Grace Mae (Williams) Jamison

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Grace Mae (Williams) Jamison

February 24, 1934 - January 31, 2019

Grace Mae (Williams) Jamison Andover - Grace Mae Williams Jamison, 84, a longtime resident of Andover, Massachusetts and beloved wife of the late James D. Jamison, passed away at the Wingate at Andover Nursing Home on Thursday afternoon, January 31, 2019.

Grace is survived by her two loving sons; David J. Jamison of Andover and Paul L. Jamison of Lowell, sister; Betty L. Myers of Gettysburg, PA, and a number of nieces and nephews. Gracie was also the sister of the late Ira T. Dorsey.

Born in Carroll County (Mount Airy), Maryland February 24, 1934. She was the beloved daughter of the late Russel Williams and Dorothy Dorsey Williams. Grace grew up in Gettysburg and went to Gettysburg High School. Grace was in the first class that had black people who graduated from Shippensburg State College in Pennsylvania. Grace held a Master’s Degree in Education from Penn State University. She taught for 32 years, 27 in the Andover Public School system as a pre-school and kindergarten teacher. Grace enjoyed gardening, reading and traveling. She was also a painter, played volleyball, and walked 2 miles each day. Shout out to the book club and BFF Carol Williams.
Grace was a faithful member of the Fellowship Bible Church of Methuen. She will be dearly missed. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Donations in Grace's memory may be made to For additional information, please visit,
Published on February 21, 2019
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8 posts

The Garrod Family
Mar 08, 2019
thoughts and prayers to everyone-she raised 2 wonderful sons and was a great asset to everyone she encountered
Jodi finnagan
Mar 08, 2019
A wonderful woman will be missed!!
R.I.P Beautiful
Feb 26, 2019
Rest in peace
Christa Jessico
Feb 26, 2019
So very sorry to hear of the passing of Grace Jamison.. So fortunate to have her as a role model who helped shape my daughter Veronica in her first year of formal education! Such a blessing!

Condolences to her family..
Juliet H. Mofford
Feb 26, 2019
Grace was my daughter's excellent kindergarden teacher. That little girl, now in her mid-fifties, lovingly remembers Grace for her support and inspiring creativity and loving attention to each individual child. Grace became a special friend after she performed in 3 plays I produced for Andover Historical Society, local schools, and the community. Grace will be greatly missed and my heart goes out to her family during this difficult time.
Eliza Severson (Hoyt)
Feb 21, 2019
I will forever hold memories of Mrs. Jamison in my heart. She was my kindergarten teacher in 1977 at Doherty Elementary. I especially remember her warmth and beautiful smile. I felt loved in her classroom and wish that for every child. Thinking of her family.
Kathleen melia
Feb 17, 2019
I had Mrs. Jamison for a kindergarten teacher in 1979//1980 and I always remember her D kind and loving. I was lucky to have such a wonderful woman for a teacher
Ann Murphy
Feb 17, 2019
I remember Grace as an exceptional teacher at Doherty School. My three children had her for their teacher. I also subbed for her and later as her instructional assistant. She made a difference in my life.