A Tribute to My 96-Year-Old Great-Grandma

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Today we said “see you later” to my 96-year-old Great grandmother. She lived to see four generations of her family and for over 94 of those 96 years she lived by herself, took care of others, and drove…fast, according to her Pastor! Lol

Such a blessing to have witnessed the beauty of living in the fourth quarter of life, full of purpose, love, and generosity.

The majority of the comments at grandma’s funeral today were cousins, grandkids, nieces and nephews claiming to be grandma’s favorite. She made us all feel like we were her only one, and that feeling was heightened every time she called one of our names as she often lovingly putting “My” in front of them (you’ll see this happen in the video below).

The last couple of years I started recording parts of my visits with her. I decided to put the video below together from one of my favorite convos with Grandma as she was approaching her 95th birthday.

I’m grateful for her life, her example, and also her legacy. Thank you Jesus for my great-Grandma. And thank you Jesus that she got to spend time with Dex twice and we got to show her photos and videos of our wedding.

Our family is gonna miss her so much but will absolutely see her again and for that, I’m also comforted and grateful.

Enjoy Jesus Grandma, I know you’ve been wanting to get to Him for a while. Your time has come in His perfect time.


Pic 1: Me and Grandma November 13, 2015

Pic 2: Me and Grandma clowning at my grandfather’s 70th birthday party

Pic 3: Dex & I visiting and praying with Great Grandma. It was the last time we saw her, May 2017.

  • Shanise (Terry's wife)
    October 22, 2017


    Seeing this video seems like she’s still here! This was a tear jerker for me! I’m going to miss “my” Grandma, her little voice and her love. Thank you for sharing your personal documentary of Grandma? with us.

  • Stasha
    October 22, 2017

    This is very beautiful warms my heart!! Im glad I started to record my visits with great grandma also!! Im so glad we met!! Love ya,Stasha (Denna’s Daughter)

  • Papa Boldton
    October 21, 2017

    Love you