Grace Mae Newell
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Oct. 19, 2013, Sister Grace Mae Newell (Gracie Mae) walked her last journey towards her final destination with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. After a brief illness, she arrived safely home in the arms of the Lord. She was born April 25, 1939, in Laurel, Miss. to her parents, Catherine and Rev. Percy (Grady) Newell. She and her sister, Eloise, were born of this union. She was preceded in death by both parents; granddaughter, Dee-Dee Nash; and brother-in-law, Louise (Peanut) Woods. During her childhood, here in the city of Canton, she attended the old McKinley Senior High School. After her schooling, she became a domestic worker at various locations. Sister Grace was the proud mother of Richard, Catherine, and Tychicus Newell, all of Canton, Ohio, and Gregory Newell of Beaver Falls, Pa.
Funeral service will be held at 12 noon on Friday, Nov. 1, 2013 at Wells of Joy Church of God in Christ at 2056 Tuscarawas St. E., Canton, OH 44707 with Elder Lloyd Kinlow officiating. Calling hours will be on Thursday at the church from 6-8 p.m. and Friday 11-12 p.m. also at the church. Interment will take place at Forest Hill Cemetery. Those wishing to send condolences or leave a special message may do so at the Reed online guestbook at
Reed Funeral Home
705 Raff Road SW
Canton, OH 44710
Published in The Repository on Oct. 27, 2013