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Etta Mae Grant

February 12, 1938 ~ June 10, 2022 (age 84)


                                                                                               Celebrating the Life and Legacy of Etta Mae Grant

Etta Mae was born February 12, 1938 to the late William and Ila Shaw in Kingstree, SC. She was the second of seven children, the late Trannie Wilson, Lillie Mae Crawford, the late Nancy Evans, Mary Louise Jenkins, the late William Shaw Jr, and Nathaniel Shaw. Etta was known to her siblings as Mae and to her grands as Etta the Great.

Etta Mae received her formal education at  Kingstree High School where she completed the 11th grade.
It was then, she met and married the late Henry Grant and the two of them left South Carolina and moved to New Jersey. Of this union seven children were born. Lillian Crawford, Gwendolyn Grant, Patricia Robinson, Gloria Grant, Arnold Grant, William Grant and Steven Grant.
Etta worked many years at St Francis Hospital in Jersey City as a nurses aide and many more at the Jersey City Board of Education, holding several positions and her last being a boiler operator, in which she retired from.  She enjoyed music and puzzle books. Etta enjoyed traveling, with or without other people. She really enjoyed the company of her sisters and traveled to Miami and the North Pole several times to see them. 
Etta was a devoted member of Mt Olive Baptist Church where she sang on the 8am choir and traveled around the city with the Senior club.

The morning of June 10, 2022 at the seasoned age of 84, Etta departed this life at the Jersey City Medical Center in Jersey City, NJ. God had a special assignment that required a special angel, and sent a few of his own to bring her to him. Etta was preceded in death by her parents William and Ila, her husband Henry, her sister Trannie Wilson, her brother William Jr, and 2 grandchildren Natalie Robinson and Sean Jenkins.

Etta leaves to mourn her siblings Lillie Mae Crawford of Miami Fl, and Mary Louise Jenkins of North Pole, Ak, and Nathaniel Shaw from Sanford, NC. She leaves to carry on her legacy of love and family devotion her 7 children Lillian(Kenneth), Gwendolyn, Patricia(Dwayne), Gloria, Arnold(Tamika), William(Diane), and Steven, 15 Grand children, 24 great grandchildren, 3 great-great grandchildren, a godson Vernon, and a host of nieces and nephews all around the globe.
Etta the great will be missed, but by the grace of God her legacy will continue to live on.


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June 18, 2022

9:00 AM
Mount Olive Baptist Church
400 Arlington Avenue
Jersey City, NJ 07304

Celebration of Life
June 18, 2022

10:00 AM
Mount Olive Baptist Church
400 Arlington Avenue
Jersey City, NJ 07304

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