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Essie Grantham

June 1, 1926 - February 7, 2021
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Obituary

Rosa Essie Lee Grantham, 94, passed February 7, 2021, in her Reading residence.

She was the beloved wife of the late Walter Howard Grantham Sr. with whom she celebrated 40 years of marriage.

Born in Eustis, FL, she was the daughter of the late William King and Mary Magdalene (Laury) Williams.
Essie was a graduate of Eustis Vocational High School.

In her earlier years, she was employed by Hawthorne Manor as a nurse and later working for John Wannamaker Dept. Store before retiring.

She was a member of St. John’s Missionary Baptist Church, Reading.

Essie was a devoted Christian. She enjoyed cooking, spending time with her family and friends and singing in the Reading Community Gospel Choir. But her true love was taking care of her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

She is survived by her three children, Geneva (Grantham) Jenkins wife of the late Isaac Jenkins, Bernadette V. Grantham, companion of Bernard Holmes and Walter H. Grantham Jr. She is also survived by five siblings, Mary Daisy Floyd, Henderson Wynn, Martha (Wynn) Williams, Robert Williams, and Pauline (Williams) Hickson; 18 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and 6 great-great-grandchildren.

Essie was predeceased by two children, Barbara J. Stevens, Loretta Y. (King) Perez.; brother, David J. Williams.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held Friday, February 19, 2021, at 12 p.m. in the Edward J. Kuhn Funeral Home Inc., 739 Penn Ave., West Reading, PA 19611, with burial to follow at St. Michael’s Cemetery, Birdsboro. Viewing will be held from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the funeral home. Edward J. Kuhn Funeral Homes Inc. is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be expressed at www.kuhnfuneralhomes.com.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    February 19, 2021 | 10:00am - 12:00pm
    When
    February 19, 2021 10:00am - 12:00pm
    Location
    Edward J. Kuhn Funeral Home, Inc.
    Address
    739 Penn Avenue
    West Reading, PA 19611
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  • Service

    February 19, 2021 | 12:00pm
    When
    February 19, 2021 12:00pm
    Location
    Edward J. Kuhn Funeral Home, Inc.
    Address
    739 Penn Avenue
    West Reading, PA 19611
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    Officiant
    Reverend Aramis Isaac Jenkins
  • Interment

    February 19, 2021 | 1:30pm
    When
    February 19, 2021 1:30pm
    Location
    St Michaels
    Address
    1018 E Main St,
    Birdsboro, PA 19508
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Lewis Fains

Posted at 09:06pm
I was the musician for the Reading Community Gospel Choir and Sis Grantham was well loved by everyone in the group. She was with us from the beginning and stayed with us until the end. She was our choir nurse a position she wanted and served faithfully. You could always depend on her. She was at every performance in her uniform and nurses cap. She will really be missed but want you to know she was loved by many

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From Pauline Hickson and family

Posted at 04:53pm
Rest in peace,
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Craig Muhammad

Posted at 09:12pm
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Our deepest, heart felt condolences on the passing of you mother. I pray you have many happy memories to comfort you and may God be pleased with he.
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