*Note from Webmaster* Greg passed suddenly from an aggressive melanoma cancer in February, and friends of his may wish to write their own tributes, in addition to this, but I wanted to quickly post a link to the official Obituary, which has videos and comments, etc., celebrating Greg’s life and mourning his passing.
Robert Gregory Gillette (1970-2018)
Robert Gregory “Greg” Gillette, 47, passed away Feb. 2nd 2018 at The Denver Hospice in Colorado after a courageous battle with cancer.
Greg had a big heart, a wonderful sense of humor and was a loyal and honest friend. He exhibited a boundless energy for nutrition, dancing, outdoor adventure and meaningful conversation. Greg adored Mother Nature and was an avid hiker and snowboarder. He lived from the west coast in Ashland, Oregon to the Rocky Mountains of Colorado to the shores of the Outer Banks of North Carolina, and made a broad spectrum of amazing friends in-between.
Greg was born in Norfolk, Virginia in 1970, the son of Robert E. Gillette and the late Kay Koontz Gillette and was the youngest of three children. He grew up in Suffolk, Virginia and attended Nansemond Suffolk Academy.
Greg earned a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from Elon University in 1992, and was a member of Kappa Sigma Fraternity. Greg also held a degree in integrative nutrition.
Greg, also known as “Lou Ray,” “Weasel,” and “Spice Master” was passionate about healthy eating and shared his vast knowledge with the clients he counseled through his own business, Primal Radiance. Greg shared his best practices for healthy living on numerous radio shows as well, always striving to make a difference in people’s lives. For Greg, the way to balance was healthy diet and he celebrated whole food and natural nutrition.
Greg had a tremendous amount of perseverance and determination when he set a personal goal and he was a caring human being who taught those he met to spend less time on trivial matters and more time creating meaningful relationships. All those who knew Greg appreciated his strong spirit, humor and grace. He was a kind soul, a beautiful listener and he will be dearly missed.
Greg is predeceased by his mother, Kay Koontz Gillette. He is survived by his father, Robert E. Gillette of Suffolk VA; sister Jennifer Gillette Miller and husband Brian and their children, Kate and Harrison of Winterville, NC; and sister Janet Brewster Gillette of Berlin Germany.
A celebration of life service will be held Saturday, Feb. 17th at 3pm at Oakland Christian Church, 5641 Godwin Boulevard, Suffolk Virginia with the Rev. Wayne Gardner officiating. A reception at the church for family and friends will follow.
In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in Greg’s memory to Impact Locally (http://www.impactlocally.org/to-donate) or to The Weston A. Price Foundation
Online Condolences may be expressed at http://www.thenaturalfuneral.com/robert-gregory-gillette