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Grace Liliane Beckett passed away April 25, 2016, at the age of 85. Ms. Beckett was born and raised in Memphis, TN, where she worked for 32 years for the city of Memphis and served as the secretary to the mayor, Richard Hackett. She moved to Crossville in 2001 with her daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Jere Taylor. Ms. Beckett loved to garden and travel.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Prentiss and Germaine Cogswell; daughter, Anita Beckett Epps; brother, Dr. Robert Cogswell; and sister, Joan Cogswell Hall.
She is survived by her brother, Dr. James Cogswell; daughter, Linda Taylor and husband Jere; son, Michael Beckett and wife Teresa; five grandchildren; and six great grandchildren.
At Ms. Beckett's request, there will not be a memorial service. Instead she requests you honor her with a donation to your favorite charity. Saint Jude's Children Research hospital was near and dear to her. The family appreciates your thoughts and prayers during this time.
Hood Funeral Home and Crematory, LLC (www.hoodfuneralhome.com) was in charge of the arrangements.
Published on May 3, 2016
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