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Grace Ferrell Messiah (1910 - 2014)

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Grace Ferrell Messiah

AGE: 103 • Ossining

Grace Eleanor Ferrell Messiah, 103 years old, of Ossining, NY, passed away on January 12, 2014. She was born January 20, 1910, to the late Isaiah and Lillie (Johnson) Ferrell in Philadelphia, PA.

Grace earned a Bachelor's Degree from Hunter College in 1935, and a Master's Degree from Columbia Teaching College in 1938. She was a teacher for the New York School System and a cherished member of the Grace Episcopal Church. She was a long-time member of Alpha Kappa Alpha, Zeta Nu Omega Chapter. Grace was passionate about her faith, her love for music, and her care for the education of young people.

Grace is survived by many loved nieces and nephews. Grace's husband Willis J. Messiah predeceased her in 2002. Grace is also predeceased by her sister Ruth Foeman and her brothers H. Albion Ferrell, Lewis Ferrell, Phillip Ferrell, John Ferrell, Irvin Ferrell and Robert Ferrell.

A Memorial Service will be celebrated on Friday, January 17, 2014 at 11:00 A.M., at Grace Episcopal Church, 33 Church St., White Plains, NY 10601, followed by an Entombment of Ashes in the Bell Tower Columbarium at the Grace Church, White Plains, NY. For further information or to express your condolences online please visit

Published in the The Journal News from Jan. 15 to Jan. 16, 2014
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