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Gracie Phillips Hand was born September 9, 1934 and exchanged morality for immorality on Monday, March 5, 2018 at her home in Belmont, North Carolina with her son at her side.  Gracie was the daughter of the late Green and Sarah Heffner Phillips.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Jerry Hand; son, Marnzell Gerald Hand Sr.; grandson, Marnzell G. Hand, Jr.; nine sisters, Emma, Ann, Ola, Sarah, Lizz, Willie Mae, Blanch, Ruthie Ann and Ella; four brothers, Bill, Till, A.C. and John Ruth. 
Gracie at an early age joined Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, Bowling Green, South Carolina.  Gracie loved Sunday School and she remained a faithful member until her failing health. 

Gracie was a graduate of Reid High School in Belmont, North Carolina.  Gracie lived in Staten Island, New York and Newark, New Jersey for several years before she returned to Belmont, North Carolina.  Gracie enjoyed life and her interests included visiting the sick & shut-in and shopping.

She leaves to cherish precious memories her son, Mark Hand of the home; two great grandchildren, Kyleigh Grace and Aaron Nichols Hand of Lowell, N.C.; one sister, Julia Dalton of Staten Island, N.Y.; one brother, James Phillips (Betty) of Cramerton, N.C.; two sisters-in-law, Betty Earl of Belmont, N.C. and Marie Hand of Los Angeles, CA; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.  

Funeral Arrangement

Costner Funeral Home Chapel

Thursday, March 8, 2018 @ 12:00 Noon

The family will receive friends thirty minutes prior to funeral.
(11:30 until 12 Noon)

Henry's Chapel Cemetery
Belmont, North Carolina

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  • Monday, March 05, 2018
    Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.
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  • Wednesday, March 07, 2018
    I enjoyed dropping by to see you . Sitting in your little room with your small heater on and talking with you. We had some great laughs. Fatback and bread crumbs on your lips when you peeked out and opened the door for me .I will miss and love you.May your family be in God's Peace. Rest in Heaven..Shelia
    ~ Shelia Williamson   Gastonia, NC