Roseanna Gravely was born Aug. 2, 1915 in Warrenton, Ga. Departed this life Jan. 8, 2014. She was the daughter of Walter and Mattie Williams. Preceding her in death, her husband, William Gravely and sibling, Ruth Mae Ransom, Elbert Williams, Annie L. McKinney, Robert Williams, Lillian Mahone and Odell Williams.
Roseanna leaves two daughters, Barbara J. Card and Edna Reed of Canton, Ohio and one son, Melvin (Marilyn) Gravely of Columbus, Ohio; six grandchildren, Michael (Sherry) Gravely, Denise Reed, Deborah Hall, Jewel Grafton, Marvin (Stephanie) Reed all of Canton, OH and Melvin (Chandra) Gravely II of Cincinnati, Ohio; 13 great-grandchildren and 13 great-great-grandchildren. Roseanna retired in 1981 from the Philomatheon Society for the Blind operating the blind stand at the Stark County Court House and Canton City Hall. She was a member of People's Baptist Church for 67 years, singing in the choir and serving on the mother's board. She also leaves a special niece, Louise Griggs and goddaughter, Marlene Ray.
Calling hours will be held on Monday, Jan. 13, 2014 in People's Baptist Church, 701 17th St. SE, Canton, OH 44707 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. with funeral service to follow at 12 p.m. with Rev. Walter Arrington officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Hill Cemetery. The Reed Funeral Home Canton Chapel is entrusted with the arrangements. Those wishing to share a fond memory or their condolences may sign the Reed on-line guestbook at our website
Reed Funeral Home
705 Raff Road SW Canton, OH 44710
Published in The Repository from Jan. 10 to Jan. 12, 2014