Obituary for Grace Raulerson | Guerry Funeral Homes


Grace Raulerson

January 31, 2019

Gracie Lee Mikell Raulerson, “Miss Grace”, as she was known to many, passed away Thursday, January 31 in the Acosta Rua Center for Caring, Jacksonville, FL. Miss Grace was the oldest daughter of Robert and Alma Hurst Mikell. She grew up in Macclenny, FL. She met and was married to the love of her life, Johnnie Raulerson, for the better part of 70 years. They raised their daughters, Arvie and Catherine Marie “Frosty” in their home on Florida Avenue. Miss Grace was known for her close relationship with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. She was a member of the New River New Congregational Methodist Church in Raiford, FL. As president of the church Ladies Auxiliary from 1989-1991, she helped organize fundraisers and events that helped the church to grow. Miss Grace was employed by Anchor Hocking Glass Containers in 1957 and retired in 1988 after 30 years of service. She had many stories to tell about her travels along US 90 going to and from work. She was blessed with safety throughout her employment. After her retirement, she had more leisure time to spend on her interests. She enjoyed sitting on her front porch watching the variety of birds that came to the many feeders placed around her yard. She crocheted beautiful scarves and blankets that she would often give as gifts to her family. Miss Grace also developed her talent for oil painting. She learned to paint magnificent country scenes on rustic handsaws that Johnnie would buy her from the flea market. Miss Grace and Johnnie also enjoyed traveling with family and friends to the Great Smokey Mountains in North Carolina in the summer and again in the fall to see the leaves changing colors. Miss Grace also deeply cared for her family and friends. She welcomed them into her home, especially to the front porch, with a warm smile and a hug. They didn’t leave before she invited them to stay for supper and she usually wouldn’t take no for an answer. She always enjoyed visiting with her children and grandchildren, whom she loved beyond words. Miss Grace is preceded in death by her parents, one sister, Bobbie Jean Mikell Griffis, her husband, Johnnie Raulerson, her daughter, Arvie Elaine Raulerson Tyson, and her granddaughter, Beth LeeAnn Mathis. Miss Grace is survived by, her daughter, Catherine Marie “Frosty” Raulerson Mathis of Lake Butler, FL: two granddaughters, Amy Lenez Tyson Randall of Glen St. Mary, FL and Ashley Marie Tyson Davis, of Lawtey, FL: one grandson, Bobby Giles of Lake City, FL: four great grandchildren, Alaina Grace Randall, McKenna Lauren Randall, Johnathon Giles and Lilly Giles. Miss Grace also leaves behind many special nieces and nephews, whom she loved as if they were her own children, each having a special memory of how Aunt Grace touched their life. A special thanks to those in Hospice Care who went above and beyond to provide excellent care and comfort, Donna, Vonda, Emmy, Virginia and Chaplain Jakey. Funeral services to honor the life of Miss Grace will be held at 11 A.M., Monday, February 4, in the Chapel of Guerry Funeral Home with Brother Kevin Griffis, nephew to Miss Grace, officiating. Visitation and gathering with the family will be from 5 to 7 P.M., Sunday, February 3 at the funeral home. Interment will follow the funeral services in Woodlawn Cemetery, Macclenny, FL. Guerry Funeral Home, US 90 E., Macclenny, FL is in charge of arrangements. Please sign the online guestbook at

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