Gladys Grant Grant McKeown

December 9, 1919April 7, 2012

Mrs. Gladys Elizabeth Grant McKeown, 92, of Jamestown, NC, formally of Charlotte, departed from this life on Saturday, April 7, 2012 at Adams Farm Living and Rehabilitation Center.

The family will receive friends from 7:00 until 9:00 PM Friday, April 13, 2012 at Hanes-Lineberry Sedgefield Chapel in Jamestown, NC. Family will also receive friends Saturday afternoon, April 14, 2012 at 1:00 PM at Cole Memorial Methodist Church in Charlotte, NC, followed by the funeral service which will start at 2:00 PM. Burial will follow at St. Luke United Methodist Church in Lancaster, SC

Born in Chester, SC, to the late Thomas Lindsey Grant and Rebecca Knox Grant, Mrs. McKeown was a long-time and very active member of Cole Memorial United Methodist Church. She worked for The Presbyterian Hospital in Charlotte for over 20 years. She was a loving and devoted wife, daughter, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, who enjoyed nothing more than spending time with her family. In years past she was the president of the PTA, was a den mother in the boy scouts, was an accomplished seamstress, and enjoyed crocheting. In addition to her parents, Gladys was preceded in death by her husband, William Haskell McKeown, Sr.; and her siblings, Ted Grant, Ella Walker, and Jim Grant.

Those left to cherish her memory include her daughter, Billie Baynes and husband Ken of Jamestown; sons, Mac McKeown and wife Kathy of Greensboro, Bruce Grant McKeown of New York, NY, and Ray McKeown of Knoxville, TN; grandchildren, Ken Baynes, Jr. and wife Terri of Jamestown, NC, Kim Bowman and husband Chad of Kernersville, NC, Heather Rhodes and husband Jimmy of High Point, NC, Cameron McKeown of Raleigh, NC, Cory Hicks and his mother Stephanie Hicks of Knoxville, TN; great-grandchildren, Holly Bowman, Justin Baynes, Jackson Bowman, Tyler Rhodes, and Lauren Rhodes, as well as many nieces and nephews.

The family wishes to express their heartfelt appreciation to the caring staff at Adams Farm Living and Rehabilitation Center for their wonderful care.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care at Greensboro, 2500 Summit Ave., Greensboro, NC 27405 or to Cole Memorial United Methodist Church, 2022 W. Sugar Creek Road, in Charlotte, NC.

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  • Visitation Friday, April 13, 2012
  • Funeral Service Saturday, April 14, 2012

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Chuck McDougal

May 9, 2012

Mac and Kathy, So sorry to hear about Mrs McKeown.

April 20, 2012

Charlie joins me in sending our love & deepest condolences to you & your family in the loss of your mother. She must have been a remarkable person - would liked to have met her. Thinking of you during this difficult time. Grace & Peace Virginia & Charlie Tedder Greensboro NC

Roslyn Pruitt

April 19, 2012

We are so sorry to hear of your lose. I have known Bruce for half my life and I know how much he loved his Mother. To give and receive love is the most important thing in life and that's what I saw in your family. Mac, Kathy, Bruce and Family, we send our deepest condolences. We know this has been a great lose. May your love for each other console you.

Love, Roslyn and Barry

Paula Abramowitz

April 19, 2012

Your Mother was a loving and caring person. She brought you joy everyday. I know she was very proud of each of you, her wonderful family. My deepest sympathy goes to all of you. Looking at the glorious pictures, I see her in all of you. Bruce, my dearest friend, I love you and mourn with you. Oh, but what a delightful Mommy you had and all those wonderful memories are yours forever. My love to you all.


Amy Kagan

April 19, 2012

Bruce, my condolences to you and your family for the loss of your mother. From looking at all of the pictures, she looked like a great lady and appears to have lived a very long and fulfilling life!

Stephen Morton

April 16, 2012

Ray, I got the news much too late to come to the memorial service. Your mom was always so gracious to all the crazy young men that dropped by. If I remember one thing, it was just how proud she was of all her children and how positive she was that she had done well raising you all, each with unique gifts, and each with a quiet confidence to make the world a better place. This is the gift she gave to you and you all made her proud. I miss you and from time to time I still think of our visit to NYC to see Bruce. I know the love she gave, and the memories you have will give you comfort. May God bless you all.

April 13, 2012

Mac, we were so sorry to hear about your mother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Kathy and the family.
W.G. & Lawanda Walker

Steve Mowry

April 12, 2012

Ray, my condolences on your mom's passing. I remember her well from when we were kids playing poker at your house. Hope things are good with you. Give me a call sometime.

Judy Dalton

April 12, 2012

My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.Your Mom was like a mother to me. She definitely was and still is my guardian angel and a very special friend.She will be greatly missed but I will never forget her love or kind words.
Judy Hudson Dalton(Charlotte,N.C.)


April 12, 2012