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Mrs. Nazarene Grier, 91, died on June 11, 2019 at the home of her daughter.

Mrs. Grier was a native of Cincinnati, OH and the daughter of the late Ira and Ella Mae Twyman. Mrs. Grier was baptized in 1938. Mrs. Grier was a founding member of Greater New Light Baptist Church and was active in the Progressive Women's Club.  She was a former employee of the John Shillito Company and Standard Publishing.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas E. Grier, one son, Rodney E. Grier, and one brother, Edward Twyman.

Survivors include one daughter, Regina Hasan of Roswell, GA; three grandsons, Lafayette Mitchell (Tiffiny) of Vine Grove, KY; Taalib Hasan (Amanda) of Charlotte, NC and Nuriddin Hasan (Lora) of Atlanta, GA; great granchildren,  Taquia, Justin (Talia), Aarron (Alaine) and Aleia, Grier, Alex, Gracie, and Ali; great great grandchildern, Justin, Anastasia, and Kamiryn; sister-in-law, Carrie Twyman of Cincinnati, OH;  nieces, Jill Byrd (Bryan), Toni Denton (Rube); nephews, Bruce (Tamara), Darrell and Stevie Twyman; great niece, Kimberly Lewis of Atlanta, GA; great nephew, Wahid Lewis of Atlanta, GA; special "daughters", Janice Smith of Cincinnati, OH and Petronia Ward of Akron, OH; special "son" and father of her grandsons, Ali Hasan (Shina) of Atlanta, GA and a loving friend and caregiver, Zainab Afolabi of Atlanta, GA along with a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral service will be 1:00 pm on Tuesday, June 18, 2019 at Greater New Light Baptist Church in Cincinnati, OH with Pastor Harold Bester officiating.  Burial will follow in Walnut Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm also at Greater New Light Baptist Church.

Percell & Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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  • Wednesday, June 12, 2019
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  • Monday, June 24, 2019
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