James Willie Grant Jr.
James Willie Grant Jr.

June 9, 1937 - May 9, 2018
Born in Summit, NJ
Resided in Fairfield, New Jersey
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James Willie Grant, Jr. was the son of James W. Grant, Sr. and Alberta B. Grant.
James was born June 9, 1937 in Summit, NJ. He attended school in Summit and graduated from Summit High School class of 1955.
After graduation, James enlisted into the United States Air Force in January of 1956 until January of 1962. His assignment duty and major command while
serving in the United States Air Force was the 1607th Flightline Squad, thus giving him the opportunity to travel overseas and to master his trade as a
Aircraft Machine Operator.
James entered holy matrimony to Mamie R. Pettyford on February 24, 1959 and of this union they had five children. In May of 1967 they bought and moved to a
beautiful home in Plainfield, NJ. He lived a fulfilling life dedicated to being a supportive husband and father. He also enjoyed mentoring and coaching other neighborhood children in the Plainfield Pop-warner Football and baseball leagues.
He retired in January 2005 after 43 years of service, working for companies such as Continental Can Company, Revlon and Tevco.
In his senior years he enjoyed watching western movies, NFL football games and the New York Mets. James was an avid NY Giants fan and he was also the biggest supporter for his grandson Wankeith Jr. while attending Don Bosco Preparatory High School.
Those who knew him could best remember him by his great sense of humor and that fun loving personality. He was loved by everyone who knew him.
He is predeceased by his parents James, Sr. and Alberta, his wife Mamie R. Grant, brother Stanley H. Grant, sister Helen Rayford; and sister Rose Conner.
He is survived by his 2 sons, James W. Grant III (Faith) of Piscataway, NJ; Martin A. Grant (Francis) of Buford, GA; 3 daughters Tonya L. Jenkins (Michael) of Branchburg, NJ; Madlyn Y. Grant of North Plainfield, NJ; Cynthia M. Akin (Wankeith Sr.) of Roseland, NJ; 2 sisters Alyce Hart of Monroe, NJ; Josephine Fox of Las Vegas, NV; 3 sister-in-laws Marlene Grant of North Plainfield, NJ; Charlotte Jackson of Naugatuck, CT.; Rose Pettyford of Union, NJ; 10 grandchildren 8 great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.




Judkins Colonial Home
428 W. 4th Street
Plainfield, NJ US 07061
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
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Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament
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Roseland, New Jersey USA 07068
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