Johanna Easter Gregg
1939 - 2022
Johanna Easter Gregg, 83 of Lexington, NC passed away on Monday, February 7th, 2022 at Lexington Health Care.
Johanna was born on January 19th, 1939 in Lexington, NC to Ray Von and Evelyn Easter. After graduating high school, she joined her mother working for Davidson County in the secretarial pool. Later she moved to Social Services and eventually became Davidson County’s first fraud investigator for Medicaid and Social Services. She was tenacious and relentless, recovering more money for Davidson County than Guilford and Forsyth counties combined.
Johanna was preceded in death by her parents, her daughter Shannon Gregg Nance, and her grandson Joey Tucker. She is survived by her son Jae Gregg (Laura), grandson Seth Gregg, step-grandchildren Blake and Caitlin Lookabill, many cousins and dear friends.
A memorial service will be held at Berean Baptist Church in Winston-Salem, NC on Saturday, February 12th, 2022 at 1:30 pm with visitation an hour before the service (12:30 pm).
I first met Jodie in June 1973 when I started work with Davidson County DSS, working in the old County Building. I enjoyed working with Jodie from then until her retirement. I also loved her mother Evelyn who worked for the Extension Service in the same building. Two great, hardworking ladies. I enjoyed seeing Shannon and Jae grow up, hearing all about their activities. I thought a lot of Butch and was saddened when he and Jodie divorced and when he passed away. I cried with Jodie when Butch and Shannon died. I enjoyed catching up with Jodie when she came to town after moving to the beach and when the retirees got together. Jae, your mom made many friends and left lasting impressions on all of us. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. RIP my friend.
I worked with Jodie at Social Services for several years. She was a special lady and hard worker. It was sad to be there when she retired but she certainly deserved it and loved moving to the beach. She came to our retiree get together when she was in town. My deepest sympathy to the family.
Prayers for peace and comfort during this difficult time, Jae.