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Sister James Grace Richmond, OP

Sr. James Grace Richmond, OP

Dominican Sister of Peace James Grace Richmond, OP, 92, died at Sansbury Care Center in St. Catharine, KY, on Friday, January 19, 2018.  She was born in Memphis, TN, in 1925 to Grace Maloney and Basil W. Richmond. She entered the former congregation of the Kentucky Dominicans, now the Dominican Sisters of Peace, in 1953. She served God’s people for more than 63 years.

Sr. James Grace earned a Bachelor of Science in Social Science from Memphis State College in 1948 and earned her Master of Arts in Business Education from the same institution 20 years later.

Sr. James Grace began her ministry as a teacher, working in Illinois, Nebraska, West Virginia, Kentucky, and Tennessee. She also served her Kentucky community as the Coordinator of St. Catharine Motherhouse and as a Regional Coordinator.

In the early 1970’s, Sr. James Grace was moved to serve her community as a pastoral minister in the parishes and hospitals of her hometown of Memphis, TN. This service to God’s people had the added benefit of enabling Sister to spend more time with her beloved family.

Sr. James Grace entered Sansbury Care Center in 2009, where she served God, her Sisters and the Church with her ministry of prayer and presence.

Sr. James Grace was survived by several nieces and nephews.

A Vigil of Remembrance was held on Thursday, January 25 at the Sansbury Care Center Chapel in St. Catharine, KY. Mass of Christian Burial was held at the Sansbury Care Center Chapel on Friday, January 26, followed by burial at the St. Catharine Cemetery.

Memorial gifts in Sr. James Grace Richmond’s memory may be submitted securely online or sent to:

Dominican Sisters of Peace
Office of Mission Advancement
2320 Airport Drive
Columbus, OH 43219

For a printable copy of this memorial, please click here. 

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