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Martha Ellen Lovelace Grimes Obituary


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“It's Christmas time & mom & I are thinking of you here..:) I think about you more than you know especially now with the season holidays here..you...Read More »
1 of 16 | Posted by: Suzi Ellis - Goldsboro, NC

“I love you Mrs. Grimes, If tears could build a stairway, and memories a lane,I'd walk right up to heaven and bring you home again. The memories...Read More »
2 of 16 | Posted by: Sherry Smith Garris - Goldsboro, NC

“Martha..you will be greatly missed by Carol Duncan & Suzi Ellis from your next door neighbors in the old neighborhood.. Love you Martha & your...Read More »
3 of 16 | Posted by: Suzi Ellis - Goldsboro, NC

“Try to remember the little things, the shared smiles,the warm hugs, the laughter.The pain might seem unbearable now, but, in time, it is these...Read More »
4 of 16 | Posted by: Suzi Ellis - Goldsboro, NC

“Martha was a longtime friend of my famlies and she will be missed! My prayers go out to Linda, Allen and Missy. I know the hurt you must be feeling...Read More »
5 of 16 | Posted by: Tina Dodson - Hampton, VA

“My thoughts and prayers are with you all!! Love, Marian Everhart ”
6 of 16 | Posted by: Marian Everhart - Goldsboro, NC

“My prayers are with you all. I lived across the street from Martha and fzmily for several years in the 70's and remain friends ever since. She will...Read More »
7 of 16 | Posted by: Ray Dodson - Portsmouth, VA

“I worked with Martha for 7 years at Wayne and she could alway make you laugh even when you didn't want to. My prayers to all her family and she will...Read More »
8 of 16 | Posted by: Wanda Ramos - Wilmington, NC

“My dearest friend has gone on to The Lord. How I will miss you but know that you remain close to my heart. ”
9 of 16 | Posted by: JosieRoach - Maize, KS

“My dearest friend has gone on to The Lord. How I will miss you but know that you remain close to my heart. ”
10 of 16 | Posted by: JosieRoach - Maize, KS

“My thoughts and prayers are with Martha's family. Martha was a very genuine soul and will be missed. ”
11 of 16 | Posted by: Jenn Almy - Oxnard, CA

“Grimes Family. I lioved across the street from MArtha and Family and Allen and I were pretty good friends. Martha always treated me as another son...Read More »
12 of 16 | Posted by: Andy Lethco - Kathleen, GA

“our condolences goes out to the grimes children as we remember when they were a neighbor of ours missey, allen and linda we share your great loss. ”
13 of 16 | Posted by: anne and bob lethco

“We knew Martha as a very warm and loving person, and one generous of spirit. We were even privileged to enjoy her homemade cuisine, especially her...Read More »
14 of 16 | Posted by: Cathy and William Hooper - PA

“Mrs. Martha will be greatly missed, you was a lovely lady with a Great Big Heart. I worked night shift with her for years and she always made might...Read More »
15 of 16 | Posted by: Judy Sasser Hoggard - Goldsboro, NC

“A beautiful person. She touched our lives with kindness. She'll be missed. Marcy and John ”
16 of 16 | Posted by: Marcy and John Almy - CO


Martha Ellen Lovelace Grimes, 75, passed peacefully into that far better life with her Lord and Savior and with those beloved family who went on before while surrounded by her family.

Martha was born in Sullivan County, Tennessee to the late Andrew D. and Grace Snyder Lovelace. She was married to the late Allen Ray Grimes. Martha worked as a respiratory therapist at Wayne Memorial Hospital and retired after 34 years of service without ever missing a day of work. She was a wonderful wife, loving mother, and mema to her loved ones. Martha will always be loved by her children and will be greatly missed by those who knew her.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, January 17, 2013 at St. Paul United Methodist Church with Rev. Jim Harry officiating. Entombment will follow at Wayne Memorial Park.

Martha is survived by her daughters, Missy Grimes Zwerling and husband, Dr. Charles Zwerling of Goldsboro; Linda G. Giuliani and husband Mike of Goldsboro; son, William Allen Grimes of Goldsboro; grandchildren, Allen Ray Grimes II and Krissy, Ashlee Ehnert, Stacy Sherman and husband Brandon, Sara Guiliani, Joey Giuliani, Danny Giuliani, Alexis Zwerling, and Tiffany Thomas and husband Chris; and great-grandchildren, Ethan, Dylan, Justin, Peyton, Brianna, Kaylin, Charlee and Haylee. She is also survived by her brothers, Bob Lovelace and Ronnie Lovelace of Bristol, TN; and special friend, Craig Anderson.

The family will receive friends Wednesday from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. at Seymour Funeral Home and other times at 303 Tonya Drive, Goldsboro.

Flowers are welcome or memorials may be given in her memory to the Ronald McDonald House.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.seymourfuneralhome.com.