Gracita “Grace” Whitehead

Published 2:57 pm Thursday, December 1, 2022

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Our dear Mamaw Gracita “Grace” Whitehead, 81, Joliet, Ill., formerly of Pensacola, Fla., and Elizabethton, Tenn., passed away Sunday, November 27, 2022. She was born December 8, 1940 in Guiuan Samar, Philippines.
Grace was employed for 17 years at East Tennessee Undergarment, Elizabethton. She was a wonderful mother and grandmother who was always there when we needed her and never turned away anyone. She also had many friends and was a well-loved figure in so many peoples’ lives, an amazing cook, gardener, lover of fashion and jewelry and never ceased to make us laugh. She was of the Catholic Faith.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles “Charlie” Whitehead, January 16, 2022.
Survivors include her daughter, Gracita “Sharli” Williams and husband Fred; her grandchildren, Chelsea Melber and Charles “Chase” Melber and wife Gaby; and one great-grandson, Martin Melber.
A graveside service will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, December 3, in the Whitehead Cemetery, Hampton, with the Rev. Gary Edwards officiating. Pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. The family will receive friends from 1 until 2 p.m. Saturday, prior to the graveside service. Condolences may be sent to the family at our website,
Memorial Funeral Chapel is serving the Whitehead family.

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