Death Notices & Obituaries: Bobby Brown, Sally Heard Grace Powell

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Bobby Brown

The visitation for longtime Maywoodian Bobby Brown will be held on Wednesday, July 2, 2014, at Corbin Funeral Chapel (5345 W Madison St, Chicago, IL)  from 3 PM to 7 PM. The wake and funeral will be held Thursday, July 3, 2014 at Canaan AME Church, Maywood (14th and Warren, Maywood, IL). The wake will be from 10 AM to 11 AM and the funeral will begin at 11 AM.

Sally Heard Grace Powell (April 16, 1929 – June 12, 2014)

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Mother Sally Grace Powell Heard was born on April 16, 1929, in Melrose Park, Illinois to the union of Martin and Fannie Powell Heard. She was the fourth out of eight children. Her mother, father and five siblings preceded her in death.

Mother Sallie attended Melrose Park Elementary in Melrose Park, Illinois; and Washington School and Proviso East High School in Maywood, Illinois.

Mother Sallie accepted Christ at an early age as a member of Progressive Church of God in Christ under the leadership of Pastor Benjamin Alford, Sr.

Sallie was united in Holy Matrimony to Robert L. Grace, Sr., (better known as RL), who preceded her in death. To this union three children were born: Robert Grace, Jr. (Robbie), Katherin (Petie) and Valerie (Val). After many years, Sallie married Herman Powell in 1993. He preceded her in death.

She was a very active member of Progressive. Mother Sallie loved her church and her church family. She also loved writing, poetry, cooking, music and spending time with family and friends. She truly loved serving the seniors, and taking them on different outings. She was also involved with the Homebound Ministry. She taught Sunday School.

Mother Sallie was employed at Stanadyne, Irving Elementary School, and Fred Hampton Pool (Village of Maywood).

Those left with beautiful memories are: one son, Robert Grace, Jr.; two daughters, Katherine Grace-Henderson and Valerie Grace-Thomas (George “Buddy” Thomas); three grandsons, Trace Henderson (Bonita), Walter “Scooter” Henderson (Angie) and Robert Grace III (Jodie); three granddaughters, Denise Foreman (Kendrick), Megan Cooper (Damon) and Ryan Grace; seventeen great grandchildren; two sisters, Elizabeth Lyons and Eleanor Miller; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends; a special great granddaughter, Kiera Henderson; and the special ladies of Progressive Life-Giving Word Cathedral. VFP

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