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 Grace Jean <I>Cantey</I> Washington

Grace Jean Cantey Washington

Lenoir County, North Carolina, USA
Death 17 Jun 2014 (aged 65)
Kinston, Lenoir County, North Carolina, USA
Burial Kinston, Lenoir County, North Carolina, USA
Memorial ID 131650397 · View Source
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Gracie Jean Cantey Washington departed this life on Tuesday, June 17, 2014. She was the daughter of the late Boston and Louvenia Outlaw Cantey.

Grace was reared in Lenoir County where she received her early education. She graduated form Savannah High School in 1966. After graduation, she lived for a brief period in New York and Los Angeles, California to further her education. After moving back to Kinston, she fell in love with Onteria G. Washington. They were married on August 22, 1971 at Grainger Chapel Church of Christ. They were blessed with one daughter and one son to complete this union.

Grace joined Grainger Chapel Church of Christ at an early age. She served faithfully as a Pastor's Aid member and a member of the Women's Fellowship. She sang diligently in the Senior and Gospel choirs. She loved serving others while working on the kitchen staff, always greeting everyone with a smile.

Grace was a Past Matron of Divine Chapter #207 at Grainger Station in Kinston where she worked faithfully at her district.

Grace had many talents, and she worked at the Caswell Center for twenty years. She loved her clients and was affectionately called "Wa Wa". In retirement, Grace enjoy traveling on cruises. She was a member of the Savannah Alumni, and joined the Georgia Battle Friendship Club to fill out her daily activities.

Grace leaves a legacy of love and fond memories to her husband and children, grandchildren, brothers, sisters, uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Her services were entrusted to Christian Brothers of Kinston, NC.

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