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Grace, James Ross

Grace, James Ross

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Grace, James Ross

WINSTON-SALEM 09/06/1923 - 08/26/2018 "If I can help somebody as I pass along; If I can cheer somebody, with a word or song; If I can show somebody, that he's traveling wrong; Then my living shall not be in vain" --Alma Bazel Androzzo James Ross Grace Sr., "Hoss" was born on September 6, 1923 in Cheraw, South Carolina to the late Jim and Louise Grace. He departed this life on August 26, 2018. Mr. Grace set the gold standard for love, kindness, compassion and humility. He never met a stranger and throughout his lifetime helped and mentored countless individuals. Preceding Mr. Grace in death are his daughter, Cynthia Watson (Tommy); his granddaughter, Rhea Singleton (Greg); and daughter-in-law, Phyllis Smith. Mr. Grace is survived by his loving wife of 74 years, Willie Mae Byrd Grace; sisters, Betty Dillard and Julia Grace; children, James (Michelle), Ronald (Pamela), Jacqueline Burns (Rodney), Marilyn Moore, Michael (Simone), Anthony (Deborah), Gary, Traci Robinson (Lee), Tonya Barnes (Gary), Curtis Canty (Valerie), Barrington Johnson; and a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, close family and friends. A family visitation will be held from 5:00pm until 7:00pm on Wednesday, August 29, 2018 at First Baptist Church - Highland Avenue. Funeral services will be held at 12:00noon Thursday, August 30, 2018 at First Baptist Church- Highland Avenue with Rev. Paul Robeson Ford officiating. Entombment will follow at Gardens of Memory, Walkertown, NC. The family visitation will be held from 11:00am until 12:00noon on Thursday at the Church. Online condolences can be made at www.russellfuneralservice.com. (RUSSELL)

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