Moses L. Grimes

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Moses Lazarus Grimes of Washington, D.C., died November 6, 2017, at Washington Hospital Center, Washington, D.C.

He was born January 25, 1922, to the late Irene Campbell and Ira Grimes.

After high school, he met and married his wife, Audrey Grimes and they remained happily married for over 72 years.

As a young man, Mr. Grimes was a fisherman. After moving to Washington, he was employed with Capital Hill Hospital and worked in the industrial cleaning services. In his later years, he became a courtesy driver at Safeway and Giant, where he received the nickname, “Moe.”

Mr. Grimes had a joyous spirit and a generous heart, always providing for his family and those in need. He touched the lives of many people with his smile and generosity and maintained his trademark sense of humor all the way to the end.

He is survived by his children, Melvin Grandson Grimes (Christine), Moses Edgar Grimes (Ella), Corbon Sidney Grimes (Queen) and Doris C. Grimes; eight grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; one sibling, Flexmond Grimes; and a host of families and friends.

He was predeceased by siblings, Sadie Grimes Wilson, Helen Grimes Byrd, Mildred Carter Beane, Onily Grimes Carter, Bernice Grimes King, Pearl Grimes Waller, Margret Carter Johnson, Talbert Grimes and Samuel Grimes.

A funeral was held November 16 at St. James Baptist Church, Capitol Heights, Md. Interment followed in Washington National Cemetery, Suitland, Md.