Welcome to the
memorial page for
James Lloyd Grace
December 29, 1944
~ February 25, 2020
James Lloyd Grace was born on December 29, 1944 in Shorterville, Alabama to the late Deacon Elijah Grace and Mae Frances Grace. He peacefully departed this life at his residence on Tuesday, February 25, 2020.
He left home at an early age and settled in Lakewood, NJ at the age of 19 with his cousin Ray Grace. James was employed as a truck driver at at local meat company. It was during this period of time he met his future wife Louise and from this union they raised five children.
In 1967, James became employed at Sunshine Biscuit where he worked faithfully as a Shop Steward and Head Mixer for 33 years until his retirement in 2000.
James was part of the Van Ministry for the Sunday School Department at Macedonia Baptist Church.
James was an old school disciplinarian and a man of few words but one always knew where he was coming from. He didn't always show his love with words but he showed it with his deeds. James was both dedicated at his job and his home.
On a lighter note, he was a member of the Magnificent Cuts Brothers and enjoyed barbecuing (Burn) and serving the community.
James favorite scripture was John 14: 2-4, "In my Father's house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself: that where I am, there you may be also. And where I go you know, and the way you know."
James is predeceased by his son Brian; brothers JB and Hershel; sisters Charolette and Rutha.
He is survived by his daughters Jacqueline (David), Nancy and Janice (Samuel); son Michael (Natalie); brothers Tom and Elijah; sister Mable and a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.