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Forest Lawn Funeral Home & Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens

2401 Southwest 64th Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL

A MESSAGE FROM THE FAMILY

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OBITUARY

Milton Hughson Grant

December 18, 1966May 16, 2020
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Milton Hughson Grant AKA “Billy” was born in St. James, Jamaica on December 18, 1966 to Morallis and Danae Grant and was the fifth of seven children. God called him home on May 16th, 2020. As a child he was obedient, gentle, adventurous, and a bit unconventional at times. Milton moved to the United States in October 1979. As a youth he attended Everglades Middle School and graduated from Dillard High School in Fort Lauderdale. Milton continued his education at Broward College, and Florida Atlantic University. He was an exceptional scholar, and many would agree a very intelligent person. Milton worked various jobs throughout his young life; nevertheless, he considered himself to be versatile and headstrong. As a result of his resourceful spirit, Milton was often his own boss. He was a man who had to do things his way, and he would eventually be deemed an entrepreneur. He devoted his time by helping those who needed his assistance. Milton was a member of the Mt. Olivet SDA Church, and as a young adult he enjoyed singing in the youth choir. He was a loving, kind, and caring son, father, brother, husband, uncle, and friend to everyone that knew him. He will be deeply missed by all the lives he touched. Milton is survived by his devoted wife: Nicola Grant and adoring children: Taylor, Blaine, and Bailey. Milton also leaves behind his grieving parents: Danae & Morallis Grant. His loving sisters: Donna, Judith, Karen; Brothers: Keith (Nichola), Robert (Dianne), and Curtis (Ollie). Additionally, his cherished nieces and nephews and a host of aunties, uncles, cousins, god-sister, and family friends. Please join Milton’s family in celebrating his life and remembering to love and forgive and as Ephesians 4:32 states: “Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you” (NIV).

Services

  • Visitation

    Saturday, May 30, 2020

  • Visitation

    Sunday, May 31, 2020

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  • Funeral Service

    Sunday, May 31, 2020

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  • Committal Service

    Sunday, May 31, 2020

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Memories

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Kafi Virtue

May 31, 2020

My family and I express our deepest sympathy to Billy’s family and friends. Wishing you peace & comfort as you grieve.

To Billy’s wife and my dearest friend, Nikki – I pray you find strength to face the days ahead; may your heart heal, may you breathe again, laugh again, live again.

I love you, and I’m here for you!

Dwayne West

May 31, 2020

To the Grant Family I so sorry that I could be there with you all I have are good memories of Billy from the first time that the family came to my olivet and as we grew up as friends my thoughts and prayers are with you all
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Tony Williams

May 31, 2020

Miss you my brother from another. You and your family will always have a special place in my heart. See you on the other side.

Elaine Whyte

May 31, 2020

RIP Billy boy you were a well loved by family ,church family and friends

Dianna Blake-Bennett

May 31, 2020

My deepest condolences to the Grant families as they mourn Billy’s loss. I pray for God’s strength and comfort as he continues to carry you through this difficult period.
My love and hugs to you all.

Nicole Laing

May 30, 2020

Dear Billy,
I have been numb since I heard. Disbelief surrounds me, and incomprehensibility consumes me. I have tried to forget this news Billy, in hopes it was a mere fallacy- but just yesterday I was stopped in my tracks, when I saw someone who looked just like you. My heart raced. I looked away, trying to erase the sadness that began to creep up within my spirit. I quickly looked back- to catch another glimpse- attempting to hold on to a memory of you- by just staring at this person who looked just. like. you- but when I turned. He was gone. I miss you Billy. I still can’t believe this is true. I went to see Auntie Danae last week. We talked about you. I’m sure you heard us :) We talked about the mangoes you were going to drop off by the house. I was supposed to get some of those mangoes Billy. Since then, I have been getting a lot of mangoes from different people :) The first set was from Auntie Danae. Thank you for always being so thoughtful of us, and taking care of Auntie Danae. I will miss our debates, our thought provoking conversations about the intricacies of tertiary education...or just about life in general. I would have loved for you to get to know Mya better, to be a sounding board for all the ideas I have for her future education. I appreciate the moments we shared. Sincerely, I will miss them. Most of all, I will miss your voice calling out to me as you walked through the door; but most of all, I will miss our jokes, your big beautiful smile, and solid bear hugs. I love you Billy. Rest is God’s everlasting peace. We will miss you, but never forget you. I love you- and will miss you SO much. I feel so sad thinking about this reality which now exists...you not being here with us; and again- disbelief surrounds me. I have yet to make sense of this. How can I? Miss you. Love you.
Nikki

Julie Gordon

May 30, 2020

My sincere condolences to the Grant family.

I met Billy 32 years ago when I visited Fort Lauderdale from London for the first time.
On meeting Billy, I thought ‘who in the world is this crazy guy?’... and to be honest, in all the years I visited, that thought never changed!
I had never met anyone like Billy. He was ridiculously funny, never ever seemed to get mad or frustrated and was the kindest and most generous person I had met.

The world is most definitely a sadder place for him not being in it.
J x

Forest Lawn Funeral Home South

May 29, 2020

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

Emecia Bishop

May 28, 2020

Billy and I met at Dillard High School. I was in the 9th grade, and we have been friends ever since. We attended the same church, and
Billy and Mr. Grant would transport me, my grandmother, and cousin to services on Sabbath at Mt. Olivet SDA and then Lauderhill SDA.
We spoke often, mostly reminiscing about high school years, and about our children. He raved about his children. We spoke Monday morning before his passing, and I remember him laughing about a joke, and him saying ” I just passed by your house to get some mangoes, but you didn't have any”. Little did I know, the last time we spoke would be the LAST TIME WE SPEAK.

I will miss you my FRIEND, the talks we have had, and your LAUGHTER.

It's with a heavy heart and tears in my eyes I offer my deepest condolences to the entire family.

Thank you for giving us an intelligent, unconventional, loving, kind, charismatic - and all around wonderful man, and HE WILL BE REMEMBERED BY SOME MANY.

Kafi Virtue

May 27, 2020

I met Billy and Nikki in 1991 at BCC, we started hanging out after school and on weekends and soon, the three of us were inseparable. Billy was someone we could talk to about anything, someone who always had our back, no matter what.

I remember Billy taught me how to drive a stick-shift on his brand new, ice blue metallic, Acura Integra – I’m sure I burnt out his clutch many times, and he never once asked me to replace it, nor did he get frustrated with my slow learning process.

Billy was very smart, a math expert, and a successful Tax Preparer. He had been doing my taxes for the last ten years, and every year, I could expect a nice fat return. You know, Billy never once asked me for compensation. I just had to write him a check and give it to Nikki. He was the kindest person I ever had the pleasure of knowing.

Billy had a big smile that lit up the room, and a big heart that was generous to everyone.

We will all miss you a lot, my dear friend. Thank you for everything! Rest In Peace.

Isaiah 41:10 “Do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”

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