Lorrayne Grimes

Passed 05/16/2019

Obituary for Lorrayne Grimes

Lorrayne Gibson Grimes, 97, formerly of Harrisburg and York, PA, transitioned into eternal life on Thursday, May 16, 2019 in North Carolina.

She was born in Harrisburg, daughter of the late Reverend Henry E., Sr. and Mary Johnsie (Payton) Corbin, owned & operated Lorrayne's Beauty Shop in Harrisburg for over 40 years and retired from York County Children & Youth, member of Small Memorial A. M. E. Zion Church, where she served as a Deaconess, Church Mother and with the Greeter Ministry, former Grand Worthy Matron of OES PHA, member of Daughter of Isis, Himyar Court #97 and Golden Circle Hbg #50.

Lorrayne was the widow of Voni B. Grimes and in addition to him and her parents, she was preceded in death by three of children, Edgar "Pete" Gibson, Beverly Devan and Naomi Davis and she leaves to celebrate her life, her daughters, Johnsie Silas of Harrisburg and Toni Gibson-Thompson of Concord, NC; her 12 grandchildren; 14 great-grands; 4 great-great grands and a host of other relatives and friends.

The Celebration of her Life will begin on Thursday, May 23 at Small Memorial A. M. E. Zion Church, 401 S. Queen St. in York with a viewing from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. and OES Services at 7:00 p.m. Funeral Services on Friday, May 24 at 11:00 a.m. at the Church with viewing 10:00 until 11:00 a.m. and burial in Susquehanna Memorial Gardens. Arrangements entrusted to the Ministry of Comfort of Major H. Winfield Funeral Home, Steelton

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Many, many years ago, I had the pleasure of meeting your parents.Not only were they wonderful people, but your Mother was so beautiful, inside and out. So sorry for your loss.

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