Leah F. Ernst Grace
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Leah F. Ernst Grace, 88, of Port Huron, entered eternal life on Friday, March 7, 2014. Her spirit will live on in her six children, 16 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren, her two surviving siblings, and an extended family of relatives and friends. We were blessed to learn many valuable lessons from her during her 88 years, among them: never, ever be fearful of storms, to laugh often and love much.
She was born on September 11, 1925 in Port Huron.
Also: let your dog share your bed; if you can't say something nice don't say anything at all and beauty is as beauty does-so always, always do beautiful things. Don't make that awful face again "because your face will freeze like that." And "put that pouty lip away because some bird will come along and poop on it." Take magazines you've already read to your hair salon for others to enjoy. Never say mean things about anybody. And give to every charity that asks. Choose to believe the best about what they do with your money, no matter what your children say they discovered on the internet.
Leah is survived by her daughters, Nora (Gary) Dean, Joe Ann Burgett, Vickie Burgett (Brad Burda), Charlene Burgett, Nan (Dave) Perley and her beloved son, Ted (Debbie) Ernst; 16 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren whose photos she would share with prospective friends in the checkout line, beauty salon or physician's office; her surviving siblings, Averill and Elmer and many in-laws, nieces, nephews, friends and family too numerous to list but not forgotten.
Leah is reunited with her husbands, Eddie Grace, George Ernst and John Burgett, her mother, Mildred Dodge and father, Elmer Matts.
Funeral services will be held 12:00 p.m. Monday in the Jowett Funeral Home, 1634 Lapeer Ave. at 17th Street, Port Huron. Pastor Doug Studaker, Associate Pastor of Lakeport Wesleyan Church.
Burial will be in Burtchville Twp. Cemetery.
Visiting hours will be held Sunday 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Monday 11:00 a.m. until the time of services at 12:00 p.m. in the funeral home.
May O'Brien VFW Auxiliary will have a Memorial Service at 5:00 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home.
Pallbearers will be Stephan Markle, David Perley, David LaFrance, James Dean, John Gilbert and George LaFrance.
Memorial tributes may be made to the Youth for Christ.
To view obituary and share memories visit www.jowettfuneraldirectors.com
Published in The Times Herald from Mar. 8 to Mar. 9, 2014
Jowett Funeral Home and Cremation Service
1634 Lapeer Ave. Port Huron, MI 48060