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Norma Grant

April 11, 1926 — April 15, 2017

Norma Eugenia Grant, 91, passed away to meet her Savior Jesus Christ on Saturday, April 15,2017, at home surrounded by family. Norma was born to Oscar Troy White and Lillie Eugenia Campbell on April 11, 1926, in El Paso, Texas. She will lie in state from 1 to 7 p.m., Friday, April 21, 2017, at LaGrone Funeral Chapel: the family will receive friends from 4 to 7 p.m. The service will be held 11:30 a.m. Saturday, April 22, 2017, at Berrendo Baptist Church.
Norma graduated from Austin High School in El Paso, Texas as Salutatorian of the Class of 1943. She met and married the love of her life Sterling Grant on April 3, 1943. She secretly ran away with Sterling to Las Cruces, New Mexico to get married and to hide it from her parents. Sterling was being deploy to Wll. They were married for 66 years before his passing in 2009. She worked for Mountain Bell Telephone Company for a combined 30 years as a telephone operator and cashier before retiring in 1986. She was active with the Telephone Pioneers and Jingle Bob Club. She played the organ for many years at Trinity Baptist Church and Berrendo Baptist Church in Roswell. Close and dear friends were Darlene Enzian and Polly Morris. And her sweet and kind house keeper Elissa.
Norma was a truly dedicated Christian and mother. She lost the love of her life, Sterling Grant, in 2009 and continued to look forward to the day that she could be reunited. She collected anything and everything. She loved her children and grandchildren very much. She loved attending and being a part of the family at Berrendo Baptist Church where she played the organ and was a part the Ladies Golden Circle Sunday School Class. Norma will be remembered as always being at the Little Base Ball Fields here in Roswell with her husband and later to watch her grandsons play. She was able to Celebrate her 91st birthday with family and friends on Monday night where she was so happy and laughed with her family as she continued to keep everyone in stiches. What a memory to cherish forever.
Norma was preceded in death by her parents, Oscar Troy White and Lillie Eugenia Campbell; husband Sterling R Grant, Sr, and grandson Sterling R Grant, III.
Norma is survived by her Daughter Dr. Bonnie E Muncy and her husband Martin of Andrews, Texas; Sons Sterling R Grant and his wife Beth of Albuquerque, Gordon L Grant and his wife Lynette of Artesia, Troy O Grant and his wife Valarie of Roswell, and William A Grant and his wife Kim of Amarillo, Texas. Grandchildren: Vickie Lawson and her husband David, Melissa Kissell and her husband Steve, Heather Hester and her husband Kyle, Brandon Grant, Joshua Grant, Christina Grant, Nickolas Grant, Caleb T Grant and his wife Emily, Luke D Grant and his wife Miranda, Megan Evans and her husband Aaron, and Chad Britten.

Great grandchildren: Hudson Grant, Jacob Grant, L.J. Grant, Emery Hester, Hunter Grant, Grant Kissell, Sarina Kissell, Austin Carter, Elliott Grant, Danial Lawson, Samuel Lawson, Abigail Lawson, Caron Evans, Cole Bishop, Jaxton Bishop, Izaac Caton, and Skylar Grant.
Pallbearers will be her grandchildren and the Honorary Pallbearers are the Deacons from Berrendo Baptist Church: Mike Hardwick, Hoie Sparkman, Joe English, Kenny Arther, and Steve Davis.
Those who wish to, in lieu of flowers you can donate to the Berrendo Baptist Church Building Fund or the Meals on Wheels.

Visitation


LaGrone Funeral Chapel
900 South Main
Roswell, NM  88203
Friday, April 21, 2017
1 PM to 7 PM

Service


Memorial Service

Berrendo Baptist Church
401 West Berrendo Road
Roswell, NM  88201
Saturday, April 22, 2017
11:30 AM
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