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December 28, 1969 ~ January 8, 2024 (age 54) 54 Years Old
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On the day of January 8th, 2024, it is sad to say Grant Mclemore has passed away peacefully due to his long & strenuous battle with kidney disease & extensive health issues at the early age of 54.
Grant was born December 28,1969 in Harlem & was primarily raised in The Bronx (the birthplace of Hip Hop which he loved). As you may know he was known by many names over his lifetime whether you know him as Michael, Jaquan, Jay or as his preferred name in his adult years as Grant you know he was a force to be reckoned with, a master of humor and of course a charming personality like no other. He enjoyed cooking, learning new cuisines to make, & loved discussing history, politics and current events. The one known consistent correlation with Grant was his love for the most luxurious things whether it was clothing, watches/ accessories, his hats, even with his meals he had a palette of the highest quality and most of all his esteemed Cadillac Escalade which had to be upgraded ever so often. Whenever you saw Grant, you would see him pull up in his beautiful shiny Cadillac with the most dapper Attire.
Determined to fight the odds that were set against him throughout his life he made it a lifelong mission to provide for his family and give them the life he wasn’t blessed to receive, and this mission was happily achieved. He found his niche and settled into the Hospitality industry and worked at several NYC hotels. As a result of his hospitality experience, work ethic and knack for networking, Grant evolved into an ambitious entrepreneur and started his own mobile Personal Concierge Service. Through his concierge service, Grant found himself in the company of celebrities, artists, musicians, diplomats and other successful entrepreneurs as friends and clients. Grant proudly served and dedicated himself to his craft up until his passing.
While we lost our most beloved dad, many have lost a lifelong friend & loved one. For most there are endless stories & memories of his humor & witty timing, his fearless roar, his amazing driving skills and of course him being a glorious pain in the neck which he proudly owned. He made sure to be reliable, strong & supportive and always protect those he loved and cared for like no other. There was so much more to him that words can never illustrate...
Thankfully his strong genes blessed this world with 3 children who all show both physical and personal attributes of him. The beautiful Gap Tooth, the big ears that he was so confidently proud of and the thick full hair (that he had before he went bald) and of course his happiest trait to pass down was his vibrant strong personality. Grant always jokingly but in all seriousness made it known his children got their good looks from him.
Grant not only leaves behind a strong legacy of the name, “Grant”, which his sons and grandson all share, but he leaves an impression of a strong-willed man like no other and the impact he made in people's lives will forever stay alive and continue on for us.
His strong and powerful presence will always be with us in our hearts & we can continue on cherishing the best and most fulfilling memories of him. Living life to the fullest without a care or regret in the world as he would have wanted.
With all our love, we will miss you always, Grant Michael McLemore.
He was preceded to heaven by his mother, Sara “Sunny” Lanzar, his father Harvey Grant McLemore, & other loved ones who will now take care of him in his next chapter.
He leaves behind to cherish his memories; three children, Jaquan G. McLemore, Imani S. McLemore, and Nico G. McLemore; his Spouse of 27 years, Priscilla M.Peralta, his baby sister, Mekka P. McDougle; his grandson, Zaydyn G. McLemore from his eldest son Jaquan G. Mclemore, & leaves behind a host of cousins, relatives/loved ones & many other impactful friendships.
No services will be held at this time,
Grant will be cremated per his wishes and laid to rest in his home.