From her funerary program:
Patricia Diane Grandy (Dottie) was given
the gift of life on July 29, 1952 in Princeton, North Carolina being
born to the late Earnest Kinston and Emma Beatrice Carroll. God
brought Pat home on Saturday, September 23, 2006.
Always an excellent student, Pat received her education in the public
school system of Princeton grade school in Princeton, NC and Richard B.
Harrison High School in Selma, NC. She completed her high school
education in Newark, NJ. and eventually matriculated from the Medical
School for Secretaries. She was fulfilled by her work with seniors.
Among her many interests and accomplishments, Pat was a licensed
cosmetologist. Her professional career included 36 years with Riggs/PNC
After relocating to Washington, DC., she united with First Baptist
Church of Marshall Heights where she later joined the intermediate
Usher Board. Her active lifestyle included hand-dancing and activities
sponsored by the Richard B. Harrison Alumni Association (Washington
metro and NC chapters.)
Pat is the proud mother of Anita D. Shorter (Sheldon) of Kennesaw, GA
and the late U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt Byron D. Grandy-Richardson. Pat
leaves to cherish her memory: her beloved daughter, Anita;
daughter-in-law, Crystal Grandy-Richardson; granddaughters: Shequita,
Alexis, and Zoe, grandsons: Carsten and Soren; a devoted friend, R.
Eugene (Geno) Richardson; sisters Kay Joyner & (Ralph), Lauryne Green &
(James), Bernice Houston & (Jacob), Agnes Canady & (Jay Cee), Carolyn
Bryant & (Bobby); Emma Jean Grandy, Daisy Brown, and Katie B. Blount &
(Alvin, Sr.); bothers: Albert B. Grandy & (Francine) and Horace A.
Grandy; and God son, Emanuel Ford Young. There are a host of aunts,
uncles, other relative, and friends who will dearly miss her.
Pallbearers: DuRon Blount, Charles Bridges, Jeff Canady, Carlton
Ford, Cedric Jackson, Edwin Bryant
Special Remarks : Jeff Canady, Deshonjla Blount
Solo: Timothy Joyner
Eulogy: Pastor Lehman D. Bates
Interment : Washington National Cemetery Suitland, MD 11/29/2006
Expressions of thanks:
The family is eternally grateful for the outpouring of love, support
and acts of kindness during these hours of bereavement. The prayers,
flowers, and messages of consolation have been a comfort and a blessing.