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Michelle Yvonne Grantham

March 1, 1972 - June 5, 2016

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Memorial Service

Location:
Renaissance Funeral Home & Cremation Tribute Center
Date:
Sunday, June 12, 2016
Service Time:
3:00 PM to 4:00 PM

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Notes

Michelle is survived by her husband James Ivy Grantham II, other family, and a myriad of Dear friends, including Kansas City high school chums she cherished over the years & friends in Raleigh, NC she gathered like flowers to beautify her world- all treasured like family.

Michelle's gracious spirit was so welcoming that she never met a stranger. She loved music, dancing, & hoola-hooping. Her greatest joy was helping others & pet sitting- she loved animals, even saving a baby blue jay once. Her favorite quote was "friendship is reaching for someone's hand & touching their heart".

All of us who were lucky enough to have Michelle in our lives will miss her tremendously. She shines her light down on us & we forever remember her grace.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Great Plains SPCA: http://www.greatplainsspca.org or the SPCA of Wake County: http://spcawake.org.
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Marie Sutton
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June 7, 2020
I still miss my daughter.
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Liz Moore
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June 15, 2016
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Regina Sitzman
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June 12, 2016
My dear sister Michelle. You were always there for me in all my times of trouble and need. I still can't believe it's true. Who am I going to talk to now. Oh wait you will always be there. I know how much pain you were in but now God has his beautiful child with him and I know you are running wild with all the animals and feeling no pain. I love and miss you dearly. But I know one day we will all once again be together. I love you so.
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Josh Cowen
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June 12, 2016
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Michelle Kincaide
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June 12, 2016
Shell, I am beyond words. I miss you so much "soul sister". You were so bright like a star, always smiling. You were always there for me like I was for you. Now you have peace and no more pain. I love you to the moon,and back. I will always keep your memory close to my heart.
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Donna and Carl Parkinson
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June 10, 2016
Our Hearts are heavy with sadness. for you . so sorry for your Loss James, Michelle has a beautiful old soul but was young at Heart
Donna & Carl Parkinson

Dear One,

When you need someone to talk to, Talk to me.
When you need someone to hold you,
My arms are open.
When you need to be reminded of My love,
Listen.
I will speak my heart
To yours.
-God
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Yvette Jocelyn
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June 10, 2016
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Michele Mellott
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June 10, 2016
We bonded over our mutual love and fascination with fractals. You opened your heart and home to me, and I thought to myself, "what an amazing woman! How inspirational she is! And so, so sweet and loving!" Michelle, you are like the fractals you so adored - beautiful, unique, and infinite.
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Yvette Jocelyn
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June 10, 2016
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Marie Sutton
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June 10, 2016
We "lost" you 7 years ago, but now it's permanent. I had prayed and prayed for reconciliation someday.

Shelly will always be my little girl. Rest in peace dear daughter. Tears here.
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Jackie ( Stotler) Winger
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June 10, 2016
Michelle the mold was broken when you hit this Earth. You were a friend to all. Girls clung to you and the boys were crazy for you, and yet you were just a humble beautiful person. You are gone too soon, we will miss you. You are loved more than you knew.
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Rex Smith
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June 10, 2016
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Marie Sutton
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June 9, 2016
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Liesl Dineen
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June 9, 2016
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Mama Jan
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June 9, 2016
Rest now sweet child. You were loved by many and will truly be missed. Now we mourn but our memories of you will always be happy ones.
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Mama Jan
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June 9, 2016
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Linda Hight
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June 9, 2016
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Linda Hight
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June 9, 2016
Michelle, I met you 5 years ago and fell in love with you and your smile, your inter beauty, your willingness to push on although you were in pain physically. You put others first and you always stayed positive for others, but not for yourself. I will forever miss you and the great times we shared....Thank God I have those memories to hold on to. RIP my beautiful friend. I hope that James and the rest of those who loved Michelle find some peace knowing her pain is no longer. May God be with you all.
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Cassandra Kramer
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June 9, 2016
Such a sweet soul.. I will miss you Michelle. I always enjoyed our chats and laughter when we hung out! RIP my friend!!
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Cassandra Kramer
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June 9, 2016
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Donna Sue Stephens
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June 9, 2016
You were one of the brightest lights in my life. I laughed and spoke of getting together and try to hoop. Oh my sweet one, you had such faith in me on that one.We leaned on one another. We could really understand on another. You were going to Canada with me someday to visit Zimm's camp. I am crying now, I am always going to miss you. You will always be part of my heart
.I love you.so much, I always will.
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Stacy
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June 9, 2016
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Steve Cole
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June 9, 2016
I found you, on FACEBOOK, you commented on my photograpy, and i found a new group of friends through you, and they all made lovely comments about you, you will be sadly missed.
R.I.P Sweet Michelle
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Laura Ammons
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June 9, 2016
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Catherine Moon
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June 9, 2016
Michelle was a loving, beautiful, and brilliant woman--a friend to all! She deserved so much more. I will miss her smile, laugh, and creativity. She was a true dilettante!
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Ebone Douglas
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June 9, 2016
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Mindy Williams
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June 8, 2016
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Mindy Williams
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June 8, 2016
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Roxanne Hoffman Ballard
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June 8, 2016
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Shannon Miller Hogue
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June 8, 2016
Michelle helped me out of the darkness more than once. I owe her my life. She was an amazing soul. I will always remember her bright smile and loving spirit. I hope she has found the peace she deserved. I love you Shell Bell.
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Linda Castelo
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June 8, 2016
She was one of the first friends I made in my training class. Thanks to Facebook we stayed in touch and she always checked up on me. I know she is going to be my guardian angel and she no longer has to live a life without peace and tranquility. I love you friend. I will be there Sunday.
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Shannon Miller Hogue
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June 8, 2016
Michelle helped me out of the darkness more than once. I owe her my life. She was definitely one in a million with her bright smile and amazing inner glow. I hope she has finally found peace. She will be greatly missed by so many. I love you Shell Bell.
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Karen Karnes
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June 8, 2016
I will never forget you, Shelly. Never. You touched me. . . my life. . . in a very special way. You were a light in this otherwise dark world, my friend, and I thank you for sharing your light with all of us. I will miss you horribly. I already do. But I know you are finally free, and I take comfort in that. No more pain. No more sadness. No more loneliness. Go now, in peace, and rest eternally. You have earned it. I love you, Shelly.
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Tony Boswell
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June 8, 2016
Michelle was a special little butterfly to us all in high school and beyond. She touched our lives in ways that we will never forget. Many of us are planning on attending our own memorial in her honor at Macken Park in NKC close to where we all lived, laughed and loved her on a daily basis at that high school and surrounding area. She was a very special light in this world who left us far too soon. She will be dearly missed by us all.
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Marilee
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June 8, 2016
Rest peacefully, Michelle. No more pain. Though I can't be with your friends in person, I am with them in spirit. Joyful to have known you and so sorry your short life has ended.
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Barbara Brathwaite
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June 8, 2016
Rest in peace Michelle. You will always be alive and carefree in my heart.
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Jennifer Reyes
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June 8, 2016
She was my only friend and light in my darkest hour. I am grateful to have known her and will miss her greatly <3
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