On July 2, 2020, God sent angels down and carried her home to glory to be with her family in heaven. Mary Louise Grant Tisdale, was the daughter of the late Boyd and Julia Grant, Sr. She was born on June 16, 1935 in Sumter. Being reared by Christian parents, “Louise”, as she was affectionately called, found Christ at an early age at Hopewell Baptist Church under the leadership of the Rev. Walker, Sr. She was educated in the public schools and graduated from Lincoln High School. Louise married the late Warren Tisdale and moved to Washington, D. C, where she worked as a cashier at Safeway. Louise was always into church and attended the National Church of God in Oxon Hill, MD. In the ministry she taught piano lessons as well as sang in the choir and she ministered embodied life for all that were going through difficulties in life and would offer prayer for any and every one. Her life was a testimony within itself and she will be missed by all family and friends near and far. She was proceeded in death by her sisters, Janie Jenkin, Francis Green, Julia Reed, Millie Workman and brothers, Austin Grant, Isaiah Grant, Boyd Grant, Jr., Cleveland Grant and James Grant. Louise leaves behind to cherish her memories: four children, one proceeded in death her daughter and our sister, Marian Tisdale and the other three are Audrey Tisdale, Valdez Tisdale and Dwayne and Jackie Tisdale, Sr.; six grandchildren; eleven great grandchildren; special niece, Jackie Prioleau, along with a host of other nieces and nephews, and one special friend, Pauline who she considered her family. The family is receiving relatives and friends at the home of Jackie Reed Prioleau, 3032 Prosser Avenue, Sumter. Graveside services will be held Saturday, July 11, 2020 – 11 a. m. at Hopewell Baptist Church, 3285 Peach Orchard Road, Dalzell, with Pastor Richard Addison, Officiating. The procession will leave at 10:30 a. m. from 3032 Prosser Avenue, Sumter.
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