A Memorial Service for William E. Gregory

A MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR
Saturday, July 29, 2017 | 2:00 P.M.
B. A. WILLIAMS MEMORIAL CHAPEL
Hephzibah, Georgia
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Seating of the family
Memorial Service
The Significant
Recitation of the Lotus Sultra
Offering of Incense for all who wish to participate
Selection from the WritinSpf Nichiren Daishonin
Mihtary Honors

WILLIAM E. GREGORY, DAP, eighty'three, of Augusta,
Georgia, passed away Friday, July 21, 2017. He was born
March 5,1934 in Gaffney, South Carolina to the late Lawrence
Gregory, Sr. and Clara Simmons Gregory.
He retired from the United States Army after twenty-two
years and later retired from the V.A. Hospital. He was an
outstanding member of the American Legion Post 505 and the
V. F. W. Post 3887.
Mr. Gregory is survived by: his wife of sixty'One years, Moto
Tashiro Gregory; two daughters, Moretta (Eric) Cooper
of Sumter, South Carolina, Willette (Timothy) Barnes
of Hampton, Virginia; sister, Miller Ree G. Rawlison of
Greensboro, North Carolina; five grandchildren, Shaniece
Jackson, Midori Jackson, TNeill Cooper, Chanel Cooper and
Capri Cooper; great grandson, Omari Brown; and a host of
nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.
Each of us possess the potential for a winning life. Within us is the
ABILITY TO LIVE WITH THE COURAGE TO HAVE FULFILLING RELATIONSHIPS, TO
ENJOY GOOD HEALTH AND PROSPERITY, TO FEEL AND SHOW TRUE COMPASSION
FOR OTHERS, AND THE POWER TO FACE AND SURMOUNT OUR DEEPEST PROBLEMS.
Crucial to living a winning life is to undergo an inner transformation
THAT WILL ENABLE US TO BRING OUT OUR HIGHEST HUMAN QUALITIES AND
CHANGE OUR CIRCUMSTANCES. THIS PROCESS IS A REVOLUTION OF OUR
OWN CHARACTER, AND INDIVIDUAL HUMAN REVOLUTION. THE PRACTICE
of Buddhism as taught by Nichiren Daishonin is a catalyst for
EXPERIENCING THIS INNER REVOLUTION. It PROVIDES US WITH IMMEDIATE
ACCESS TO THE UNLIMITED POTENTIAL INHERENT IN OUR LIVES BY WHICH WE
CAN LIVE A WINNING LIFE.
The basic prayer or chant is Nam-Myoho--RengE'Kyc. -iis is the
NAME OF THE MYSTIC LAW THAT GOVERNS LIFE ETERNALLY THROUGFiOUT THE
universe. Nichiren Daishonin revealed this law as the underlying
PRINCIPLE CONTAINED IN BUDDHISMS HIGHEST TEACHING, THE LOTUS SUTRA.
All life is an expression or manifestation of this law. Thus when we
CHANT THIS MYSTIC LAW, WE ATTUNE OUR LIVES TO THE PERFECT RHYTHM
OF THE UNIVERSE.
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Nam' Devotion
Myoho - Mystic Law
Renge 'The simultaneity of cause and effect
Kyo' Sound or Teaching
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