Rosa Grantham

West Reading, Pennsylvania


West Reading, Pennsylvania


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Rosa Essie Lee Grantham Rosa Essie Lee Grantham, 94, passed February 7, 2021, in her Reading residence. She was the beloved wife of the late Walter Howard Grantham Sr. with whom she celebrated 40 years of marriage. Born in Eustis, FL, she was the daughter of the late William King and Mary Magdalene (Laury) Williams. Essie was a graduate of Eustis Vocational High School. In her earlier years, she was employed by Hawthorne Manor as a nurse and later working from John Wannamaker Dept. Store before retiring. She was a member of St. John’s Missionary Baptist Church, Reading. Essie was a devoted Christian. She enjoyed cooking, spending time with her family and friends and singing in the Reading Community Gospel Choir. But her true love was taking care of her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She is survived by her three children, Geneva (Grantham) Jenkins wife of the late Isaac Jenkins, Bernadette V. Grantham, companion of Bernard Holmes and Walter H. Grantham Jr. She is also survived by five siblings, Mary Daisy Floyd, Henderson Wynn, Martha (Wynn) Williams, Robert Williams, and Pauline (Williams) Hickson; 18 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and 6 great-great-grandchildren. Essie was predeceased by two children, Barbara J. Stevens, Loretta Y. (King) Perez.; brother, David J. Williams. A Celebration of Life Service will be held Friday, February 19, 2021, at 12 p.m. in the Edward J. Kuhn Funeral Home Inc., 739 Penn Ave., West Reading, PA 19611, with burial to follow at St. Michael’s Cemetery, Birdsboro. Viewing will be held from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the funeral home. Edward J. Kuhn Funeral Homes Inc. is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be expressed at

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deepest sympathy.. many memories of this wonderful lady. may GOD encourage your hearts at this time

May God bless. My condolences. May she rest in paradise.

May she rest in peace God bless her soul

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. From The Family of Carrie Duncan. Mrs. Essie friend sending our condolences.

Prayers and Heartfelt Condolences to the Grantham Family. Ms. Essie,was a Wonderful Mother like to Us all as children. She is going to be missed by many, but She leaves Us all with lots of Memories
Thank You for being in My Life. Farewell, Until We Meet Again.

May Mrs. Rosa Essie Lee Grantham Rest Easy in Heaven.

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Our condolences go out to the family Miss Essie was a sweet lady. The Duncan family have sweet memories of her at our family reunions. May God sustain you during this time of your loss.

To the family May God give you comfort during this time .Mrs Essie has taken her flight into the heavenly alms to be a servant in the kingdom and live in her new mansion the Lord prepared for her. Our deepest condolences.