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Madge Leone Grant

20 April, 192631 March, 2021
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Madge Leone Grant nee Jones, 94, passed away peacefully on March 31, 2021 in Houston Texas. She was born on April 20, 1926 in Mandeville Jamaica. The daughter of Wilfred Augustus Jones and Mary Richards.

She was preceded in death by her husband Austin Forbes Grant, sisters Lileith Jones, Edna Swaby, her brother Lister Richards and her grandson Jason Grant.

She attended New Green School and Manchester High School in Mandeville Jamaica.

Madge married her childhood sweet heart Austin Forbes Grant on July 31, 1948 together they had three children Lorna Jean Grant, Karl Austin Grant and Don Leslie Wilfred Grant.

In addition to her life work as an artist Madge held jobs Managing her father’s farm (Marshall), as a devoted Homemaker, Telegraphist (Mandeville Post Office), Accounts Manager, (JLA) and Hospitality Manager. (Hotel Astra)

Madge excelled with her lifetime commitment as a creative artist in the design and creation of clothing, quilting, knitting, drawing, coloring, crocheting, baking, cooking, gardening and cultivating orchids and many varieties of exotic tropical plants.

Madge studied wood carving with renowned master carver Vincent Eudovic at The Eudovic Gallery in Castries St Lucia. She created an outstanding collection before retiring from wood carving. Madge volunteered her services for many organizations including United Way of Jamaica.

Madge relocated from her hometown of Mandeville Jamaica to live in Houston Texas in December 2002. She became actively involved at The Neighborhood Senior Center in Clear Lake where she had many friends. She was an active member of the Clear Lake Congregation of The Jehovah’s Witnesses. Madge was a very caring and devoted mother to her children and grandchildren and a devoted aunt to her nieces and nephews.

Madge was very loving and compassionate, she was always dedicated to encouraging, helping and mentoring others.

She will be greatly missed by her family (children Lorna and husband Robert, Karl and wife Heather, Don. Grandchildren Maria and husband Farrell, Andrew, Karla, Ryan, great grand daughter Ariane, nieces, nephews, many other relatives and friends. She will never be forgotten.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday April 17, 2021 at 8:30 am EDT in the Pyramid at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens, 2401 South West 64th Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33317, Internment will follow in the cemetery.

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Karen Gaines

26 April 2021

I will miss my Dear Sister. The Resurrection Hope can comfort us as Jesus taught: "All those in the memorial tomb will hear his voice and come out" --John 5:28, 29.
Also, soon death will be no more-- Revelation 21:3,4--
Karen Gaines

Lorna Parkins

17 April 2021

From the Stephenson and Spencer families

Ms Madge was a beloved member of our family. Her beautiful smile, her great sense of humor and loving spirit will remain with us forever.
Ms Madge grew up with our mother Carmen and her siblings and shared a birthdate with our favorite uncle, Bryan. She used to regale us with stories of her childhood days when they both would play together on the road from school while the older ones had already hurried home to the exasperation of her mother and our grandmother.
We recall with great fondness family gatherings over the years and will forever appreciate how she and Don travelled all the way from Texas to be present with us at our mother’s funeral six years ago. How can we forget how they travelled to Kingston from Mandeville, Ms Madge not having a driver’s license, and their amusement as a police officer gently guided them to a suitable parking space!
A family is a circle of love, not broken by a loss but made stronger by the memories. Wherever a beautiful soul has been, there is a trail of beautiful memories. Ms Madge, it will be hard to forget someone who gave us so much to remember.

Patrick Henry Quinn

17 April 2021

Madge was always so pleasant to be around. She was one of my favorites at the Kingdom Hall to talk too after the meeting. She was strong spiritually and I’m certain that Jehovah will remember her!! Job 14: 14,15.

Jack Lambert

17 April 2021

The loss of Sister Grant as we know her by is very sad to our family.
We have so many fond memories of Sister Grant especially when driving to the Kingdom Hall or Conventions. She always had stories to tell and everyone loved her Jamaican accent and her beautiful smile. She never complained and always a joy to be around.
She was always buying us little gifts and making us a food.

Sister Grant was a student of God’s word the Bible and was aware of scriptures such as John 5:28,29 of a Resurrection. 2peter 3:13
“ A new heavens
and a new earth “ Under God’s Kingdom. Psalms 37:9-11 “ The righteous will possess the earth”.... Titus 1:2 “ God cannot lie about this”.
I know these scriptures brought comfort to her as it should to all of us!
We will miss Madge for now but looking forward to God’s promises of seeing and being reunited with our loved ones again under that Kingdom arrangement with Jesus as King!

Roslyn Frazier

17 April 2021

In every thing give thanks for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.
1 Thessalonians 5:18
I am very grateful and appreciative for the times I’ve spent with my dear Ms. Madge. She reminded me so much of my grandmother. I enjoyed the charisma, joy, laughter, wisdom, smile and love. Karl, Lorna and Don your mother was a true jewel and was very blessed to have lived 94 years. I’m thankful to God that she passed thru my life. We’ll meet again when the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.
1 Thessalonians 4:16 - 17

Audrey Marshall

16 April 2021

Aunty Madge,
We shall miss her greatly. Her love and warmth are unforgetable. We look forward to seeing her when there will be ...Life without End .. under the rule of Jesus' Christ.

Sincere condolences to Lorna, Karl, Don and all the family.
From: Audrey 'Peggy' Marshall and family.

Forest Lawn Funeral Home South

15 April 2021

Forest Lawn South would like to express our deepest and sincerest condolences to you and your family at this most difficult time.

We wish you peace to bring comfort, the courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts.

Sincerely,
Forest Lawn Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens South Staff

Sonia Rosado

12 April 2021

Madge you became family through the years.
Your sweet smile and thoughtfulness will be missed.
I learned to become more patient and accepting
from all our conversations. Your laughter helped me get through hard times.
You were a loyal friend to my mother. I hope you are both enjoying a good conversation and laughing.
We were blessed to have been part of your life.
Sonia

Inez Collings

12 April 2021

Madge my dear friend, I will miss you only for a little while. We will meet in Paradise.....love Inez

Pauline Austin

12 April 2021

I miss our phone calls,
your playful spirit and overall joyfulness...
memories of long-ago days,
your bursts of laughter
and always,
the gentleness of you.
I AM so very thankful for it all.
Lovingly (and as you would often say),
"BYE FOR NOW!"

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