Jean Raup Grady
By preddyfuner36002353, Sep 10 2019 02:12PM
Jean Raup Grady, 96, of Spicers Mill Road, Orange died on Thursday, September 5, 2019, at the Dogwood Village of Orange. Born July 29, 1923 in Milton, Pennsylvania she was the daughter of the late William Franklin Raup and Violet Pearl Still Raup. She was also predeceased by her step mother Mildred Jarrell Raup; her husband Judge – Robert Charles Grady; a brother Bob Raup; and a sister Pauline R. Gooding.
She is survived a daughter Shannon Adaire Grady of Waynesboro; a son Charles Ashley Grady of Keezletown; a grandchild Jordon Cole and husband Mike; two great grandchildren; and numerous nieces.
She was a graduate of Orange High School, and Madison College where she was past national president of her beloved Alpha Sigma Alpha Sorority. She was a past member of the Alumni Board of Madison College. She was past president of the Woman’s Club of Orange, an active member of the Trinity United Methodist Church for over 80 years. She was a member of the Rapid Ann Garden Club, and co-vice Chairman of the Orange County Democratic Committee.
The family wishes to thank Louise Frye who was her right hand for the last several years at home.
A funeral service will be held on Thursday, September 12, 2019, at 11:00 A. M. at the Trinity United Methodist Church in Orange, with interment to be held at the Graham Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour before the funeral service at the church. Rev. Josh Munnikhuysen will officiate. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Charity of your choice. Preddy Funeral Home of Orange is assisting the family.
Jean was a beloved member of our sorority, Alpha Sigma Alpha. I met Jean through my national work for Alpha Sigma Alpha. It was always a pleasure to see her smiling face at our Conventions. Her love for our sisterhood was always evident. I always looked forward to her cards and personal notes that she sent me during the year. She was truly a jewel in the crown of Alpha Sigma Alpha. She will be missed.
Jean was such a joy to talk to about Alpha Sigma Alpha! Everyone loved to visit with her and she was so sweet and genuine to everyone. She knew so much about our history, and I loved hearing her tell stories! I will miss seeing her at our convention and receiving personal notes from her. She had such a giving heart!
I was saddened to learn tonight of Jean’s passing. As another past national president of Alpha Sigma Alpha, we shared a special bond. One of my memories of Jean was seeing this spunky lady in her late eighties and early nineties traveling through the Charlotte airport to get to the National sorority convention wherever it might be. She had many accomplishments during her presidency, but one of her most significant contributions might have been the example she set for younger members of the sorority as she continued her involvement throughout her long and significant life.