Gregory Alan Nilo, 56, of Statesville passed away Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019, at Mill Creek Manor in Statesville. He was born Feb. 19, 1963, in Wilkes County to Marcelino and Veda Royal Nilo.

Gregory enjoyed country and gospel music and watching sports, especially the Atlanta Braves. He received many medals from the Special Olympics and enjoyed group home outings with all of his friends. Gregory loved his family and, especially, Christmas.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his brothers, Ray, Jerry, Bill, Danny and Larry Nilo.

Surviving are his brothers, Bob Nilo of Rushville, Ind., Jim Nilo and spouse, Ann, of Cleveland, and Charles Nilo and spouse, Michelle, of Ocean City, Md.; his sisters, Faye Stone and spouse, Jonah, of North Wilkesboro and Angela Wilson and spouse, Mark, of Hudson; and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2019, at Miller Funeral Chapel, with Pastor Roger Wagner officiating. Burial followed in Roberts Cemetery in McGrady. The family received friends at Miller Funeral Service from 3 until 4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Christian Fellowship Mission Church, P.O. Box 127, McGrady, N.C. 28649, to Hospice of Iredell County, 2347 Simonton Road, Statesville, N.C. 28625 or to Foundation Fighting Blindness, 7168 Columbia Gateway Drive, Suite 100, Columbia, Md. 21040.

Miller Funeral Service is in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences may be made at

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