City of Oaks Funeral Home & Cremation

Lexie Marcetta Gregory

Statesville, North Carolina

Age 34.
Died 08/17/2022.

Lexie Marcetta Gregory
Lexie "Marcetta" Gregory, known to the Honduran people as Marcela Rivera, has transitioned from her earthly home to her Heavenly home to be in the arms of Jesus on Wednesday August 17th 2022 at UNC Rex Hospital after a brief illness. Marcetta was born in Surry County September 11, 1987 to Mark and Debra Gregory. Marcetta was preceded in death by both maternal and paternal Grandparents Roy and Eva Gregory and Billy and Elsie Carter, two Uncles Randy Carter and Larry Carter. Marcetta was survived by her Husband Alex Antonio Rivera Manueles of De Jesus Otoro, Honduras,🇭🇳 where the couple resided, her parents Mark and Debra Gregory of Statesville NC and one Sister April Gregory of Pilot Mountain, many Uncles, Aunts, Neices and Nephews. Marcetta graduated from House of Prayer Christian Academy with some College. Marcetta excelled in the English Language but her passion was the Spanish Language and culture. She visited Honduras 🇭🇳 in 2014 and she knew that's where God wanted her to be. Marcetta, which became Marcela, live with several native families in Honduras and touched the lives of many. She taught English in the school system for a while but she knew that God had other plans for her. She would later get her own apartment and held bible studies and readings, for the children and young people, where she would furnish a meal and then teach about the Love of God and the importance of having a personal walk with Christ. Marcetta would receive donations of food, clothes and shoes from the US and she would distribute to the children and young people in the little town of Otoro, Honduras 🇭🇳. While holding these bible studies, she met her husband Tonito and they were married October 25 2017, with both having giving hearts, they joined together in their helps ministry and would make trips up into the mountains of Honduras to distribute clothes and shoes to the children in need. Marcela loved Honduras and its people she loved her husband Tony. Marcetta got very sick in Honduras the last of July and she was Medivaced from Honduras to UNC Rex Hospital in Raleigh NC on July 31st where all the nurses and doctors would fight for her life but our Heavenly Father stretched forth His hand and said come home my child on August 17th 2022. Our precious Marcetta(Marcela) will be missed, she was loved by so many, Go fly with the Angels Baby Girl! We love you!

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Apples to Apples

Just like all other licensed funeral homes in North Carolina, City of Oaks Cremation, LLC is regulated by the NC Board of Funeral Service.

The same laws that apply to the big corporate funeral homes also apply to the modest independently owned firms like ours. All crematories in North Carolina, regardless of who owns them, are inspected annually by the state and must adhere to the same rules and laws.

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Our staff will provide clear communication to your family through each step as we move forward from the original phone call notifying us of a death to the time we deliver the urn back to your family. We will treat your family with the utmost respect, as we honor the wishes of your loved one.

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Our Funeral Home is located in Wake County NC; however, we provide our services to families throughout the entire State.

Unlike other funeral homes, we don't charge an additional mileage fee. Regardless of what county you live in, we can help your family with making simple, affordable funeral arrangements. From Asheville to Wilmington, we're proud to help families statewide.

Our Services

Direct Cremation


Nobody likes surprise costs added in at the last minute. We guarantee you will not find any hidden charges here. We include everything you need for a simple or direct cremation. Simple, affordable and reliable. We have not changed the cost of our direct cremation service since we opened City of Oaks in 2012.

Cremation with Solidified Remains


We offer the option of choosing how you receive your loved ones remains. Selecting our Direct Cremation with Solidified Remains option is a beautiful way to transform cremated remains into 40-60 “stones” that you can hold.

Cremation with Visitation


City of Oaks Funeral Home and Cremation provides an affordable cremation option with onsite visitation. Nobody likes surprise costs added in at the last minute. We guarantee you will not find any hidden charges here. Simple, affordable and reliable.

Immediate Burial


An immediate burial has the same end result as a traditional burial; however, we have eliminated the extra (sometimes unnecessary) services prior to getting to the cemetery. Not everyone wants an open casket for viewing or a limousine for the family. Despite the term immediate, we can move as fast as you need or as slow as you like. This option simply allows you to save money by eliminating some of the fancy extras at the funeral home.

Traditional Funeral


We offer the same traditional funeral services as the big corporately owned funeral homes in the area; however, we cost about half the amount. You might consider a traditional funeral service if your family is looking for an open casket visitation, a traditional church service or a funeral service in the funeral home's chapel. A traditional funeral service can be altered to fit the needs of your family.

Green Burial


This establishment is one of a select number of funeral homes who meet the criteria for providing green funeral service by the Green Burial Council; a tax-exempt, nonprofit organization working to encourage environmentally sustainability in the field of funeral service. Our Green options allow for a funeral to take place without the use of toxic and non-biodegradable materials/chemicals.



As an alternative to traditional cremation, City of Oaks Funeral Home also offers Aquamation. The Aquamation process, often referred to as alkaline hydrolysis, uses a solution of water and potassium hydroxide to facilitate natural decomposition.

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