Personal Service, Peace of Mind, Pleasant Memories

Grace D. Haskins

06/06/1927 - 09/23/2017

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Family receiving friends, 6pm-7pm, Friday, September 29, 2017 at Metropolitan Funeral Service, Portsmouth Boulevard.

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WATCH FUNERAL LIVE ONLINE..A funeral service will be held, 10am, Saturday, September 30, 2017
Metropolitan Funeral Service, Portsmouth Chapel
5605 Portsmouth Boulevard Portsmouth VA

Interment Information

Roosevelt Memorial Park
1101 Campostella Road Chesapeake VA

Grace Delores Haskins, 90, lay aside her earthly garment and transitioned to glory on Saturday, September 23, 2017. Grace was born on June 6, 1927 in Norfolk, Virginia to the late Foster and Beulah (Armstrong) Butts. She was the second eldest of 6 children to which of whom 2 preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by her husband, James Haskins. Grace was raised in the Berkley section of Norfolk. She was educated in Norfolk public schools and worked for many years at the Greek Stand on Liberty Street. Grace met the love of her life James Haskins at the Ritz movie theater in Berkeley. They soon became husband and wife and through this union came their only child, Joyce Ann who brought joy and love to their lives. The family made Portsmouth their home. Grace was a sharp dresser with a quick wit. She was a lover of people and social activities. She thrived off the positive energy she derived from helping others. She loved to sing, dance and watch movies especially Color Purple. You could always hear her say, “sang, God’s trying to tell you something.” She was always quick to offer help if your journey crossed her path. When you came into her home she would offer you something to eat or an ice cold soda. Grace had an unshakable faith in God. At age of 90 she still practiced what she was taught as a child; she would get down on bended knee and take it to God in prayer. She was a faithful member of Celestial Baptist Church, and served as Usher for many years (affectionately known as the Candy Lady) until her health started to fail. Grace was a vibrant story teller and kept alive the memories of family members that have passed away. Family and friends alike enjoyed the antics and wisdoms of Big Mama, Mother Dear, Aunt Amy, I-Dot, Uncle Bro, Uncle Monk, Uncle Will, Valenia and Marion just to name a few. She leaves to cherish her memory, her loving daughter Joyce Williams and faithful son-in-law Garrett, 3 grandchildren; DaRelle Williams (Ernest), Terrie Muhammad, Garrett Williams III (Teneka); 6 great-grandchildren, Shatoria Gwynn, Dominique Gwynn, Nafis Muhammad, Nya Muhammad, Jamal Burris and Simone Williams 2 Sisters; Rosa Hockaday, Gloria Coleman (Colin), 1 brother Bobby Butts, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Nan Randall DaRalle and family. Sorry for your lost. I'm sure she will be missed by all, but God's child has come home. Nan
Posted: 10/4/2017
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ThelmaLundy Sorry for your lost
Posted: 10/1/2017
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Dilesheya Bonner IMA keep my family in my prayers!
Posted: 9/30/2017
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Eunice Staton DaRelle, I'm so sorry to hear of your Grandmother passing. My condolences to you and your family..
Posted: 9/29/2017
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Liz Guerrero GRACE WAS MY NEIGHBOR I KNEW HER FOR ABOUT 12 YEARS SHE WAS SUCH A WONDERFUL EXTROADINARY WOMAN. I LOVED HER SO MUCH WE BECAME BFF INSTANTLY. SHE WOULD CALL ME I WOULD CALL HER ASK IF SHE NEEDED ANYTHING OR WHEN I COOKED I BROUGHT FOOD TO HER. SHE WAS SUCH A DELIGHTFUL PERSON TO TALK TO AND THE STORIES SHE TOLD ME ABOUT BIG MAMA SAYS WAS TOO FUNNY . WE HAD GOOD TIMES. I AM DO GOING MISS A TRULY REAL PERSON SHE MADE A GREAT IMPACT IN MY LIFE AGAIN IF I HAD NOT SAID IT I TRULY LOVED MS. GRACE AND I KNOW SHE LOVED ME CAUSE SHE SAID SO. I AM GOING TO MISS SEEING YOU BUT I KNOW YOU ARE IN PEACE AND ANOTHER ANGEL IN THE SKY. I WILL NEVER FORGET A PHENOMENAL WOMAN YOU ARE. SIP MY FRIEND.
Posted: 9/28/2017
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Danielle I’m sorry for your loss. May you cherish your fondest memories until the day you are reunited, John 5:25-29
Posted: 9/26/2017
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