Isaac Samuel “Greg” Whilby, son of the late Eustace Whilby and Inez Johnson was born July 16th, 1954 in Alva, St. Ann, Jamaica. He passed away on Saturday, August 26th, 2017 in Wilmington Hospital of Christiana Care.
He received his early education at Shiloh Preparatory School in Alva, Saint Ann and migrated to the United States in 1971.
In 1972, he began employment at E.I. Dupont de Nemours where he worked until his retirement in December, 2016. At 22 years old, Greg bought his first home at 115 E 36th Street, Wilmington, DE 19802. He also enjoyed carrying out his duties as a landlord while being a dedicated full time employee of Dupont.
His marriage to Judy Malcolm resulted in their three children together, Gregory Whilby, 34; Patrick Whilby 27; and Alexus Whilby-Chrisley, 26. He built his primary residence at 1 Blue Rock Road where he resided until his death. Upon his divorce, he concentrated on his real estate business and resided with his partner Janet Pottinger.
Greg was one of the founding members of the Wilmington West Indian Association and became a member of the Shiloh Apostolic Church in the latter part of his life. He enjoyed helping his friends and family, listening to reggae music (Bob Marley being his favorite), contributing to his church, gardening in his backyard and singing karaoke. His favorite past time was hanging out with his granddaughter Gigi.
Family and friends would describe him as a people person, caring, hilarious, generous, consistent, and good spirited. Greg was well known in the community for his love of cars and trucks. In his earlier years, you could always find him at a good dancehall party. He also loved to cook, play pool and ride bicycles.
He is survived by his 3 children: Gregory Whilby, Patrick Whilby, Alexus Whilby-Chrisley, 2 grandchildren: Gianna Whilby and Gregory Whilby and his 3 sisters: Yvonne Scott, Agathar Rose Clark, Myrtle “Nelly” Whilby-Smith, nieces, nephews and host of other relatives and friends.