Barbara Drewry Grace
- December 31, 1921 - February 18, 2013
- Williamsburg, Virginia
of Barbara's Passing
Portsmouth Humane Society
4022 Seaboard Ct.
Portsmouth, VA 23701
Monumental United Methodist Church
450 Dinwiddie Street
Portsmouth, VA 23704
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“Dear Diana. Ellen, and Eva,
I was so sorry to hear that you have lost your mother, but none of of have lost the wonderful memories we have of her...Read More »
1 of 9 | Posted by: Jean Hanbury
“Diana, Ellen, Eva and family ~
I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. Age is irrelevant when it comes to letting go of our mother's hand....Read More »
2 of 9 | Posted by: Woodie Motley Morgan - Va Beach, VA
“I am very sorry to read of the passing of Mrs. Grace. She was a wonderful, loving, caring and thoughtful lady. I will truly miss her. She was...Read More »
3 of 9 | Posted by: Brenda Sue Ussery - Portsmouth, VA
“We were sorry to hear of Baba's passing. We loved her and Dick, they made us feel so welcomed. She was a lovely lady.
4 of 9 | Posted by: Phil & Evelyn Bartley - VA
“Dear Diana, Ellen, and Eva,
I was so sorry to hear of your mother's passing. She is such a part of my fond memories of growing up in Swimming Point...Read More »
5 of 9 | Posted by: Randall Hanbury Perdew - KS
“The Graces were our across-the-street neighbors for many years when we lived in Swimming Point. All of the Lockwoods (Maggie, the late Dr. Jim...Read More »
6 of 9 | Posted by: Maggie Brydges - Va. Beach, VA
“I just wanted to express how sorry I am to hear of your loss. I am thinking of you and you are in my prayers.
7 of 9 | Posted by: Don Hawkins
“Ellen and Family So many regrets. My heartfelt sympathy to you and your family.Always cherish your fond memories-which I am sure are bountiful. Your...Read More »
8 of 9 | Posted by: Ginny Morin Collins - Portsmouth, VA
“Sending love and prayers to you at this time. I fondly remember Barbara at Park View Elementary where she and mother worked together. And also...Read More »
9 of 9 | Posted by: Bonnie Doughtie - friend
Barbara Drewry Grace, native and lifetime resident of Portsmouth, died on February 18, 2013 in Williamsburg.
She was the daughter of the late Eva and John M. Drewry. She attended Longwood College and was retired from Portsmouth Public Schools in 1984, after 26 years. She was a lifelong member of Monumental United Methodist Church, a member of the Students' Club, the Wednesday Study Club, a former member of the Board and secretary of the Portsmouth Humane Society, and the first President of the Portsmouth Association of Educational Secretaries.
She was the wife of Richard Hague Grace. Other survivors include daughters and sons-in-law, Dr. Diana and Dr. Joseph Sack of Laconia, NH, Ellen Jaronczyk of Williamsburg, VA, and Eva and Brett Shedd of Silver Spring, MD; grandsons, William and Guy Sack, Morgan and Forrest Hobbs, and John Shedd; and 8 great-grandchildren.
A private, graveside gathering will be held at Oak Grove Cemetery in Portsmouth to remember Baba.
Contributions may be made to the Portsmouth Humane Society, 4022 Seaboard Ct., Portsmouth 23701 (www.portsmouthhumanesociety.org), or to Monumental United Methodist Church, 450 Dinwiddie Street, Portsmouth 23704 (http://monumentalumc.org), or to the Portsmouth Public Library Foundation, 601 Court Street, Portsmouth 23704.
Messages may be sent through the Nelsen Funeral Home web site (http://www.nelsencares.com/_mgxroot/page_10741.php).