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George S. Grant, age 83, entered into eternal rest Thursday, May 10, 2018 at Doctors Hospital with his daughter at his bedside. He was the husband of 60 years to Geneva Rolland Grant.

The son of the late George and Olivia Grant, he was born and raised in Boston, MA, where he received his education. He was a veteran of the United States Marine Corp (1952-1954) and retired after 33 years as the first African-American Supervisor of Airport Services for American Airlines, at Logan International Airport, Boston, MA. After retirement, he served as a case manager for the Mystic Valley Elder Services, Inc. in Malden, MA.

While living in Medford, MA, he was a member of Grace Episcopal Church where he served as a Lay Reader, Chalice Bearer and member of the Mass Chapter of the Union of Black Episcopalians. After moving to Martinez, GA, in 1989, Mr. Grant became a member of Solid Rock Baptist Church and Good Hope Missionary Baptist Church. Mr. Grant was involved in many professional, social, and civic organizations that served his community, church and youth programs in the CSRA to include 100 Black Men of Augusta Chapter, Leadership Augusta, Augusta-Richmond County Community Partnership for Children and Families, and the Augusta Opera.

George was preceded in death by his son, Jeffery George Grant (1963-2008) and his younger siblings: brother, Clarence Grant (2009) and sister, Marie Smith (2018).

He leaves to cherish his loving memories: his wife, Geneva R. Grant; daughter, Olivia "Libby" Gavin (Freddie), Martinez, GA; god-children, Wanda Pierce and Richard Pierce, Arlington, VA; grandsons, Charlton A. Grant, Marcus G. Gavin, Ashton S. Grant, Kyle A. Gavin and Jo'el N. Grant; daughter-in-law, Sybrenia Grant; sister-in-law, Julia Grant, Carver MA; brothers-in-law, Thomas Rolland and Gilbert Rolland (Willie Mae); and great-granddaughters, Harmony Lee Gavin and Harley Grant; and many nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held for family and friends Wednesday, May 16, 2018 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the mortuary.

Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, May 17, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. from Good Hope Missionary Baptist Church, 710 East Cedar Street, Augusta, GA, 30901, Reverend Dr. Johnny R. Hatney, pastor- officiating. Interment will be in Solid Rock Baptist Church, 2944 Scotts Ferry Rd., Appling, GA, 30802, with military honors. The remains will lie in state at the church from 10:00 a.m. until the hour of service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to support the Youth Programs at Good Hope Missionary Baptist Church and Solid Rock Baptist Church.

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W. H. Mays Mortuary, 1221 James Brown Boulevard, Augusta, GA 30901 (706)722-6401.

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  • Tuesday, May 15, 2018
    May the peace of God be with you and give you comfort during your hours of bereavement and may He bless and keep you in His care always.
    ~ Teresa Bogans-Becton   Augusta, GA
  • Tuesday, May 15, 2018
    I am so sorry for your loss. "For all things I have the strength through the one who gives me power." Colossians 4:13. Prayer is the best source of encouragement to endure your loss. May Jehovah comfort your mourning hearts.
    ~ Pearl   Augusta, GA
  • Sunday, May 27, 2018
    Accept our heartfelt sympathy in your recent loss. May you find strength and comfort from the words of Nahum 1:7 Which reads: “Jehovah is good, a stronghold in the day of distress. He is mindful of those seeking refuge in him.” Yes, our loving God is there for us if we allow him to help (1 John 5:14). He didn't intend for us to grow old and die. He thus has made the SURE promise of a resurrection RIGHT HERE ON EARTH when it is restored to a beautiful paradise (Psalms 37:9-11, 29; Acts 24:15; Isaiah 55;11). Can you see yourself welcoming back to life your loved ones? What a joy it will bring all of us! You can go online to JW.ORG and find out more about this resurrection.
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