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Julia G. Grimes, 98, of Ware Neck, departed this life on Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019.

A devoted member of Union Zion Baptist Church, she served her church and community well as a Sunday school teacher and deaconess.   

She was the last living offspring of Peter Gayle and Hallie Gardner Gayle.

She is survived by her four children, Johnanna G. (Willie) Williams of Nashville, Tennessee, Patricia G. (Reginald Sr.) Brown, Lorenzo E. Grimes, and Barbara C. Grimes, all of Gloucester; two grandchildren, Reginald (Virginia) Brown Jr. and Patrice (Guy) Stokes; three great-grandchildren, Selena Brown, Zaria Brown, and Hallie Stokes; her sister-in-law, Mary Gayle of Mathews, as well as a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives who loved and cared for her in a special way.

She was predeceased by her husband, John E. Grimes; two sisters, Ellen R. Evans (her twin) and Martha Alberta Smith, as well as her three brothers, Moses Gayle, Charlie Gayle, and Thomas Wilton Gayle.

Mrs. Grimes’s homegoing service will be conducted by the Rev. Willie Dickerson and is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019, at 11 a.m. at Union Zion Baptist Church, Ware Neck. Her body will be placed in the church an hour prior to the service; a visitation is also scheduled for Friday, Sept. 13, 2019, from 5-7 p.m. at Howard Funeral Home, Ark.