Lisa Michelle Grant, age 57 years of Niles, Michigan died peacefully at 10:20 p.m. on Friday, June 28, 2019 at the Hanson Hospice Center in Stevensville, Michigan following an extended illness.
She was born on October 31, 1961 in South Bend, Indiana to Howard A. and Barbara J. (Craw) Grant. She was graduated from Niles High School with the class of 1980, and has lived in Niles all of her life. She was employed at the Niles Pizza Hut for fifteen years, and the management celebrated that remarkable longevity on the Pizza Hut crew.
Lisa attended the Wesley United Methodist Church in Niles with her family as a child, but later completed the steps to join the Episcopal church, and became a member of Trinity Episcopal Church in Niles. She enjoyed traveling with her family to Germany, South America, and Key West, Florida. She was always an independent woman, and often traveled alone, whether taking the South Shore Line to Chicago, or driving to local destinations. She had a remarkable memory for details in areas that fascinated her, including friends and acquaintances who were pleased when Lisa would remember special concerns from previous visits. She also enjoyed aviation history, sharing accurate details of specific events in an expert manner. But her greatest interest was animals, including horses and dogs, especially Border Collies like her pet “Hollie”.
Lisa was sadly preceded in death just two months ago on April 16, 2019 by her mother, Barbara J. Grant with whom she had lived most of her life. She was also preceded in death by her father, Howard A. Grant on April 20, 1994; and by a brother-in-law, William R. Holmes, Jr. on May 3, 2000.
Surviving family includes her sister, Christine J. Holmes of Niles; nieces Michelle Holmes and her son Ethan, Emily (& Shawn) Williams, Jessica Holmes and her daughter, Hannah, and Katherine (& Andrew Ream) Holmes and their children, Drew and Parker; and Lisa’s uncle Harlan “Mike” (& Kay) Craw of Berrien Springs, Michigan; and a great circle of wonderful friends.
The Episcopal Funeral Rite for Lisa Grant will be read at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, July 5, 2019 at Trinity Episcopal Church, 9 South Fourth Street in Niles by The Reverend James Slack, retired. The Committal Rite will be private, later, at the Silverbrook Cemetery in Niles.
The family will receive relatives and friends at the church on Friday beginning at 10:00 a.m. Contributions in memory of Lisa may be made to Trinity Episcopal Church, 9 South Fourth Street, Niles, Michigan 49120; https://www.trinityepiscopalniles.org/ . Arrangements were made at the Halbritter-Wickens Funeral Home, 615 East Main Street in Niles.