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Grace Preache

Obituary of Grace Maurline Preache

Grace Maurline Preache passed away peacefully on January 22nd, 2022. She was the daughter of Walter J. Murray and Nellie Roddenberry Murray. She was born on January 11th, 1936, in Folkston, GA. Gracie attended Yulee high school, graduating with the class of 1954. She then received her bachelor’s degree from Mercer University, a master’s degree from Florida Atlantic University, and her doctorate in psychology from Michigan state university. She lived and worked in Chicago ILL. Doing research. In 1985 Gracie moved back to the Fernandina Beach area, where she managed the family business. Murray’s Grocery Store in O’Neil for many years. Gracie was a longtime member of the Memorial United Methodist Church, where she served in many communities and was involved in missionary work in other countries. In her later years, she worked to help the homeless of Nassau County and help establish Gracie’s kitchen to provide meals for the needy. Gracie was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Lucretia Vizcaino. She leaves to mourn her passing two brothers, Lamar Murray (Beth) and Kenneth Murray; many special nephews; a beloved niece, Michelle Sharpe; and many cousins, family, and friends. She was an exceptionally loving aunt and will be missed dearly. Gracie spent her last years in assisted living facilities. The family wishes to thank the staff of Savannah Grand and Quality Health for their kind and generous care. A celebration of life will be 2:30 pm Saturday, February 26th, 2022, at memorial united Methodist church in Fernandina Beach FL. In lieu of flowers, please consider a contribution to the Church’s building fund.
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Celebration of Life

2:30 pm
Saturday, February 26, 2022
Memorial United Methodist Church in Fernandina Beach
601 Centre Street
Fernandina beach, Florida, United States