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Marie Riggan Reaves Grant

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Marie Riggan Reaves Grant, born December 20, 1924, passed peacefully from this world on Monday, June 18, 2018.

She and her late husband, Elmer Bruce Reaves, grew up in Roanoke Rapids.

They lived in Greensboro, NC, for many years and their farm is still there.

She was very involved in the Roanoke Rapids High School Class of 1942 reunions until just a few years ago.

She married Marshall Grant on September 20, 2003, and resided with him in Garysburg/Gaston, NC until her death.

They attended Lebanon United Methodist Church in Garysburg.

She is survived by her husband Marshall Grant, her 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.

The funeral service will be at 11:00 AM on Saturday, June 23, 2018, at First Christian Church, Greensboro, with burial to follow at Westminster Gardens Cemetery.  

There will also be a memorial service at Lebanon United Methodist Church in Garysburg on Sunday, June 24, 2018 at the 9:45 AM service.

As the quote says on her grave marker, “She was twice blest; she was happy and she knew it.”

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