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Footprints: Maizie Grant - A beautiful person with a pure heart

Published:Tuesday | January 19, 2016 | 12:00 AM

Reverend Maizie Gray Grant.was a God-fearing woman who believed in helping people, especially women, as well as a counsellor to young people.

She grew up in West Green Crescent, Montego Bay, St James, with her five sisters and one brother. Her sisters are Patsy, Daphne, Anaena, Beverly, Neetie, and her only brother, George.

She enjoyed cooking and taking care of her family.

She is remembered as a beautiful person with a pure heart.

She was always encouraging and never ceased to speak the Word of God. After all, she was a pastor by profession.

Her mother's name is Melvena Colstock and she taught her children how to be respectful and compassionate.

Grant passed on the morals she learnt from her mother to her children as she tried to mould them in a way she thought was right.

She had five children. Karen Gray-Buchanan, Cassandra Gray-Swaby, Donato Buchanan, and Jeremy and Jennel Gray adored their mother.

They expressed their appreciation of her and all that she has offered and taught them. They are saddened by her untimely passing because they believed she was an amazing woman.

"She was passionate about the things she did," her daughter recalled.

"She was always caring and kind."

Grant was a no-nonsense woman. She was loving but never afraid to tell you you're wrong. She would never tolerate anything she thought was bad.

"She was always very supportive of everything, if there was a death, she would endeavour to send a wreath/flowers, or if somebody did well, she would arrange to have them awarded, she believed that people should be appreciated when they did well," her daughter remembered.

Reverend Maizie Gray Grant was pure joy. She was peaceful. She was married to George Gray, but she predeceased him. They led a beautiful life and set good examples for their children and anyone else who knew them.

It was a sad day on December 22, 2015 for the family of Maizie Gray Grant as she passed away at the Cornwall Regional Hospital.

There was a thanksgiving service for her on January 16, 2016 at the Faith Temple Assembly of God in Montego Bay, where her family and friends gathered to say their last goodbye to a phenomenal woman who touched and changed the lives of many.

- Rasheda Myles