Christian artist Amy Grant lost her mother, Gloria Grant, on April 30th. She passed away after a prolonged illness.

A week or so earlier before her mom’s death Amy shared the following note with her fans:

My mom is currently under hospice care and living at our home.

We believe she is in her final days.

A good death is made possible because of a life well lived.

I so appreciate this time of family togetherness honoring my amazing mother.

Prayers are welcome…



Official Obituary from Amy Grant’s facebook page:

Gloria Dean Napier GRANT

Went to be with the Lord on April 30, 2011. She was born in Nashville, TN, on April 24, 1931, to Lura Kate Logan and Robert Edward Lee Napier, and was preceded in death by her parents and her beloved brother, Larry Mayhugh of Springfield, TN. Gloria lived in Woodbury and Old Hickory, TN, until transferring her senior year to David Lipscomb High School where she met her husband of 60 years, Burton Paine Grant.

Faith and family were always the main focus of her life, but she found the time and energy to be involved in many interests and to enrich the lives of countless friends and those in need. After two years at David Lipscomb College, Gloria followed her husband to Memphis for medical school; to Augusta, GA, for his military service at Fort Gordon; and twice to Houston, TX, for fellowships at M.D. Anderson.

In addition to supporting her husband’s work, Gloria pursued several business interests of her own. In the mid-sixties she was a top sales woman with Homecare, Inc. (SWIPE) and also sold her famous fruitcakes at the Green Hills Market.

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