Anna  Grant
Services for Anna (Brooks) Grant, 88, of Long Beach, California and formerly of Ada are at 1 p.m. Friday at the Philemon Missionary Baptist Church. The Rev. Ronnie Amous will officiate. Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery.
Mrs. Grant passed away Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020, at a Long Beach, California, hospital.
She was born Sept. 27, 1931, at Mamaronek, New York, to William and Florence Davis Brooks.
Anna moved to Los Angeles from Brooklyn to provide a better life for her and her son. Anna completed high school at Manual Arts Adult School while working at the Mattel Toy factory. She received her license to practice as a vocational nurse from Los Angeles Trade Technical College Oct. 1, 1965.
She received her degree of associate in arts in vocational nursing June 23, 1967, from Los Angles Trade Technical College. She received her bachelor of science in nursing degree from Cal State Dominquez Hills in 1973.
She worked at the old County General Hospital and retired from the VA Hospital as a registered nurse. During her last years, she volunteered to work in the hospice unit because she wanted to bring comfort to others. During that time, she met and married Walter James Grant on Jan. 24, 1981, in Los Angeles. They moved to Ada, where they made a great life for themselves. He preceded her in death Jan. 12, 2013.
Philemon Missionary Baptist Church was her church home, and she served there until her health began to decline.
Survivors include a son, James E. Frazier Sr. of Los Angeles; two grandchildren, Gina Brooks and James E. Frazier Jr.; 13 great-grandchildren; a host of nieces and nephews; and three women she always called her sisters, Annie, Geraldine and Dottie - the Frazier girls.
Anna loved her church family at Philemon and leaves a host of good sisters and brothers.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and her siblings.
Published on February 18, 2020


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