Grace Olivia Redmond (nee: Nolen) , age 78, passed away on Sunday, October 10, 2021 at Ascension All Saints Hospital in Racine, Wisconsin surrounded by family. She was born in Enterprise, Mississippi on March 7, 1943 to the late Herman and Luella (nee: McLain) Nolen. Grace attended the Meridian school system and graduated from Harris High School. While living in Meridian, at a young age Grace accepted Christ when she joined and later on became a member of New Prospect Church under the leadership of the late Reverend A.H. Holloway. Grace married Roger (Bobby) E. Reese in 1958, and became a widow at the early age of 20 when her first husband unexpectedly passed. In 1960, Grace located to Racine where she became a member of Greater St. Luke’s Missionary Baptist Church (MBC) under the leadership of the late Reverend E.E. Woods.

She was employed at Metal Parts, Incorporated. After the passing of her husband, Bobby, Grace found love again where she remarried in 1966 to Percy Redmond until his passing in 2000. She and Percy relocated to Shreveport, Louisiana. While in Shreveport, she was a member of Magnolia Baptist Church. Grace has always been a loyal, kindhearted and caring person. Grace loved cooking for her family, shopping, and taking cruises to explore the world. She started as a certified nursing assistant (CNA) at Beauregard Hospital in 1981. She worked as a CNA for over 40 years up until August 2020 when she was forced to retire from her employer community connection after 17 years due to her failing health. After Percy’s passing, Grace relocated back to Racine, Wisconsin and reunited with Greater St. Luke’s Baptist Church in 2002.  

Along with her parents Herman and Luella Nolen and two husbands Bobby Reese and Percy Redmond, Grace was preceded in death by a son David Reese, one sister Bernice Moore. Two brothers Albert Chambliss and Joe McLain, grandparents Van and Lucille McLain, mother-in-laws Bernice Redmond and Addie Clayton , and sister-in-law Dorothy Chambliss. 

Left with her precious memories to cherish are two daughters Debra Reese and Wanda Reese-Bogan, three grandchildren Donte Reese Sr., and Tiffany Watson (nee: Reese) and special grandchild Crystal Reese, eight great-grandchildren Donte Reese Jr., Anton House, Dayon Reese, Uria Reese, Nevaeh Watson, Ania Reese,  and special great-grandchildren Aysia and Cameron Reese. Also left with her memories is one sister Deicie Ormond (nee: McLain), one maternal aunt Ruthie Lee Sanders (nee: McLain), sister-in-laws Lula Mae McLain (nee: Larkins), Brenda King-Chambliss, and Andrea Reese and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. 

Homegoing Celebration will be held on Wednesday, October 20, 2021 at Greater ST. Luke’s Missionary Baptist Church (1326 State Street). Viewing from 10:00 A.M. – 11 A.M. Service beginning at 11 A.M. with Pastor Joseph L. Pipes officiating.

The family would like to thank Dr. Abejuela-Matt and Dr. Hasaan, as well as their staff for the care Grace received.