Granville Waymon Lindsey, Sr

img097Granville Waymon Lindsey, Sr., son of the late Ethel Lindsey, was born on September 14, 1931, in Popular Branch, North Carolina. He entered into eternal rest and peace on Tuesday, March 4, 2014, at Wake Medical Center, Raleigh, North Carolina.

His formal education was received in the public school system of Currituck, North Carolina.  He began employment during his early life and served his country in the United States Army where he was Honorably Discharged after his tour of duty in Germany.

On February 13, 1954, Granville was united in marriage to the love of his life, the former Georgia Johnson, in Baltimore, Maryland. After the death of his wife, and his older children became of age, he and his youngest daughter, Barbara Jean Lindsey, relocated to Littleton, North Carolina, to be close to his mother-in-law and to enjoy country living again.  He was a hard-working employee at the former J.P. Stevens and Company of Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina, where he retired in 1994, after many years of dedicated service.

Everyone who knew him will remember him as being quiet and gentle, yet, firm when he needed to be. He was a loving and devoted father and grandfather who cherished his family. His unselfish, caring, and sweet spirit will be forever remembered and truly missed.

Granville is now in his Heavenly Home surrounded by his mother, Ethel Lindsey; his wife, Georgia Lindsey; his daughters, Brucie (Cookie) Lindsey and Barbara Jean Lindsey; his mother-in-law, Ella Belle Johnson; and his sister, Ethel Griffin.

Those remaining to cherish the precious memory of his life are his two children, Hazel Lindsey and Granville (Wayne) Lindsey, Jr.; one daughter-in-law, Beck Hostly-Lindsey; nine grandchildren, Leroy Lindsey, Jeannette Lindsey-Pettiford, Dawaynemon Lindsey, Tiffany Moore, Wendy Lindsey, Demetruis Lindsey, Keith Moore, Kevin Moore, and Damian Moore; four great-grandchildren, Deon’ia Warren, Dashawn McGrier, Zion Pettiford, and Makayla Lindsey; one grandson-in-law, Skeet Pettiford; one great-great-grandchild, Madison Taylor; two nephews, Clifton Whitaker and Steve Griffin; and a host of great-nieces and nephews, other relatives, loved ones, and friends whom he dearly loved.

Funeral services will be held at 4:00 P.M. on Saturday, March 8, 2014, in the funeral home chapel. Rev. Milton R. Solomon, Jr. will eulogize.