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Grace Stainback Grizzard

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6:00 – 8:00 PM on Thursday, May 30

Owen Funeral Home

303 South Halifax Road
Jarratt, Virginia

10:00 am Friday, May 31

Greensville Memorial Cemetery

1250 Skippers Road
Emporia, Virginia

Grace Stainback Grizzard, 87 of Emporia, Virginia passed away on Tuesday, May 28, 2019.  She was a devoted wife and mother. Grace was a member of Calvary Baptist Church where she lovingly prepared many meals for her church family and functions.  She was preceded in death by her husband Jessie “Pete” Grizzard, parents Willie and Florence Stainback, Siblings Willie Mae Poarch, Ruby Price, Annie Poole, Gladys Walker, WB Stainback, James “Jimmy” Stainback, Richard Stainback, and Gene Stainback.  She is survived by her children Katherine Grizzard Colvin (Gary) of Suffolk, Jessie K. Grizzard Jr. (Sheila) of Richmond, Terri Grizzard Johnson (Troy) of Suffolk, grandchildren Hank Thornburg, Michelle Petcu, Chris Grizzard, Kate Thornburg, Haley Norfolk, Lucas Johnson, six great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews, brothers Francis Stainback, Albert Stainback, Rufus Stainback, Carroll Stainback and sisters Emily Andre, Goldie Cox, Florence Scott, and Marie Schnitz.  The family will receive visitors at Owen Funeral Home 6:00 – 8:00PM on Thursday, May 30.  A graveside service will be held at Greensville Memorial Cemetery, Hwy 301, Emporia on Friday, May 31. Online condolences may be shared with the family at

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