Marvin Grantum

Sunrise: June 11, 1952

Sunset: February 8, 2024

Marvin Grantum was born on June 11th, 1952, in Ridgeland South Carolina. He was the third of six children born to the late Eloise and James Grantum. Marvin accepted Christ at an early age and was a former member of Mt. Carmel Missionary Baptist Church. He graduated from I. C. Norcom High School in 1971.After Completion of High School he joined the U. S. Marines and became a Rifleman.

After Leaving the Marines, Marvin accepted several jobs. He was employed by the Norfolk Naval Shipyard and was a security Guard for Gwaltney, and the Portsmouth Naval Hospital. Marvin was married to the late Seleeda Bell Grantum and from their union they had one son Harlan Wes Grantum. Marvin resided in Richmond, Va with his family and later relocated to Windsor, North Carolina.

Marvin was a very loving, kind and an extremely generous person. He loved his family especially his son Harlan. He loved to dress neat and loved fashion and shoes. He also loved dancing and singing to songs like “Pain in my heart” by Otis Redding, “Joy to the World” by 3 Dogs Night and lastly “Jesus is coming” by Slim and the Supreme Angels.  Marvin got joy from talking to his family and loved to reminisce about the good old days.

On February 8th, 2024, Marvin departed his earthly life to begin his eternal life with the lord. Marvin was preceded in death by his parents James and Eloise Grantum, Wife Seleeda Bell, Brother Elton Harley Jr. And Nephew James Henry Alexander III. He leaves to cherish his memory, Son Harlan Grantum, Brothers-Rudolph Grantum (Reann) of Augusta GA, Larry Grantum (Andra) of Chesapeake, VA. Sisters- Olivia Randolph (Earl) of Richmond, VA, Wanda Griffin of Chesapeake, VA. And a host of beloved nieces, nephews, family, and friends.

Viewing Tuesday, February 20, 2024 4:00pm - 6:00pm Metropolitan Funeral Service 5605 Portsmouth Boulevard Portsmouth, VA 23701 Service COME IN PERSON OR WATCH LIVE ONLINE Wednesday, February 21, 2024 1:00pm Metropolitan Funeral Service Portsmouth Chapel Interment Albert G. Horton Veteran Cemetery 5310 Milners Road Suffolk, VA 23434

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    Derrick & Faith Hightower says

    We send our sincere condolences to the entire family. Marvin will be missed immensely. Keep the fond memories of him in your hearts and know that weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning. We are praying for you.

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    Judith & Michael Henderson says

    We the Henderson Family send you our heartfelt prayers and condolences as you go through this most difficult time of loss. Our prayers are for your strength and comfort and that you will feel our Lord and Savior’s presence now and in the days that follow. God bless you always.

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    Herman & Pat Weaver says

    Larry and Sister’s, We’re so sorry to hear of the loss of your brother Marvin. May God give you the strength to get through this time of sorrow. Please keep his memories close to your hearts always. God Will take care of you !

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    Joyce Manley Williams says

    Sending my Condolences to the family 🙏

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    Jackie Hester says

    My thoughts and prayers for the family as you mourn the loss of your brother. He will always hold a special place in our hearts!

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