Alvien Grandberry was born on September 26, 1927, to Mr. Elmore Gay and Mrs. Bertha Woods-Gay in Augusta Arkansas. She had 1 sister Pauline Gay of Sacramento, CA. and I brother Elverse Gay of Kansas City, MO who proceeded her in death. She married Eddie Hue Grandberry of Eads, TN, a WWII vet in Memphis, TN, who proceeded her in death. They had 7 children born from that union, Harold (Sharon), Elmore Linda), Darrell, Bertha, and Paulette, (Michael and Reginald proceeded her in death). My mother attended the Church of Christ from a young age with her parents and continued to be a member after marriage and having her own kids. She raised all her kids in the Church of Christ.
After graduating from Hamilton High School in1947, Alvien worked as a secretary in the NAACP office as a young woman while taking a business course in college. She later worked at the Memphis Army Depot before transferring to Sacramento, California McClellan AFB and Iater to the Sacramento Army Depot where she retired in August 1990. After retirement, she worked in the Sacramento Foster Grandparent Program for several years and would also babysit for her son and daughter-in-law foster kids. She was a member of the May Street Church of Christ which my grandmother was a member of and later she attended the Vintage Park Church ofChrist until relocating back to Memphis, TN with her daughter Bertha.
Sister Grandberry leaves to mourn her passing, her 5 children, 13 grandchildren, and a host of other relatives and close friends.
Sister Grandberry was a very caring and sweet Person to all that knew her and she will be greatly missed.
On behalf of the family, we would like to express our sincere and heartfelt thanks for your prayers, condolences, and any offerings of help in this time of grieving.