Marietta Grant 1930-2017

BOARDMAN — Marietta Grant, 87, of Boardman, departed this life at 3:15 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2017.

She was born May 15, 1930, in Philadelphia, the daughter of James and Ida Lacey Ivy.

She was employed with the McDonald Board of Education for 30 years as a custodian, before retiring.

She was a member of Summit Assemblies of God and was a former member of Friendship Baptist Church, where she taught Sunday School, was an usher and enjoyed gardening, knitting, crocheting and reading. Her personal library held over several thousand books, including a vast collection of African-American history and literature.

She married George Irvin Grant in 1950; he died June 18, 1997.

She leaves to mourn one son, George Anthony “Tony” Grant of McDonald; one daughter, Ms. Michele Denise Grant of Youngstown; two brothers, Hershel (Joyce) Ivy of Laurinburg, N.C. and Stanhouse (Noi) Ivy of Austin, Texas; five sisters, Ms. Martha Ivy of Warren, Ms. Anna Provitt of Niles, Mrs. Carol Brightwell of Warren, Ms. Eleanor Ivy of Masury and Ms. Emily Burke of Youngstown; three grandchildren, Joshua Grant and Jacob Grant, both of Wadsworth, and Ms. Jessica Grant of New Philadelphia; and a host of relatives and friends. She will be missed by her pet schnoodle, Jazz.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Darryl Lyn Grant; two brothers, Howard “Pete” Ivy and Louis Ivy; and one sister, Mrs. Florence Parker.

The family thanks North Lima Fresenius Dialysis Center and the Rev. Robert Felder for their care and kindness.

Calling hours will be 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 6, 2017, at the Sterling-McCullough Williams Youngstown Funeral Chapel. Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 7, 2017, in Oakwood Cemetery, Warren.

Arrangements of comfort were handled by the Sterling-McCullough Williams Youngstown Funeral Home.

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