LCpl Christopher O'Bryan Grant
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Funeral services for LCpl Christopher O'Bryan Grant, 20, of Monroe, will be held at 1:45 PM, Saturday, November 2, 2013, at North Monroe Baptist Church, Monroe, LA, with Supt. Charles Stevenson and Rev. Steven Dixon officiating. Interment will follow at Richwood Memorial Gardens, under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe.
LCpl Grant died Sunday, October 20, 2013, serving his country in Afghanistan where he made the ultimate sacrifice for his country. Chris attended Robinson Elementary School, Ouachita Jr. High, Ouachita High School, and graduated Richwood High School in 2012. While attending Richwood High School he joined the R.O.T.C. and became squad leader and also participated in track, football, and baseball. At Ouachita Jr. High School and later at Ouachita High School he sang in choir and was lead singer. He was a member of the Explorer Volunteer Group at the Louisiana Purchase Gardens and Zoo where he worked his way up to camp counselor, helping with children 4 to 15 years old. Shortly after graduating Richwood High School, he enlisted in the U.S. Marines. During training in boot camp at Paris Island, SC, he was made squad leader, and he made Private First Class by the time he graduated boot camp on October 19, 2012. Before shipping out to Afghanistan, he received another promotion. Chris was handsome, intelligent, caring, thoughtful, witty, and above all else, strived to be the best of The Few, The Proud, The Marines.
Survivors include by his mother, LaShonda Grant; brothers, Patrick Grant, O'Bryan Grant; sisters, Patricia Grant, Latricha Grant, Darneshia Grant, YuShonna Speck and YuShunta Speck; half-brother, Marcus William, Jr.; half-sister, Janyia Dorsey; grandparents, David and Madelyn, Murrell, Barbara Williams, and Donnie Fintroy; and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.
Pallbearers will be the Military Honor Guard U.S. Marines.
Visitation will be from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM Friday, November 1, 2013 at Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe.
Memorials may be made to the Louisiana Baptist Children's Home, 7200 Desiard St, Monroe, LA.
Online Registry/Condolences: www.mulhearnfuneralhome.com
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Published in The News Star on Oct. 31, 2013