“Amazing Grace” Comer dies at 109

Published 3:02 pm Monday, May 13, 2019

Dallie Grace Comer died Friday at the age of 109 at Trinity Place in Albemarle.

Known by her friends and the Trinity staff as “Amazing Grace,” she was born in 1910 in Albemarle.

Though she was the oldest person at Trinity, she loved to move around in her wheelchair and especially enjoyed sitting outside in the courtyard during the summer soaking up the sun and watching the birds and flowers, said Lisa Clayton, a social worker at Trinity, during an earlier story about Comer.

Comer also loved music, especially the piano, and the staff at Trinity helped her play bingo as well.

Comer turned 109 on Feb. 21.

A few weeks before her birthday, Trinity Place sent out a Facebook message asking members of the community to celebrate Comer’s big day by sending her birthday cards.

“She was an absolutely lovely person and it was an honor to provide care for her,” said Stephanie Herrin-Huneycutt, executive director at Trinity Place. “She had lots of energy and lots of friends.”

“Our thoughts and prayers are with her family,” she added.

Comer is survived by her three children, Patricia Morgan, Darrell Comer and Donald Comer; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and four great-great grandchildren.

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Chris Miller has been with the SNAP since January 2019. He is a graduate of NC State and received his Master's in Journalism from the University of Maryland. He previously wrote for the Capital News Service in Annapolis, where many of his stories on immigration and culture were published in national papers via the AP wire.

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