Lucy Lee (Speaker) Grant

  • Born: September 11, 1933
  • Died: September 22, 2018
  • Location: Midlothian, Virginia

Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home North

3125 N Lamar Blvd.
Austin, TX 78705
Tel. (512) 452-8811

Tribute & Message From The Family

Born in Columbus Ohio, September 11, 1933, the beloved daughter of Dr. Lewis Philip Speaker and Mary Campbell (Kahn) Speaker of Austin, TX.

Lucy grew up in Austin, where she attended the University of Texas, earned a Master of Arts degree in music, was a member of the UT Traveling Madrigals, and a life-long member of Alpha Phi sorority. She was the beloved wife and well-traveled companion for more than four decades of Smithsonian Institution Paleontologist Dr. Richard Evans Grant (1927-1994). Three sons survive her: Charles Lewis Grant (wife Leigh) of Chesterfield, VA; Evan Richard Grant (wife Tracy) of Midlothian, VA; and Lauren Philip Grant of Kitty Hawk, NC. She was also the proud grandmother of four grandsons: Lewis Richard Grant, Charles Lindstrom Grant, Connor Evans Grant, and Logan Newell Grant; and one granddaughter Morgan Jane Grant.

Lucy taught music during a career that spanned over 40 years to students of all ages in public schools in Corpus Christie, TX, Montgomery County, MD, Fairfax County, VA, and Arlington County, VA, where she spent the great majority of her career, and where she was also conductor and pianist of the Arlington "All County Chorus" for many years. Lucy was a devoted congregation and choir member of Lutheran Church of the Reformation in Washington, D.C. Her life-long love of music and teaching touched thousands of lives and inspired countless young musicians.

Lucy will be interred at 12:00 p.m. on Monday, October 8, 2018 at Austin Memorial Park where she will join her husband, mother, and father in eternal peace.

In lieu of flowers or other offerings, please consider a donation in her honor to the Alzheimer's Association, the Alzheimer's Foundation, or either Gethsemane Lutheran Church in Austin, TX, or Lutheran Church of the Reformation in Washington, D.C.

We love you, mom, may you rest in peace. 1933-2018.


Condolence & Memory Journal

The boys and I grew up together, every Summer, in Ocean City. Many wonderful times with Lucy Lee, the greatest shopper of all time!

Love to all

Posted by susan davis - MD - Family Friend   December 18, 2018

I am proud to have known Lucy! and to have called her my friend. We knew Lucy through music and socially, at Reformation and in Richmond. Lucy, I and about 15 others enjoyed singing Bach in many venues. Lucy and Dick were members of what we called Couples' Club and celebrated one anothers family special events. Our very best wishes to the family. Margot Lyddane

Posted by Margot Lyddane - VA - Friend   October 07, 2018

Lucy was a wonderful friend since grade school days, though we had lost touch with each other in recent years. I'll always have many great memories of our times together. I'm sure she's at peace now and blessedly reunited with Dick. Sending heartfelt condolences to all her family--I know she loved you all, and I know you miss her very much! -- Eleanor Manuel Jackson

Posted by Eleanor Jackson - Gainesville, GA - Friend   October 06, 2018

Mrs. Grant was a valued neighbor of my sister's (Marjorie Shepard) on Sumner Road, Alexandria, VA, for many years. My sister has recently died so I hope she and Lucy are enjoying each other's company.

Posted by Susan Shepard Shepard - Lyndeborough, NH - Acquaintance   October 04, 2018

As President of Woody Funeral Home, I extend our deepest sympathy from all our staff for your loss. We are committed to providing the utmost care to you at this time and throughout the days to come. Our purpose is to assist and serve you in a manner that exceeds your expectations. We pledge to strive to merit the trust you have reposed in us.

Posted by Bernie Henderson - Richmond, VA   September 24, 2018

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