Grace M. Montgomery: Nov. 22, 2016

Published 11:08 am Friday, November 25, 2016

PRESTON — Grace Marie Montgomery, age 91, of 6930 S. Washington St., Preston, died at her residence Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2016. She was born Aug.  5, 1925, in Americus to the late William Madison Harper Jr. and Grace Banner Harper. A member of Preston Baptist Church, she devoted her life to God, her family and her community. She was a prayer warrior, always quietly helped the underprivileged, and enjoyed serving others and God. Respected by everyone, she influenced many through her Christianity and strong will. “It is not me, it’s the Lord working through me.”

Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, Nov. 25, 2016, at Preston City Cemetery with Jason Tarrer officiating.

Survivors include her two daughters: Anna Marie Ladson of Preston, and Chlo and Steve Kennedy of Preston; three grandchildren: Kyna and Jason Tarrer, Mitchell and Jen Ladson, and Laurie Ladson; and four great-grandchildren: Kennedy Tarrer, Luke Tarrer, Ellie Ladson, and Sam Ladson.

Flowers will be accepted or memorial donations may be made to: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000 Dept. 142 Memphis TN 38148-0142 or The Salvation Army, 204 N. Prince St., Americus GA 31709.

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Greg Hancock Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.