Georgia Rouse Grady


Mrs. Georgia Lee Rouse Grady, 89, passed away early Friday morning, Nov. 12, 2021 in the comfortable surroundings of her home.

Her family welcomed friends and neighbors to Grady’s Mount Olive home on Sunday afternoon to share condolences. A service of remembrance will be held privately. In lieu of flowers, it is requested that memorial gifts be made to Garner’s Chapel Baptist Church, c/o Julie Beck, 543 Bell Avenue, Mount Olive, NC 28365.

Mrs. Grady, born in Lenoir County and having graduated from B. F. Grady High School, at her marriage to Durham Grady, became a resident of the White Flash Community near Mount Olive. She was a farmer’s wife and an excellent homemaker. She gained training to become a licensed practical nurse and was employed for many years at Duplin General Hospital. A member of Garner’s Chapel Church, she had been a choir member in years gone by.

Her surviving family includes a daughter, Pam Grady Brewer of Mount Olive; a son and daughter-in-law, Paul Durham Grady Jr. and Gale Bostic Grady of Mount Olive; three grandchildren, Holly Grady Edwards and husband, Richard, of Clinton, Meghan Brewer Best and husband, Will, of Mount Olive, and John Paul Grady and wife, Chelsie, of Mount Olive; four great-grandchildren, Aubrey Edwards of Clinton, Lily Best, Presley Best, and Carrie Nell Grady, all of Mount Olive; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Edward and Lucille Rouse of Shawnee Mission, Kansas, Lonnie H. and Nina Rouse of Dudley, and Perry Barwick Jr. and Bettye Barwick of Carolina Beach; and several nieces and nephews.

Loved ones who she joins in death are her husband, Paul Durham Grady Sr.; a son-in-law, Phil Brewer; her father, Edward Earl Rouse; her mother, Virginia “Dodger” Hardy Rouse Barwick; and her step-father, Perry Barwick Sr.

The family gratefully acknowledges her team of devoted caregivers who had a constant presence with her, allowing her to remain in her home throughout her long journey of home confinement. Especially noted is Mary Booker, who for the entire 12 years, was there until recently. Also, they appreciate Renee, Kendall, Debbie, Colleen, Christina, and all the others who have graciously provided companionship and care.


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