Gregory James Orme passed away at Duke University Hospital, Durham, North Carolina, on September 25, 2017, at the age of 58.
Gregory was born in Dayton, Ohio, to James and Virginia Orme on January 2, 1959. He was preceded in death by his father, James Orme; mother, Esther Orme; and sister, Marilyn Orme.
Gregory is survived and lovingly remembered by his wife of 26 years, Gina Orme; son, Cameron Orme; and daughter, Hailey Orme.
Gregory loved to learn and spent most of his adult life furthering his education. After graduation from Kettering High School, Gregory went on to earn a Bachelor of Science in Graphic Design from the University of Cincinnati (1983), a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from Thomas Edison State College (1994), a Certificate in Nonprofit Management from Duke University (1999), a Master of Public Administration from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke (2008), and a Certificate in Distance Learning and Administration from East Carolina University (2015). At the time of his passing, Gregory was enrolled in a Master of Science program in Instructional Technology and Doctor of Philosophy program in Technical and Professional Discourse at East Carolina University.
Gregory and his wife Gina were the executive directors of the Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra in Fayetteville, North Carolina, from 1994 to 2000. Gregory had an exemplary career as a Department of the Army Civilian at Fort Bragg. His last assignment was as the Chief of the Literature Development Division. Greg recently wrote of his duties, “I have the greatest job I could imagine, supporting those who defend our country as I daily use the specialized knowledge I have gained.”
Gregory was honored with the Secretary of the Army Award for Publications Improvements, Achievement Medal for Civilian Service, Commander’s Award for Civilian Service, the Superior Civilian Service Award, and the Fort Bragg Drive for Diversity Award. He received several awards from the American Advertising Federation, Printing Industries of America, and International Association of Webmaster and Designers (Golden Web Awards) for writing and graphic excellence, and he was featured in such notable design publications as Graphic Design: USA and Print’s Regional Design Annual. Gregory was the vice president of the Georgia-Carolina College English Association and was a member of the Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching; Pi Alpha Alpha, an academic honor society for students of public administration; and Sigma Tau Delta, an international English honor society. Gregory was named the American Businesswomen’s Association Chapter Business Associate of the Year in 2002.
The visitation will be held at Jernigan-Warren Funeral Home, 545 Ramsey Street, Fayetteville, North Carolina, on Sunday, October 1, 2017, from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Funeral services will be held at Fayetteville Christian Church, 4308 Rosehill Road, Fayetteville, North Carolina, on Monday, October 2, 2017, at 2:00 PM. Pastor Tom Cooperider will officiate.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Cameron and Hailey Orme Education Fund at any Wells Fargo Bank. Please contact Gina Orme for account and routing information.
The family wishes to extend their deepest gratitude to The John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School, Cape Fear Valley Medical Center, Duke University Hospital, Fayetteville Christian Church, and family and friends for their outpouring of support and generosity during this time of sorrow.
Jernigan Warren Funeral Home
Sunday October 1st, 2017
6:00pm - 8:00pm
545 Ramsey Street
Fayetteville, NC 28301
Fayetteville Christian Church
Monday October 2nd, 2017
4276 Rosehill Rd.
Fayetteville, NC 28311
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Although, we have never met I have lost loved ones to the pain of death. And I would like to share what helped me during those most difficult times.
It wasn't just being around family & friends. But the hope & encouragement you get from the gift that the Most High God gave to each & everyone of us, yes that is His written word the Bible (Psalms 83:18 & 2Timothy 3:16). Please, notice how God's precious son Jesus viewed death in such a gentle way. At John 11:11-14 yes he viewed death as one sleeping. And God gives us the assurance that there will be a resurrection of loved ones from the sting of death (John 5:28, 29). And He even says where they are are & where they will be (Daniel 12:2 & Psalms 37:11). May you look forward to God's promises being fulfilled (Titus 1:2).
I hope these few Scriptures were of some comfort. Please feel free to contact me or visit jw.org for more words of encouragement. Our daughter fell asleep in death and recently my precious husband of 50 years fell asleep in death also. I truly understand.
With deep sympathy,
Submitted by Sissy on Oct 9 2017 08:40:26 AM
I'm so sorry for your tragic loss Gina, Cameron, and Hailey. I just hated getting the news that Gregory had passed. I hate to think about him not being on earth with us anymore. I rejoice, however, knowing that Gregory is with Our Lord and has heard, "Well done, good and faithful servant." Gregory was instrumental in my becoming a Christian just after college. As a young man in his early 20's, he put up with my arguments and questions for at least a year, answering me kindly, patiently, and honestly every time--and, of course, sometimes with a touch of humor when it was appropriate. I will always be grateful to him for not giving up on me, and his legacy lives on in my three adult faithful children. May God give you comfort in the days and months ahead. You are in my prayers.
Submitted by Julie Elander on Oct 7 2017 07:04:59 PM
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Katherine Pugh lit a candle on Oct 3 2017 05:41:10 PM
Gina, Cameron, and Hailey: I am so very sorry for your. It is so heart breaking knowing he has passed. He was a great cousin, funny, great sense of humor and a very gentle man. We were so blessed for you all to have has a husband and father and I as a great cousin. I know he is in God's hands and he is flying high and feeling great. God took him home but he left an Angle to be over the three of you. Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers.
Submitted by Louella Lenwell on Oct 1 2017 04:18:48 PM
May these words at 1 Corinthians 15:21,22 bring comfort and hope to the family of Mr. Orme. There you will finds words similar to these: "For since death came through a man, resurrection of the dead also comes through a man. For just as in Adam all are dying, so also in Christ all will be made alive." Just as the God gave life, He also will restore life to those who die due to the sin of our first parent Adam. Yes the resurrection will undo death and reunite those in the clutches of death with their loved ones here on a cleansed earth. Jesus when alive on the earth reunited at least three individuals who had died with their waiting relatives. He promises to do the same in the future. Those resurrection accounts recorded in the Bible were written so that we might have endurance and hope. So sorry for your loss.( John 5:25)
Submitted by DW on Oct 1 2017 10:54:39 AM
Greg and his wife, Gina, are two of the nicest people whom anyone could ever hope to meet and know. The passing of Greg is a sad day for all who know him. Greg is an intelligent fellow who will be missed at work, and he is a great man who will be missed in life. The people whom have been touched by his life will carry his spirit with them and continue to pass it to others.
Submitted by Tim on Sep 29 2017 09:30:20 AM
I am so deeply sad about the lost of Mr. Orme , I was bless to meet him and his family they make me realized that even now these days there are beautiful ,smart, simple nice people in this world, he was kind, funny and such a nice person something you don't see that often now these days , I thanks God I was able to meet him and have some good laughs I thank you for being a such a beautiful soul. Ana Kirk
Submitted by Ana Kirk on Sep 29 2017 07:51:26 AM
Hello Orme Family, I'm a neighbor living in Fayetteville.
Having heard of your most recent loss, I want to leave you a brief post. I too well know the grief of losing love ones, and that at times like these, it is encouraging just to know that others are thinking about us. Something that has really helped me to cope with such losses, is the wonderful promise of Christ Jesus, recorded for our comfort at John 5 : 28,29. I hope , that when you are feeling up to it, that you are going to look up these powerful Scriptures, in your copy of The Bible. Also, I hope that this brief note finds The Family feeling as good as can be expected Today.
With Greatest Sympathy for Your Tragic loss, Your Neighbor P.D.Walker.
Submitted by P.D.Walker on Sep 29 2017 07:06:02 AM
I am very saddened to hear of Greg's passing. Greg and I graduated from high school together in Ohio and shared a lot of laughs. He was intelligent and funny and a genuinely nice guy. Thoughts and prayers to his family.
Submitted by Rob Dalton on Sep 28 2017 02:47:36 PM
I am very sorry to learn of Greg's passing. We were in high school at the same time and worked together at Frisch's. He was one of the kindest and funniest people I knew back then and I'm sure he never lost those qualities. He was also the champion in playing Words With Friends. I think I beat him just once in our years of playing together. My heart and prayers are with you all.
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