September 29, 1945 - November 19, 2019
Missionary Joann Tate Grant was born September 29, 1945, in Inkster, Michigan, to the union of Joanna Tate and Ashbury Tate Sr. She was the youngest of five siblings born to this union, all of whom preceded her in death, Jeannette, Ashbury Jr., Harold, and Carl. She was educated in the Inkster Public School System and graduated in June 1963 from Inkster High School. She was united in holy matrimony to Jimmy Grant in 1973. She worked for the State of Michigan as a Supervisor in the Mental and Human Development Department. She retired after 29 years of service. One of her proudest accomplishments was being a mother to her son, Vondale. When talking about Vondale , she could be heard saying, "This is my beloved son in whom I'm well pleased." She attended Beulah Baptist Church under the pastorate of both Rev. Dr. T. Cortez Spann. She later united with Pentecostal Temple Church of God in Christ in the 1980's under the leadership of Bishop Isaac King Jr., and served under the present pastor Elder Kellen Brooks. Evangelist Grant was actively involved in church ministry on the local. jurisdictional and national levels. She served I the various jurisdictional Women's Departments under the following supervisors: Mother Mary Lou Belvin, Mother Louise Cryor, Mother Frances Curtis, Mother Loretta Whitsett and Mother Dianne Bogan. She was licensed as a National Evangelist and served as a National Prayer Captain under Mother Frances Kelly. She worked diligently in many facets of the church including the Personal Evangelism, Prison and Tent Ministries, and as a Prayer Warrior. She was the host of the Living Waters Radio Ministry. She was faithful in her attendance at the services of her local church and could be found at the conventions and convocations of the jurisdiction and national church as well. She was an excellent cook and enjoyed preparing delicious meals for her family and friends. She was fashionable dresser and loved to match her outfits with beautiful hats and jewelry. Evangelist Grant answered the summons from labor to reward on Tuesday, November 19, 2019, at the University of Michigan Hospital in Ann Arbor, Michigan. She leaves to cherish her memory, her son, Vondale (Carolyn); grandsons, Jevar (Priscilla) Eldridge, Timothy Whitt, Vondale Tate Jr., and Thomas Whitt; great-grandchildren, Beyoncé, Byron, Jordan, Jalen, and John; a special cousin Christine Singleton and a host of other cousins, family, friends, including a special friend, Mother Joyce Gaines.
Missionary Joann Tate Grant was born September 29, 1945, in Inkster, Michigan, to the union of Joanna Tate and Ashbury Tate Sr. She was the youngest of five siblings born to this union, all of whom preceded her in death, Jeannette, Ashbury Jr.,... View Obituary & Service Information
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