Gregory Alan Mello, 26, of Aberdeen, NC, passed suddenly on December 25th, 2021.

Born in Fayetteville, NC, on October 7, 1995, he was the son of David Mello and AnnMarie Mello-Morris. He moved to Moore County in 2005, where he graduated from Pinecrest High School, class of 2013. At Pinecrest, Greg played football, a sport he loved and gave his all to. He played on both offense and defense throughout his time as a captain for the Patriots. His senior year, Greg was named the Offensive MVP. After graduation, he continued his education and football career at Guilford College. Shortly after arriving at Guilford, he was named the captain of the Quakers football team as well. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Double Major-Criminal Justice and Political Science.

After college Greg served a short time in the military until being medically discharged. After returning home to Moore County, he worked for Outback Steakhouse and Aberdeen Fabrics. Greg was a passionate man with a gentle heart who had an incredible work-ethic. He cherished dearly and fiercely protected the people and things he loved. He loved his family, friends, football, and his dog, Benny, with all of his enormous heart.

Greg was the husband of Shyane Mello. He is also survived by his step–father, Brian Morris, husband of his mother, step–mother, Abby Mello, wife of his father, his sister, Sierra Mello, brothers, Samuel Mello, Andrew Mello, and Josh Morris, and many loving aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. He was preceded in death by his brother, Alexander Mello.

The family will receive friends at the Boles Funeral Home, 425 W. Pennsylvania Ave., Southern Pines on Tuesday, January, 4th from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.  A celebration of his life will follow on Wednesday, January 5th at 1:00 p.m. at Bethesda Cemetery, 1000 Bethesda Rd. Aberdeen.

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Services are entrusted to Boles Funeral Home of Southern Pines.

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