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Gregory Cottrell Fenceroy

January 8, 1963

Gregory Fenceroy Obituary

The Celebration of Life honoring the life and legacy of Gregory Cottrell Fenceroy, former resident of Collinston, Louisiana, will be held on Saturday, February 24, 2024 at the Morehouse Baptist Education Association at 2:00 p.m.  Rev. Louis James will serve as the officiating minister.  Visitation will be held on Friday evening, February 23, 2024 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the chapel of Loche’s Mortuary. The interment will follow in Trousdale Cemetery.  To send words of condolence, flowers, or light a candle, kindly follow instructions to your left.

 

Greg’s Story

“Thus the heavens and the earth were completed in all their vast array. By the seventh day God had finished the work he had been doing; so on the seventh day he rested from all his work. Then God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it he rested from all the work of creating that he had done.” Genesis 2:1-3

It was the second Tuesday of 1963 when Willie and Virginia Fenceroy’s lives were completed with this scripture. On this day, they were blessed with a boy child.  They named him Gregory Cottrell and he was the 7th and last of the Fenceroy’s boisterous brood born in the small village of Collinston, LA. He was a happy child who loved to hunt and fish.

Gregory accepted Christ at an early age, joining the New Star Missionary Baptist Church. His grandmother, Louberta “Big Ma” as she was affectionately called, made sure that he knew the Lord and had a relationship with Him for himself.

Being the baby boy, meant that his older siblings treated him like their son. When his mother passed away Greg was in his early 20’s.  He had only one sister, Brenda, who became his second mama. She would scold him and he would stay away, because he didn’t like disappointing her. Greg knew, if ever her needed her; no matter where in the world she was, she was just a call away.

That 7th Fenceroy child was indeed special. Greg was naturally gifted with his hands. He was a skilled carpenter, plumber, roofer, electrician and mechanic. Anyone who hired Greg to do repairs and you didn’t have the money to pay him what he charged; he didn’t make a fuss; but, with a smile and grin he took whatever they could give him. He knew his worth, but never demanded it.

Gregory was a 1981 Graduate of Delta High School. He met and married his high school sweetheart, Edna Faye Richards; to this union 3 sons were born. Children loved Greg and he loved them; he was an important part of the village of many children that crossed his path. He was such a kind man, with a heart much too big for this world, he would give his last to anyone who asked, often neglecting himself in the process.

Gregory was a risk taker, never afraid to march to the beat of his own drum no matter the outcome. Taking a risk is what led him to North Dakota when a friend of his called and asked if he wanted to work construction. Greg accepted the job offer and took off to Fargo, where the temperature drops to negative double digits and the snow can be 4 feet deep in the winter. His wife, sons, and their families joined him in Fargo, ND where he lived until God called him home.

He is preceded in death by his parents Willie and Virginia Fenceroy; grandparents Spencer and Clara Fenceroy, Dave and Louberta Conway; his son Derrick Richards; brothers: William Charles, Melvin O’Neal, Raymond McDean, Larry Darnell; and his nephew Montreal Fenceroy. 

Greg leaves to cherish his memory and infectious laugh, his wife, Edna Faye; sons: Gregory (Jeanette) and Kindrex (Samantha) Richards;  one adopted son, Saevyon Clemens; his grandchildren: Zenikki Caldwell, Taliya Gaines, Keuna, Shu'kenya, Kenlei, and Kobe; one great grandson, DeAnthony Caldwell; one sister/2nd Mom Brenda Fenceroy Loche (Dean) and one brother Rodney Fenceroy (Brenda); a special niece, Shanitra Loche; two sisters in love:  Patricia Richard and Ophel Devall (Henry); two brothers in love: Raymond (Marselean) and Maurice (Felisha) Richard; godsons: Darius Jones and Corridus James; goddaughter Bertha James; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock: And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock. Matthew 7:24-25

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Services

Visitation
Friday
February 23, 2024

3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Loche's Mortuary Chapel
412 West Hickory Avenue
Bastrop, LA 71220

Celebration of Life
Saturday
February 24, 2024

2:00 PM
Morehouse Baptist Education Association Building (Bastrop)

Interment
Saturday
February 24, 2024

3:30 PM
Trousdale Cemetery

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