December 17, 1991 ~ January 2, 2023
Grace D. Earley, 31, of Alexandria, Va died on January 2, 2023 at Inova Fairfax Hospital. A remarkable woman, Grace loved her amazing life and was loved by many.
She is survived by her love and husband James Dingman, and will be missed by little dog Petey. She also is survived by her mother Lisa McKnight Earley and grandmother Betty Ann McKnight of Whispering Pines NC, her father Matthew Earley of Cary, NC, brother T. Sgt. Mitchell Kraemer (Alyssia) of Barksdale AFB, sister LT Anna Earley USN, ret. of Summerville, SC, and Emma Earley (partner Irene Zielinski) of Kennesaw Ga. Grace had a large, loving, extended family and is survived by 22 aunts and uncles and dozens of cousins. She was preceded in death by her grandparents Wilber E. McKnight of Whispering Pines, J. Fred and Lois Earley of Parkersburg, W.Va., also by her Aunt Sarah Earley of Boise and cousin Elise Earley of Cincinnati.
Grace loved to travel, working and living in France and China, and traveling all over the country and world. She had a special love for theme parks which she shared with Jay and her family. She thrived on learning and helping others learn. She graduated from Cary High School, NC State University, and the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey, applying her passion as an Instructional Designer for Finseca, Washington D.C. Grace was an athlete, playing lacrosse for Carolina Fever, Cary High, and NCSU club team. She ran many races including the Disney full and half marathons and the Krispy Kreme Challenge. She was a member of Naval ROTC and Kappa Alpha Theta Sorority. Grace loved her life, giving throughout and after.
A memorial service to celebrate Grace’s life will be held at the Community Congregational Church in 141 N Bennett St., Southern Pines NC on January 28, 2023 at 1:00 p.m.
Her family would like to thank the staff at Inova Fairfax Floor 9, especially the nurses, the people of MAGOPSA, the Inova Schar Cancer Institute and Duke Cancer Institute, all who helped Grace post her 2-0-1 record.
Powell Funeral Home is honored to serve the Earley family.
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