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Grace Mayeski, a beloved mother, sister, aunt and friend, passed away peacefully in her hometown of Baltimore, Maryland on September 16, 2023, after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born on June 16, 1936, to the late Charles Leroy Stallings and Katherine E. Stallings (nee Milke). Grace was known for her friendly demeanor, thoughtful nature, and delightful sense of humor.
Grace was the youngest of eight children, all of whom preceded her in death. She was the loving sister of Charles L. Stallings, Jr., Annie Amelia Stallings, Herbert Stallings, Georgette Grauling, William Henry Stallings, John Wesley Stallings, and Geraldine "Gerri" Bolt. Grace was also preceded in death by her beloved husband, William "Woody" Mayeski and her faithful companion Taco, her long-haired chihuahua.
A lifelong resident of Baltimore, Grace was a proud high school graduate. Following her education, she joined the workforce as a warehouse worker, demonstrating an admirable work ethic that was respected by her colleagues. Grace was always willing to lend a hand to those in need.
Grace found joy in the simple pleasures of life. She had a passion for playing cards and bingo, spending countless hours enjoying games at Mary and Camille’s house on Ann Street. In her quiet moments, she enjoyed working on circle word books, a hobby that kept her mind sharp and her spirits high. She cherished spending time with her extended family, creating memories that will be treasured forever. She was especially fond of her niece Camille and would move mountains just to see her smile.
Grace is survived by her adopted daughter, Pauline Doughney and Grace's legacy will live on through her many nieces and nephews, and the countless others whose lives she touched.
Those who knew Grace will remember her for her friendly charm and thoughtful nature. She was quick to bring laughter into any room and was always ready with a kind word or a helping hand. She had a unique ability to make everyone around her feel special and loved. Her warm spirit will be missed, but her memory will continue to bring joy to all who knew her.
Grace's life was a testament to her strength, resilience, and unwavering love for her family and friends. She faced every challenge with grace and courage, inspiring those around her with her enduring positivity. Despite her battle with cancer, she never lost her sense of humor, reminding us all to find joy in every moment.
In remembering Grace, we celebrate a life well-lived, filled with love, laughter, and cherished memories. Her spirit will live on in the hearts of those she touched, reminding us of the importance of kindness, friendship, and family. Grace Mayeski, a beacon of light in our lives, may you rest in peace.
Family will receive friends the family owned Parkview Funeral Home & Cremation, 7527 Harford Rd, Parkville, on Friday, September 22, 2023 from 9am – 11am; where a funeral service will begin at 11am. Interment following at Sacred Heart of Jesus Cemetery.