Marie Riggan Reaves Grant, born December 20, 1924, passed peacefully from this world on Monday, June 18, 2018.
Funeral services will be 11:00AM Saturday, June 23, 2018 at First Christian Church of Greensboro with burial to follow at Westminster Gardens Cemetery.
She and her late husband, Elmer Bruce Reaves, lived on The Farm north of Greensboro where they hosted many youth retreats, family reunions, and visits from family and friends. They were active for many years in the life of First Christian Church, Greensboro, as elders (she was an Elder Emeritus), founders of the Reaves Young Adult Sunday School Class and sponsors of the Christian Youth Fellowship. She was dedicated to serving others for years at Camp Carefree for kids with cancer, Vacation Bible School on Andros Island and church camps, Christmount and Camp Caroline. She was known as “Mom Reaves” and later “Grandma Reaves” to hundreds of young adults and youth from all over the state.
She married Marshall Grant on September 20, 2003 and resided with him in Garysburg/Gaston NC until her death. She is survived by her husband Marshall Grant; sons, Elmer Bruce Reaves, Jr. (Carol), Richard William Reaves (Sheila); step-daughter Sue Grant Allen (Rod); step-son David Grant (Carol); five grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews and countless friends.
Visitation will be 6:00 to 8:00 PM Friday, June 22, 2018 at Lambeth Troxler Funeral Home, 300 W. Wendover Ave. in Greensboro.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Christmount, 222 Fern Way, Black Mountain, NC 28711, Camp Caroline, 3398 Janiero Rd., Arapahoe, NC 28510 or First Christian Church, 1900 W. Market St., Greensboro, NC 27403.
As the quote says on her grave marker, “She was twice blest; she was happy and she knew it.”