Patricia Diane Grandy - Aunt



Patricia Diane Grandy - Aunt, Banking Professional, Free Spirit   7/1952 - 9/2006

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 Bank.

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.


Dottie's death notice as it appeared on Washington

Reconstituted copy of her online Guestbook.


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