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GRANT, Charles Reverend Charles William Grant was born into this life on March 18, 1927 in Cleveland, Ohio. In 1956, he answered the divine call and was licensed and ordained for the ministry. In 1948, he met and married his soul mate, Miss Patsy O'Neal Sanders of Atlanta, Georgia. To this union nine children were born, five girls and four boys. In 1978, he became the full time Pastor of The Mount Welcome Missionary Baptist Church. Rev. Grant's contribution to the metro community included the following: Morehouse School of Religion Board of Directors, a life time member of the NAACP, the Georgia Community Action Association, the Clayton County Ministerial Alliance, the Southern Regional Hospital Authority, former moderator of the Atlanta Missionary Baptist Association, 100 Black Men, and many, many others. His awards include: Clayton County Bar Association "Liberty Bell Award", President's Champion Award, Earl Jones Award & Community Champion Award (all from GCAA); NAACP Image Award and the coveted Elijah P. Lovejoy Award. One of Rev. Grant's most honored moments was the renaming of Aviation Boulevard to the new "CHARLES W. GRANT PARKWAY" by a unanimous agreement of the Clayton County Board of Commissioners. Rev. Grant was a god-fearing man who loved and treasured his family. They will miss him dearly. He leaves to cherish his memory, a loving and devoted wife for sixty-six years, Mrs. Patsy O'Neal Grant of Forest Park, Georgia; 4 sons of which 2 preceded him in death, 5 daughters, 26 blessed grandchildren, 42 precious great grandchildren and 6 adored great-great grandchildren; 2 sisters, and a host of other close relatives, church members, colleagues and countless friends who were blessed to know him. Celebration of Life Honoring his Life and Legacy will be held on Thursday, April 10, 2014 at 11:00am at First Baptist Church-142 College Street, Jonesboro GA. Dr. Mel Blackaby, Sr Pastor; Dr. Darryl Roberts, Sr Pastor of Mt. Welcome Missionary Baptist Church, Officiating; Dr. Augustus T. Curry, Sr Pastor of Cornerstone Baptist Church, Eulogist. His remains will lie in state from 9am to the hour of service. Viewing from 9am-4pm at Gregory B. Levett & Sons Funeral Homes, South DeKalb Chapel and from 5pm-8pm at Mt. Welcome Missionary Baptist Church. He will be laid to rest at Kennedy Memorial Gardens-Ellenwood GA. Please visit www.levettfuneralhome. com to express condolences. Gregory B. Levett & Sons Funeral Homes & Crematory-4347 Flat Shoals Pkwy, Decatur GA (404)241-5656
Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution from Apr. 5 to Apr. 9, 2014
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