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Christine Gregory, former WMU president, dies

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (BP)–Christine Gregory, national WMU president from 1975–1981, died on Jan. 22, in Danville, Va. She was 89.

“Christine was always a source of encouragement and support for the work of WMU both past and present, as well as to me personally as I have visited and communicated with her throughout my years of service,” reflected Wanda S. Lee, executive director/treasurer of national WMU. “WMU has been blessed throughout its history with strong, missions-focused national leaders. Christine was no exception as she followed in that path, leading WMU through times of expansion. She leaves a great legacy for today’s leaders in WMU to follow.”

Gregory also was elected as first vice president of the Southern Baptist Convention, the first woman to hold that particular office, and as president of the Baptist General Association of Virginia.

A memorial service will be held at First Baptist Church in Danville on Sunday, Jan. 30, at 3 p.m.

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