Ernestine Granderson Owens

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Ernestine Battle Granderson Owens was born on June 1, 1936, in Columbus, OH to Veada Flint Battle and William Battle. She had two sisters, Mary Lyle and Barbara Covington. She married Huey P. Granderson in 1952 to 1973 and to this union four children were born, Huey William, Gail C., Tony P. and Michael R. Granderson.

Ernestine was baptized at an early age at Love Zion Baptist Church under Rev MB Meyers. She served as the First Female Trustee under Dr. William McKissick. She was also a member of the Usher Board, a Nurse, sung in the Choir and attended Sunday School until her health declined. In 1988 Ernestine retired as Environmental Services Manager at The Ohio State University after 25 years of service. From 1977 to 2012 she was married to James H. Owens for 35 years until his death on February 8, 2012.

Proceeded in death by her husband James H. Owens Sr., sons Huey W, Tony, Michael Granderson, Daughter Gail G. Walker, Parents Mother Veada Battle, Father William Battle, Grandson Michael McKee, Great Granddaughter MiJoy Veada McKee, Sisters Mary Lyle, Barbara Covington, Uncles Sherman Flint, Henry T. Flint and Clarence Flint and Aunts Celestine Martin and Gladys Flint Jones.

She leaves to cherish her memory special granddaughter and care giver India (Andreus) Granderson Maben and grandson Raysean Pinager Jr., 10 grandchildren, 28 great grandchildren, friend and former spouse Huey Granderson Sr., 2 Daughter in Laws, 1 Son in law, 1 Sister in Law, 1 Step Daughter and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives and friends.

Visitation 9:00am and Home Going Service 10:00am Saturday December 18, 2021 at Love Zion Missionary Baptist Church 1459 Madison Ave. Interment at Union Cemetery.  Ministry of Comfort entrusted to MARLAN GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE EAST, 5456 E. Livingston Ave.  To read the complete obituary, order flowers and to offer condolences to The GRANDERSON/OWENS Family,

Condolence Messages

  1. My condolences to India and to the family. May the Lord our God comfort you and give you peace.

    Lady P/Peaches (coach Peaches)

  2. Maria Payton Willis

    Mama will always have a special place in our heart. We love you always and will miss you dearly.

    Love always,
    Maria Payton Willis, Mark Willis
    & Rashad Payton

  3. You were an angel here on earth. Always so kind, genuine, & supportive. I know you will continue to guide India, lil Ray & the rest of your family as their guardian angel & keep them protected.

  4. God said well done thy good and faithful servant… Job well done. To India and family, May God surround you and your family with his perfect peace.. May your heart be not troubled for God needed his Angel back.. Momma Tini is loved and will be sorely missed… A real warrior woman… Rest easy

    • Destiny Haynesworth

      Im sending my deepest condolences and love to you Indian. Mrs Granderson was a wonderful and sweet loving woman & we all will miss her. May God continue to watch over you and Ray throughout this rough time. Please be strong and remember she’s always with you.

  5. A beautiful Wonderful Woman, you will truly be missed!

  6. Our condolences to you and your family. We will continue to pray for you and the family during these hard times. We are also here for you all,should you need anything.

  7. Sending my heart felt prayers and sympathy to you and your family. Wishing love and comfort from God above.

  8. Our condolences from the the whole Brothers family my great aunt will truly be missed but never forgotten! God Bless the entire Granderson family love you all.

  9. Robert Eskridge Jr (Bobby)

    I’m so sorry for your loss. We are first cousins. We lived next door, on Bassett. May the Lord give you the strength that you need at a time like this

  10. Sorry for your loss! My prayers and condolences to the entire family! Weeping may endure through the night but joy cometh in the morning. Psalms 30:5 God is close to the broken hearted. Psalms 34:18 Her and her Mom were my supervisors at Ohio State University Hospital. A lot of cherish memories!

  11. I Love My Family and I Love The Memories We Share. One of The Many Things I Love Is We Talk Through Food. And I Will Miss That Most. Missing The Faces That Made Us. Let’s Keep Them Alive and The Strength They Gave Us. Let’s Celebrate Aunt Teeny and The Warm Kisses We Could Always Count On.

  12. Terri Maben and family

    We send our deepest condolences to the entire family!!… Grams you will be truly missed but never forgotten!! We love you…rest in heaven❤️

  13. I am so sorry for your loss. I loved talking to Ernestine for many years at the dance studio. She loved India and was so proud. She was one of the the sweetest women I’ve ever met. She will be missed by many.

  14. Carmen Alston & Family (CDance)

    India, we love you to life… our hearts cry with you and for you… Mrs Granderson was my (CDance) right hand man, costume maker and my biggest show supporter. I will miss her encouraging words and excellent advice. Peace be still my heart, heaven has gained a wonderful ‘Angel’

  15. Victor Walker II

    My condolence to you and your family. I’m sorry I won’t be able to make the service. My grandma’s service is at the same time. If you need anything, feel free to ask. I love you guys.

  16. India and Family, I was saddenend to hear about the passing of Mrs Granderson. She was a very nice lady with a sweet personality. May the Lord comfort each of you during this time of sorrow. Donna and Sandra Shepherd(Aunts of Brooke & Brandon Shepherd)

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