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Mrs. Marvell Grace

September 13, 1933 ~ April 2, 2020 (age 86)

Obituary

MOTHER MARVELL GRACE

Her Birth

Mother Marvell Grace was born on September 13, 1933, to Edgar and Florence Miller in Lexington, Ms. She was
the youngest of nine children, (Edgar, Luther, Curtis, Inez, Vidalia, Annie Mary, Florence) of which seven
preceded her in death.

Her Life

She was educated at Saints Industrial School/College Lexington, Ms. She was united in holy matrimony to the
late Andrew L Grace on June lSth,19Sl. To this union were born five children --three sons and two daughters.

Preceding her in death was her husband of over 60 years of marriage.

Her Church Life

Mother was born into the third generation of holiness in the Church of God in Christ, and she steadfastly
remained a member until her demise. She gave her life to Christ in her youth at the St. Paul Church of God in
Christ under the leadership of Elder W.A. Patterson Pastor Bishop C -H Mason founder

In 19S1 She along with her husband, her sister Florence and her husband moved to Evanston, Illinois where they
united with Williams Temple Church of God in Christ under Bishop Williams. Later Mom and Florence united
with Faith Temple Church of God in Christ under the leadership of Elder Carliss Moody Sr who later ascended to
the office of Bishop. Afterward, she along with her husband retired and relocated to Memphis, TN where they
attended Temple of Deliverance Church of God in Christ under the late and Former Presiding Bishop GE
Patterson. After the death of her husband, she returned to Evanston to reunite with her dear Sister Florence and
her home church Faith Temple Church of God In Christ under the leadership of Elder Carliss Moody Jr where she
served on the Mothers Board until her demise. Mother Grace was a woman of great wisdom and a natural gift to
bring laughter into the life of many. On many occasions, she quietly counsels younger women on how to train
their children and honor their husbands. She expressed many times that her prayer hour was 3:00 a.m. each
morning.

Her Songs

To me, it's so wonderful to know that Jesus is mine
I shall ware crown when the trumpet sound

I don't know Why Jesus love but I'm glad he did
Jesus, You're the Center of my Joy

Her Departure

Mother Marvell Grace after 87 blessed years, fell asleep in the arms of the Savior on the afternoon of April 4, 2020

She loved and was devoted to her family. Her labor of love will always be remembered by her church family and
those that she served.

She leaves to cherish her memory, her Children, Andrew Leon Jr. (Beverly), Dianne Jamison (Theodore),
Cordelia Scott (Dallas) Elder Bernard (Terri), Carl Erwin one Sister Mother Florence Johnson, and a dear
niece/sister Faye Hollingsworth; 11 grandchildren 4 great-grandchildren, host of nieces, nephews, Cousins, Faith
Temple Church family, and a host of Saints and friends

Please keep the family in your prayers, Memorial Service will be set up at a later date.

 

Arrangements entrusted to Thompson Funeral & Cremation Services, Inc. Mr. Philip L. Gillette~Funeral Director

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Services

Viewing
Friday
April 10, 2020

9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Thompson Funeral & Cremation Services, Inc.
1917 Asbury Ave
Evanston, IL 60201

Interments
Friday
April 10, 2020

1:00 PM
Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery
20953 W. Hoff Road
Elwood, IL 60421

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