MRS. REBECCA JANE KING GRIER
November 2, 1916 - January 27, 1995
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We extend our sincerest gratitude to those who expressed sympathy and who were supportive during our bereavement.
The Family of Mrs. Rebecca Jane King Grier
The Lord is my inheritance and my cup; He alone will give me my reward.
The measuring line has marked a lovely place for me: My inheritance is my great delight. Ps. 16: s-a
SAINT PETER CLAVER CATHOLIC CHURCH
Macon, Georgia February 1, 1995
H U T C H I N G S FUNERAL HO~ MACON, GEORGIA
Rebecca Jane King Grier was born on November 2, 1916 in Savannah, Georgia. She was one of five children born to the parents of the late Joseph Francis King and Josephine Rebecca Campbell King.
As an infant, she was baptized into the Catholic faith at Saint Benedict the Moor Catholic Church.
Rebecca Jane King was educated in the Chatham County School System and received her diploma from Beach Cuyler High School. After graduation, she attended Georgia State College in Savannah, and in 1941 received a B.S. degree in science from Xavier University in New Orleans. She was the recipient of
numerous National Science Foundation awards for continued studies at Columbia University, Hampton Institute and Atlanta University.
In 1943, Rebecca Jane and Freddie Leandrew Grier, a native of Macon, entered into the Holy Sacrament of Matrimony at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Savannah. Making their home in Macon, they joined St. Peter Claver Catholic Church where they baptized the children born of this union.
Commencing at "Old" Ballard High, Mrs. Grier taught for over three decades in the Bibb County Public School System before retiring in 1979. She was a dedicated teacher who enkindled a love for science to enhance awareness and appreciation for the magnanimity
of God's creation. She was also very talented in dance and music. She enthusiastically shared these talents with her children, her students and the community.
Mrs. Grier had an unending commitment to her
husband, Freddie and their children. She had a fervent devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary and the Sacred Heart of Jesus.
She is survived by her husband, Mr. Freddie L. Grier, Sr., five children, Freddie L. Grier, Jr., Jane Maria Grier, Josephine R. Grier, Roxie Grier Harris, and Loretto Grier Cudjoe.
Grandchildren: Michelle Grier, Joseph Neal Grier,
Freddie L. Grier, III, Peter Kofi Amihere Cudjoe, III, Ryan Okehi Harris, and Thomas Kofi Mensah Cudjoe.
Sister: Mrs. Tallulah King Cogswell and Sister-in-law: Mrs. Roxie Grier Epps. She is also survived by cousins and a host of nieces and nephews.
Deceased brothers include: Joseph C. King, Paul G. King, and Edward C. King.
Musical selections performed by Mrs. Ella Proctor and Mrs. Emma Patterson
PROCESSIONAL HYMN: What AFriend We Have In Jesus, cHARLEs c. coNVERsE
Robert Ellington, Soloist
SCRIPTURE READINGS GOSPEL READINGS
OFFERTORY HYMN: Precious U>rd Take My Hand. THoMAs DoRsEY
Betty James Jordan, Soloist EUCHARISTIC PRAYER
COMMUNION HYMN: Taste And See, JAMEs E. MooRE
St. Peter Claver Choir
MR. JOE RUSSELL - former student and friend MRS. PEARLIE DANIELS TOLIVER - former student, adviser , and friend
MEDITATION HYMN: Jesus Is All The World To Me, wiLL L. THoMPsoN
Pearlie Daniels Toliver. Soloist
RECESSIONAL HYMN: I'll Be Somewhere Listening For My Name. EDuARDo J. LANGo
St. Peter Claver Choir
Father Father Father Deacon
J~es K i r c h n e r
Tho~as Kirke~do1 1
Robert Cheney Fra~k M a t h i s
MIDDLE GEORGIA MEMORY GARDENS, Joycliff Road, Macon
Pallbearers: <>scar Vinson, Edward Cogswell, Peter Cudjo~,
jero~ King, Arthur Nicols, joseph Grier, Freddie Crier, Ill.
THOSE NOT GOING TO THE BURIAL SITE PLEASE FEEL WELCOMED TO GO IMMEDIATELY TO THE PARISH HALL, DOWNSTAIRS. FOOD WILL BE SERVED .