Mabel Garnett Gradington 1935 - 2008 Lawrence
Memorial services for Mabel Garnett Gradington, 73, Lawrence, will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Ninth Street Baptist Church in Lawrence.Ms. Gradington died Thursday, Oct. 2, 2008, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.She was born May 18, 1935, in Brunswick, Va., the daughter of Ashley Lee and Mary Wynn Bishop. She received a bachelor's degree in nursing and master's degree in gerontology from Dominguez Hills University in Long Beach, Calif. She moved from Los Angeles to Lawrence in 2000.Ms. Gradington was a registered nurse for many years. She was a member of Ninth Street Baptist Church in Lawrence and the STEP group there. She was a senior counselor for Medicare and a member of Sigma Gamma Rho sorority, the OWL group and Primerica Financial Services.She is survived by a daughter, Leticia Gradington and fiance Cedric Rose, Lawrence; a son, Darryl Gradington and fiancee Mary Delariva; and a grandson, Michael J. Gradington. Her extended family includes the Griffin, Harris and Carey families.The family suggests memorials to Ninth Street Baptist Church, sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary.The family will receive friends at the church following services.Online condolences may be sent at <a href="http://www.warrenmcelwain.com">warrenmcelwain.com</a>, subject: Gradington.