Joe Louis Grace(1937 - 2014)

Joe Louis Grace

Virginia Beach - On the evening of March 26, 2014, our Father in Heaven called one of his children from labor to reward. "Poor Joe" affectionately called by family and friends, was born on August 7, 1937 to the late Rennie and Lucile Grace in Conecuh County, Alabama. He was predeceased by his daughter, Natalie Joetta Harrison. Joe retired from the United States Navy after 30 years and the United States Postal Office after 20 years of service. He leaves to cherish his memories, his loving, compassionate and dedicated wife, Sheila R. Grace, Va. Beach, VA; two daughters, Kimberly D. Rodriquez, Brewton, AL and Kecia N. Brothers, Chesapeake, VA; two sons, Gerald L. Grace, Brewton, AL and Kory A. Brothers, Va. Beach, VA; one sister, Genetta Lee and one brother, Rennie Grace of Chicago, IL; thirteen grandchildren and five great grandchildren. A funeral service will be conducted 11 a.m., Wednesday, April 2, at Metropolitan Funeral Service, 120 W. Berkley Ave Norfolk, VA 23523 with Dr. James E. Jones Jr. presiding with burial following at Albert G. Horton Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery, 5310 Miners Rd Suffolk, VA 23434. The family will receive friends 6 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 1.

Published in The Virginian Pilot on Mar. 31, 2014