A private service will be held for Mrs. Grace Bell Blount, 99, who passed peacefully on August 25, 2020.
Grace was the daughter of the late Ed and Redesia Roberts, born on December 11, 1920 in Sparta, GA. She attended Hancock County Public School. She was a member of Hickory Grove Missionary Baptist Church, Sparta, GA. until she was united in holy matrimony in 1946 to her late husband Robert P. Blount, Sr. They later moved to Tampa, Florida where she joined Holsey Temple C. M. E. Church and faithfully served on the #1
Usher Board. Mrs. Blount was a Christian who loved serving and talking about the Lord.
Mrs. Blount was a loving, caring, devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great- grandmother and friend. One of her favorite sayings was "May the work I have done speak for me". What a beautiful life of service to God as I pass from this mortal clay
where I have worked and toiled for God's glorious things. Now my life's work will remain an array.
Mrs. Blount worked various jobs on premises, as a domestic worker. She also worked for Tampa International Airport Triangle Building Services for 28 years, retiring at the age of 85. She was a long time member of Camilla Club.
She was preceded in death by husband Robert P. Blount Sr. of 73 years; son, James A. Blount; parents, Ed and Redesia Roberts; brothers, Otto, Laum and James Roberts; sisters, Ed Lu Kendrick, Pesola Baker, Ilene Johnson, Susie Roberts and Rosie Chappell.
Mrs. Blount is survived by her children, Robert P. Blount Jr. (Gloria) of Atlanta, Ga, Jo Ann Blount, Edward Blount, Sheila E. Blount (caregiver), Stevenson A. Blount Sr. (all of Tampa, Florida); step son, Altona Cummings of Atlanta, Ga; grandchildren, Robby Johnson of Tampa, Florida, Syrita Robinson ( Christopher) of Fort Washington, MD, Robert P. Blount III ( Kimberly) Tampa, Florida, Eboni Blount, Tamara Waits, Whitney Blount of Atlanta Ga., Susie Blount, Valencia Blount, and Atreus Blount of Tampa, Florida; great grands, Nocona, Zuni, Keith Waits all of Atlanta, Ga, Stevenson A. Blount Jr., Robert P. Blount IV of Tampa, Florida and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
A viewing will be held on Wednesday, September 9, 2020, 3:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. (SOCIAL DISTANCING IN EFFECT). Due to the current CDC restrictions, we are asking that you use the visitation as an opportunity to pay your final respect. For your convenience and safety, we have extended our visitation hours.
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