Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, October 20, 2012, at Pilgrim Rest M.B. Church in Shelby. Burial will follow at Grant Memorial Gardens in Shelby with the Rev. Tyrone Miller officiating.
Visitation will be from 2-6 p.m. on Friday, October 19, 2012, at Byas Funeral Home in Shelby.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Grant of Shelby; sons, Sylvester Grant of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Roosevelt Grant and Kelvin Grant of Jackson, Richard Grant Jr. and Ronald Grant of Birmingham, Ala., Donald Grant and Daryl Gran, both of Shelby, Major Black of Los Angeles, Calif., and Ronal Smith of Durham, N.C.; daughters, Carolyn Carter of Jackson, Gwendolyn Allen of Cleveland, and Debra Mathis of Upper Marlbro, Maryland; brothers, Chester Grant Jr. of Memphis and Wardell Grant of Chicago, Ill.; 15 grandchildren; and a host of great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.