Gary Pernell Grace

February 15, 1964 - August 14, 2020

Obituary

February 15, 1964 – August 14, 2020

A Life Well Lived

OBITUARY

Gary Pernell Grace was born on February 15, 1964 to Walter Lee Grace, Sr. and Gloria Grace in Seattle, Washington. He was the oldest of four boys Darrin L. Grace (deceased), Darrell D. Grace Sr., and Darrick L. Grace. Gary was a very kind, caring and loving person with a heart pure as gold. Growing up, he loved to laugh and play, which continued throughout his life. Gary graduated from Roosevelt High School in Seattle, Washington in 1982.

LEADER

Gary was a natural born leader who led by word and deed. He had the God given gifts of listening and taking great care of those he loved. He had an uncanny way of leaning his head to the side, putting his hand under his chin, and looking right into your eyes and getting to the root of the problem and discussing a solution. Gary’s word was his bond, whether it was a ride, babysitting, a task, or an appointment; if he said he was going to do it, he got it done timely and in excellence!

FRIEND

Gary was a genuine, authentic friend who stuck closer than a brother. In other words, he could be counted on because he was loyal and trustworthy. He took time to get to know other people and would stop what he was doing to come to your aide.

WORKER

Gary’s Work Ethic was extraordinary! He had worked since the age of 15 and did not stop until a month and a half before his Passing. He was never afraid to reinvent himself if needed to keep up with the times, and when knocked down he got right back and kept pushing forward. Being a good provider was of the utmost importance to him. Gary was a phenomenal Provider!

LAUGHTER

Gary loved to have fun! Whether it was singing in one of the multiple choirs he sang in over the years such as the R.L. Manway Ensemble or Washington State Mass Choir; participating in “the” Super Bowl Party; attending a concert, traveling or just simply chatting it up.

LOVE

On April 11, 2015, God joined him in marriage with an angel in Leisa Hart-Grace. They had a steadfast type of love that equipped them to go through all types of trials together and remain in love. Gary often expressed how thankful he was that God brought a Godly, lovely, talented, caring person into his life; Leisa completed him.

REST

To cherish, he leaves his loving wife Leisa Hart Grace, two brothers Darrell Grace Sr. and Darrick Grace a host of nieces and nephews, close friend’s and family.

During the last few months of his life’s journey, Gary endured with strength, grace, dignity and his winning smile, a rough battle with end stage kidney disease, with many complications. Words cannot express the impact he has had on our lives or how much he will be missed. A piece of his loving, passionate spirit will live on in each of us. Gary, we say to you “Well done thou good and faithful servant.”

A LIFE WELL LIVED

A life well lived is a precious gift of hope and strength and grace, from someone who has made our world A brighter, better place

It’s filled with moments, sweet and sad with smiles and sometimes tears, with friendships formed and good times shared and laughter through the years.

A life well lived is a legacy of joy and pride and pleasure, A living, lasting memory Our grateful hearts will treasure

I’M FREE

Don’t grieve for me, for now I’m free, I’m following the path God laid for me. I took his hand when I heard his call, I turned my back and left it all.

I could not stay another day, to laugh, to love, to work, to play. Tasks left undone must stay that way, I’ve found that peace at the close of the day.

If my parting has left a void, then fill it with remembered joy. A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss, ah yes, these things I too will miss.

Be not burdened with times of sorrow, I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow. My Life’s been full, I savored much, Good family, Good friends, good times, a loved one’s touch,

Perhaps my time seemed all too brief, don’t lengthen it now with undue grief. Lift up your heart and share with me, God wanted me now, He set me free

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Rob Bash
Rob Bash
1 month ago

My condolences to the family. Gary was a wonderful guy and he will be missed.

Monica Rush
Monica Rush
1 month ago

My God wrap his arms around you always Miss Leisa.

Jocelyn Polk
Jocelyn Polk
1 month ago

Praying that God gives the family and friends of Gary Grace all the peace and comfort only He gives. Leisa, I pray your heart will be filled in time with wonderful memories of you and Gary and those memories you will carry with you always.

Kimberly
Kimberly
1 month ago

I have no doubt he is at peace. I know his memory will be a blessing to all who knew and loved him.

Larry McClure
Larry McClure
1 month ago

Larry McClure, so sorry for your loss. I know you where blessed to find such a Great man. My heart pours out for you. My thoughts and prayers with you.

Mary Sewell
Mary Sewell
1 month ago

Condolences to Gary’s wife and family. My friend and brother I will miss the talks and your laugher we shared. I am still in shock and I know God knows better then we do. Love ya and missing you. RIH my big brother

Juan McGruder
Juan McGruder
1 month ago

I never got to meet you, but I’m soooooo thankful for the love you shared with my friend, Leisa. I pray strength to all who knew you and I know we’ll all get together by and by.

They say: Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all. There is consolation in knowing God will bring us all back together for all eternity in the end.

Darryl Taplin
Darryl Taplin
1 month ago

Rip Gary…you always had that big smile….

Darroll K Triche
Darroll K Triche
1 month ago

Gonna miss you fam. Leisa, we’ll always be here for you. You mad my boy smile, Thank you. God needed you to come home to help the choirs sing his praises. We love you but he loves you best. Rest my dog(Devoted of God), until we see each other again. ✌

Eric and Ana Foy
Eric and Ana Foy
1 month ago

Our thoughts and prayers go out to Leisa, the Family, and the many friends that he touched. Gary was one of my dearest friends, and I will miss him deeply. We’ll take solace in knowing he is now smiling that wonderful smile with our Lord and Savior and resting peacefully.

Valerie Perine
Valerie Perine
1 month ago

Love you brother

Shari Steele
Shari Steele
1 month ago

Gary, you are already missed! I will ALWAYS remember your BEAUTIFUL smile and your BIG heart! Thank you for loving Leisa so well!!

LaShandra Ellis
LaShandra Ellis
1 month ago

May God’s peace bring you comfort and the remembrance of Gary’s smile bring you joy! He will be missed.

Sis. Ora May
Sis. Ora May
1 month ago

Praying that God will give you His peace and comfort in the Home-Going of your loved one. Matthew 5:4.

Holley Lacy
Holley Lacy
1 month ago

My condolences to Leisa and the entire Grace family.

Diane Johnson
Diane Johnson
1 month ago

So very sorry for your loss. My sincere condolences to you Leisa and all of Gary’s family. Gary will be greatly missed. He is now with his savior Rest In Peace my friend.

Rima Roscoe
Rima Roscoe
12 days ago

Rest In Heaven.