Alice Mae Grant
January 31, 1940 – November 4, 2018
Alice Mae Pickens Grant (affectionately known as “Flossie”) was born on January 31, 1940 in Woodstock Georgia to the late Wesley and Bertha (Green) Pickens. She was the fifth child of seven. After fighting a long battle of illness she departed this life on November 4, 2018 at Emory Johns Creek Hospital. Alice Attended Bailey Johnson High school and soon married the late Eugene Joel Grant. To this union four children were born.
After marriage she transferred her membership from Pleasant Hill Missionary Baptist Church to Saint James United Methodist Church serving the church in many positions. She was a Sunday school teacher, an Usher, member of the finance committee , also a member of the hospitality committee and sang in the senior ( Voices of Faith) choir; to name a few.
Her passion for helping and serving others was also displayed in her career with the Fulton County Board of Education. Alice served as President of the PTA, helped as a teacher’s aide although she found her true love was working as a cook. She also earned an accounting certificate and worked a second job in retail at Richway then Target for 16 yrs. Alice continued to work as a cook for over 20 years until retiring in 2006.
In retirement she loved to travel with family and take day trips with both the Alpharetta and church seniors. She loved to bake cakes and watch sports cheering for her home team especially if they were winning. She had a warm smile and very friendly personality.
Alice is preceded in death by her parents, two sisters: Jane Pickens and Elizabeth Mapp and one brother Lewis Pickens.
Alice is survived by her four children Brenda Jean Grant Strickland ( Rev John R. Strickland) of Decatur, GA. Joel Maurice Grant ( Cassandra) of Alpharetta, GA. Michael David Grant( Shelia) of Lawrenceville, GA and Jacqueline Denise Grant of Alpharetta, GA Nine grandchildren: Alicia, Brittany, Courtney, and Devon Strickland , Ellis, Adrianna and Joshua Grant . Shanika Martin and Mikia Grant. Two sisters Barbara Wilson Roswell, GA Susie Pickens Boston, MA Two brothers: John ( Jack) Pickens ( Patsy) Roswell, GA and John Albert Foster (Martha) Fayetteville, GA . Along with a host of relatives and friends.
- Visitation Friday, November 9, 2018
- Visitation Saturday, November 10, 2018
- Celebration Of Life Saturday, November 10, 2018
Alice Mae Grant
November 12, 2018
I am so sorry to hear of the passing of sweet Alice. I was privileged to work with her at Roswell North Elementary. It was always good to go into the school cafeteria and see her. I will remember her smile and kindness to all. She will be dearly missed. I send my love and sympathy to her family. Revelations 21 and 22
November 8, 2018
I send my condolences to the family of Ms. Alice and am praying that they receive comfort during this time of grief and sorrow. I feel that I personally knew Ms. Alice because my niece (Sheila) would always have beautiful words to say about her mother-in-law (Ms. Alice). God bless each and every one of you.