Juanita B. Grady, age 91, of Marion, North Carolina, departed to be with the Lord on the evening of Monday, March 25, 2019, at Mission Hospital McDowell.

Born in Roxboro, North Carolina, on April 22, 1927, she was the daughter of the late Timothy Ward Burris and Nellie Mae Hall Burris. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Zollie Rolston Grady. A member of Second Baptist Church in Fayetteville, North Carolina, she also attended St. Mark's United Methodist Church and Catawba Heights Baptist Church in Marion up until her health began to decline. For 25 years, Juanita had served as a member of the Order of Eastern Star.

She is survived by her son, Rev. Larry Stephen Grady; and her daughter-in-law, Louise; one granddaughter, Angela G. Hemsley (Lane); one grandson, Michael S. Grady; and three great-grandchildren, Sebastian Belfonti, Grady Hemsley and Avery Hemsley.

A celebration of her life will be held on Saturday, April 6, 2019, at 11:00 a.m., in the Chapel of Beam Funeral Service in Marion, with Rev. Larry S. Grady officiating. A private interment will be held at the Cross Creek #3 Cemetery in Fayetteville, NC.

In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make a memorial donation in Juanita's memory are asked to consider the American Heart Association, 4217 Park Place Court, Glen Allen, VA 23060, Beam Funeral Service & Crematory is assisting the Grady family.

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