Gina Lynnette Grant

Sunrise: January 27, 1956

Sunset: November 5, 2022

On Saturday, November 5, 2022, Gina Lynnette Grant was surrounded by love as she went home to be with the Lord. Our beautiful Gina was one of four daughters born to Rosalee Ford and Ret. Master Sergeant Charles E. Ford on January 27, 1956 in Cherry Point, North Carolina.

The family eventually settled in Chesapeake, Virginia where Gina was educated in the Chesapeake Public School System. After graduating from Deep Creek High School, Gina attended Norfolk State University where she earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting. She had a successful career in finance before becoming an entrepreneur. Gina was a Real Estate Agent for over 30 years and during this time she expanded her scope to include residential construction as a Class A Contractor. Her firm, Gina Grant Enterprise, was extremely successful.

Gina also pursued other passions such as traveling, becoming an author, and a renowned chef. Her desserts were famous in the area. Her baking was even featured in the Virginian Pilot. Not only did she love creating tasty cuisines, she considered herself a “foodie” and found great enjoyment in sharing a delicious meal with her family and friends. Gina found pleasure in entertaining and welcoming everyone into her home. As much as she enjoyed a great meal with friends, she equally treasured a good game of golf. She won numerous awards for Longest Drive and Closest to the Pin. She mastered the sport and coached others along so that they could also foster a love for the game. Gina cared for her
community and served on several boards and commissions. Her commitment to philanthropy has changed the trajectory of so many lives. She has helped countless people to become gainfully employed. She also helped many people become homeowners and investors. Gina wanted to share her knowledge and resources to empower others. She was a modern-day “Renaissance Woman,” who brought passion, brilliance and originality to everything she did. Her legacy will live on.

Gina was preceded in death by her parents Rosalee and Charles E. Ford, her sisters Jennifer Ford and Lisa McDaniels, and her step-son Jason Green. She leaves to cherish her memory her life partner, friend, and devoted husband of 44 years, Jessie Grant, Jr., and their only son and a true gift from God, Jessie Grant,III; Sister, Sharon Kay Sawyer (Michael Sawyer); Step-daughter Denise Dudley; her precious grandchildren, McKenzie and Blakelyn Grant; daughter-in-love Tanjuana Grant; Step-grandchildren Shanika Dudley and Arron Dudley Jr.; mother-in-law Marcia Grant; Sisters in law Cynthia Ridley, Cathy Savoy, Dalphney Blackwell, Cheryl Yazid; Brothers in law Joe McDaniels, William Grant, Donald Grant, Shawn Grant, and Anthony Grant; nieces Kelsie Rose McDaniels, Taylor Rose Jordan Sawyer; Step-nieces Zabrina Lacks, Kendra Robinson, Ava Robinson, and Raven Smith; Great-niece, Remi Ashton Way; Step-nephews, Michael J. Sawyer, Elijah Robinson and Alton Lacks; and a host of relatives, extended family and friends.

Memorial Service COME IN PERSON OR WATCH SERVICE LIVE ONLINE Friday, November 18, 2022 2:00pm Metropolitan Funeral Service Berkley Chapel

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    Nettie Simon-Owens & Edward Owens says

    Condolences extended to Sharon Ford Sawyer and family. Our prayers for Spiritual Comfort and Peace abound for you all during this difficult time of loss.

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    Bradley Nelson says

    So sorry to hear of the passing of a dear friend. Gina was a wonderful friend to me, but a special friend of my wife Sylvia. They took to each other like fish to water. It was always a joy to be in her company and she could cook!!! She will be missed dearly. I pray for the family and and French. May God comfort your hearts.

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    Sonya Thomas-Webb says

    My heartfelt condolences to Sharon and family. I am so saddened to hear of her passing. I sure enjoyed the time I spent with you and Gina in Cabo most recently and I will carry many precious memories
    Sonya Webb

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      Sherry hill holland says

      So sorry For your loss Gina was always so sweet in high school she was a beautiful young lady inside and out, I gave my oldest daughter her middle name and I did get to tell her that. God bless you

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    Diane Rountree says

    To Jesse and Jesse Jr. and family, the families of Dillard, Rountree and Sorrell, Ware. We offer our sincere condolences on passing of your beautiful wife and mother.
    May God be with you in your time of sorrow.

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    Nancy Charlotta Harvin says

    Gina was a true light for many of us. I am so grateful to have shared her warmth, friendship and love. May God bless her spirit and her family. She is sorely missed.

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    Cheryl Bellamy says

    Our sincere condolences to the family. Gina was a friend of my late sister CeCe & our family’s realtor for years. She was always so sweet, caring and she will truly be missed.

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    Verna Walton Bowden says

    My deepest sympathy to Jesse and the entire Family! So sorry to hear of Gina’s passing😭😭🌹🌹❤️❤️🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽

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    Verna Walton Bowden says

    My deepest sympathy to Jesse and the entire Family😭😭🌹🌹❤️❤️🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽

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    Peggy Dixon says

    My deepest sympathy to you and your family

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    Tiffanie Artis says

    I loved her so much, rest well.

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    Johnniel R. Bowe says

    Praying for your strength and peace at this difficult time. My sincere condolences to the Grant family! God bless you all!

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    Dr. Angela Corprew-Boyd says

    Jesse and family, we were very saddened to hear of Gina’s illness and her passing. She was a phenomenal woman who had a passion to be a light in her community and the lives of others. Her legacy will live on through you, her family and friends. May God release his peace and comfort upon you. You all will be in our thoughts and prayers.🙏🏽❤️

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    Eric Hines says

    Sending my deepest sympathy to Jessie and family. Gina will be missed dearly.

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    Donna Dixson says

    Thank You Gina, she helped my family after our mother died but selling her home she was so caring and loving to us during our time of bereavement. Gina was also a family friend in the 70’s when she worked with my sister CeCe. Gina your beautiful smile will be missed.

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    Vonda Robinson says

    Gina was my realtor and a wonderful friend and person. I have known her for many years and I met Gina through my mother “CeCe” who has gone home to be with the Lord. I will never forget Gina and all the optimism, knowledge, and blessings she gave me and my family. May God keep and bless her family during this difficult time. Blessings always, Vonda Robinson

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    Avon, Ava & Family says

    Sending the family all our love and support.

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    Mr. & Mrs. Mungo says

    Grant Family, we just wanted to let you know that our thoughts are with you and your family.
    Wishing you all courage and peace during this time of mourning.

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    Millard & Deborah Grant says

    Our deepest sympathy to you and the family.

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    Larry and Sherrese Wade says

    Dearest Soror Sharon and family,
    We were sadden to hear about the passing of Gina. Sending our sincere prayers 🙏🏽 your way. We know that God will carry, comfort and strengthen each of you during this season.
    With our love and prayers!
    Larry, Sherrese and Family💕

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    Wilhemina Cuffee says

    My condolences and prayers to the family. May God give you comfort and strength.

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    Davette Logan says

    Please accept my heartfelt condolences to you and your family. Im sure her memories will forever live on in your hearts.

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    William Windley says

    Billy and Angel Windley

    November 18, 2022 @ 1:56 pm
    Jesse and family, our deepest condolences to you and your family. It is my prayer that God will comfort and strengthen you during this time. Gina was loved by many. Jesse, you know my story, so, I pray that if there is someone who needs to hear you say, I love you,” DO IT NOW! As I believe Gina demonstrated in her life’s journey.

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    Connie Whitaker says

    I met Gina through another agent needed help with some renovations for my investor. Gina was always pleasant & loved loved her sisters stopped everything to taken of them that is family, I gone to miss her!!!!!🙏♥️

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    Lamont Simmons says

    My condolences

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    Faye Zinas says

    I am so sad to hear of Gina’s passing! She was a wonderful real estate agent with our company for many years and we will truly miss her! Condolences to the Grant family from all of us all here at the office!

    Faye Zinas
    Managing Broker
    Wainwright Real Estate

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