Deacon Harvin Gilbert Grant a resident of Rembert, South Carolina died peacefully on March 24, 2013. Deacon Grant was born on December 31, 1952 in Sumter County, South Carolina. He was the son of the late Deacon Harvin ‘Gip’ Grant and Laura Grant. He was educated in the public schools of Sumter County.
Deacon Grant was saved on February 2, 1975 and he joined and was baptized at Grant Hill Baptist Church. He served faithfully as a Trustee then ordained as a Deacon on April 25, 2010. Deacon Grant served in this position until his death. Deacon Grant took his responsibilities seriously as he was always praying, counseling and doing anything the Lord led him to do for those under his watchful care.
Deacon Grant was married to Gladys M Grant on October 5, 1973. To this union, two children were born Tech Sgt Jason S. Grant and Dr. Jonelle S. Grant.
Deacon Grant was preceded in death by his sister, Debbie Grant Taylor.
Deacon Grant leaves to mourn his death, the Grant Hill Missionary Baptist Church Family, two sisters, Rochelle (Andrew) Middleton and Carrie (David) Johnson; three brothers, kidney donor Earl (Gloria) Grant, Ronald (Darlene) Grant, and Roderick (Charlene) Grant; two daughters, Dr. Jonelle S. Grant of Washington, DC and Stacey Truesdale of Rembert, SC; one son, Tech Sgt Jason S Grant of Dayton, OH; one daughter-in-law, Dana Grant; eight grandchildren, NyGel Benjamin, NyKeem Benjamin, Danajah Benjamin, NyJae Grant, Quantia Truesdale, Cortisha McCray, Anthony Porter, and Tijuan Bennett; seven nieces, thirteen nephews; two adopted sisters, Ruth Martin and Naomi Grant; two adopted brothers, Charles James and Ted James; nine aunts Bertha Alston, Carrie Wright, Hattie Sanders, Dorothy Floyd, Mary Singleton, Annie Lee McCall, Azalee McCall, Hattie Grant and Ruby Grant Deschamps; five uncles Elder Clarence McCall, Elder Jerry McCall, Herbert McCall, Olin McCall, and Frank Lee.
Deacon Grant was blessed with a caring mother-in-law Lillie M Gathers; one sister-in-law Sabre Gathers and four brothers-in-law, Melvin (Carlotta) Gathers, Timothy (Raechele) Gathers, Teryon (Brandi) Gathers all of Detroit Michigan, and Reginald Taylor.
Deacon Grant has a host of other loved relatives and friends.
Services to be held on Friday, March 29 at 1 p.m. at Grant Hill Baptist Church (5405 Black River Road Rembert, SC).