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Ms. Mary Grant
April 15, 1923 ~ November 10, 2023 (age 100) 100 Years Old
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Mary Elizabeth Grant was born on April 15, 1923, to Clinton Jones and Ethel Jones in the city of Cleveland, Ohio. She was the oldest of four siblings: Margie, Clinton Jr, Kenneth, and stepsister Rosetta. Born as an African-American during the Great Depression, Mary's determination made her a powerful woman. She left high school with her best friend and began to work in an industrial factory to do her part during the war effort; she was indeed a Rosie The Riveter. Also, she truly wanted a better life for herself and her family.
Mary had three children with Chester L. Lucas: Karen, Richard, and Robert Lucas. She was a devoted member of the Anderson family, whom she deeply cared for.
God truly blessed Mary to love others as much as she loved herself, and she was always helping strangers, friends, and family members in times of need and desperation. Once she moved to Utica, New York, for a better life for her and her family. She became active in civil and community affairs; she was a member of the school board and voter registration. The governor of New York recognized her for her outstanding work in the community.
Mary loved music, especially jazz; Ella Fitzgerald, Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, Lena Horne, Les McCann, Eddie Harris, and Nancy Wilson, to name a few. When you came to Mary's house, all you heard was jazz music. Once you spent time at her home, you couldn't help but fall in love with jazz music; she played it from morning, noon, and night! Mary departs from this side of God's glorious Kingdom on November 10, 2023, leaving behind a family that truly loves her.
In immediate relation, Mary is survived by her son Richard L. Lucas Sr. She was preceded in death by her daughter Karen R. Jackson, son Robert A. Lucas Sr., and daughter-in-law Diann D. Lucas. She also leaves behind four grandsons that she loved deeply: Calvin S Moore, Richard L. Lucas, Jr., Charles A. Lucas, Robert A Lucas, Jr.; two daughters-in-law Shameeca Lucas, Jazmarie Lucas; five great-grandsons, Camari McKinney, Carmelo A. Lucas, Nazir Daniels, Pharelle Daniels, Zayden Lucas; eight great-daughters, Cearra Harris, Deidrah Lucas, Jones, Marissa Moore, Camryn M. Lucas, Zoe M. Lucas, Leah S. Lucas, Nevahea Lucas, Laniyah Lucas; and two great-great granddaughters, Malinah R. Jones, and Mila R. Jones and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends that she loved deeply. Over one century of life to family, friends, country, and God!
"May God have mercy on her soul!"
The family honored and commemorated her life privately.