida and a host of family and AT&T friends
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Myrna Madison saysApril 27, 2023 at 12:45 AM
You were a blessing as a husband, father, grandfather, son, brother, uncle, cousin, brother in-law, God father and friend. You will be missed greatly by all of us. To be absent from the body is to be with the Lord …. Rest in peace with your heavenly Father.
Renee Walker saysApril 27, 2023 at 10:40 AM
We will forever miss seeing you at family events. Thank you for bringing joy to our family. We know you are now in heaven, a place of no pain or sickness. You are free. Absent from the body and present with the Lord. Love you.
Lucy Cooper saysApril 27, 2023 at 1:34 PM
Greg will truly be missed. His presence was such a blessing. From the very first meeting, he made us feel so comfortable. I will miss Greg but never will forget the impact he made on every person he met. No more pain for Greg. Resting with the Lord. Praying for strength for the family. With Love, Lucy
Conrad Person Jr saysApril 27, 2023 at 4:56 PM
Goodbye for now big brother. Your life was an example of decency and fairness., generosity and work ethic. You were never shy about your faith in God, but your actions were your best testimony. I didn’t say it enough so let me say it now, I love you and respect you as deeply as my heart can reach.
Dawn Person saysApril 28, 2023 at 7:19 PM
Missing you and remembering all the ways you touched my life and my children.. You were strong in your convictions and lived your faith with purpose. I’ll always remember how you supported, cared for and looked out for your family.. Rest brother knowing that you helped many along the way , so your life was not in vain. Much love.
Sonja M Johnson saysApril 29, 2023 at 1:43 AM
Remembering Greg when he disciplined and helped the kids at St. John the Baptist spiritually. He was a very kind, caring and gentle man who spoke softly. May he rest in peace from his labors. You will be missed…
Marjorie Faye Battle Jenkins saysApril 29, 2023 at 3:19 AM
I will miss Greg.. God love you., Bless you Brenda and family 💗 I
Deborah Battle saysApril 29, 2023 at 3:20 AM
So sorry to hear about the passing of your husband.. I know you all will miss him. . He will not be in pain. He will not have to worry about dialysis any more.. God do not make a mistale. I am glad God give me the opportunity to meet him. Love you.
Minister Michael and Lynn Wyche (Bill Jones) saysApril 29, 2023 at 6:25 PM
My prayers of comfort and peace, my wife and I are sending to you and the family. We mourn with you all during this time as we stand on our Lord’s word that joy will come in the morning.
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