BOARDMAN, Ohio - Marietta (Ivy) Grant, 87, departed this life Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2017, at 3:15 p.m.
She was born May 15, 1930, in Philadelphia, PA. the daughter of James and Ida Lacey Ivy.
She was employed with the McDonald, Ohio Board of Education for 30 years as a custodian, before retiring.
She was a member of the Summit Assemblies of God and was a former member of the Friendship Baptist Church, where she taught Sunday school.
She enjoyed gardening, knitting, crocheting and reading. Her personal library held over several thousand books, including a vast collection of African American history and literature.
She married George Irvin Grant in 1950, he died June 18, 1997.
She leaves to mourn one son, George Anthony “Tony” Grant of McDonald, Ohio; one daughter, Ms. Michele Denise Grant of Youngstown, OH; two brothers, Hershel (Joyce) Ivy of Laurinburg, N.C. and Stanhouse (Noi) Ivy of Austin, Texas; five sisters, Ms. Martha Ivy of Warren, Ohio, Ms. Anna Provitt of Niles, OH, Mrs. Carol Brightwell of Warren, Ohio, Ms. Eleanor Ivy of Masury, OH and Ms. Emily Burke of Youngstown, OH; three grandchildren, Joshua Grant and Jacob Grant, both of Wadsworth, Ohio and Ms. Jessica Grant of New Philadelphia, OH; and a host of relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Darryl Lyn Grant; two brothers, Howard “Pete” Ivy and Louis Ivy; and one sister, Mrs. Florence Parker.
The family thanks North Lima Fresenius Dialysis Center
Calling hours will be held Sunday, August 6, 2017, from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Sterling-McCullough Williams Youngstown Funeral Chapel.
Graveside services will be held Monday, Aug. 7, 2017, at 11 a.m. at Oakwood Cemetery in Warren, OH. (Trumbull County)
Arrangements of comfort were handled by the Sterling-McCullough Williams Youngstown Funeral Home.
Jessie Odessa Lacy