Mrs. Grace Marie (Gracie) Rounsaville Zayas, age 71, of Summerville, passed away Friday, May 7, 2010 at her residence.

Mrs. Zayas was born in Summerville, Georgia on December 7, 1938, daughter of the late Clifford and Louise Rounsaville. She was a 1956 graduate of Chattooga High School and received her Bachelor’s Degree in Art Education from Spellman College in Atlanta in 1960. Mrs. Zayas was an accomplished art teacher and she gave pleasure to many students that had artistic abilities. At an early age, she joined and attended the New Bethel Baptist Church, and in 2004, she started attending and joined West Fifth Street Church of Christ.

Mrs. Zayas is survived by her daughters, Briseis (Cameron) McDaniel, Eton, NC; Alicia Zayas, Jonesboro, GA; Carmen Zayas, Atlanta; Andrea Zayas-Trice, Summerville; and NIki Zayas, Marietta; siblings, Cicero “Sonny” Rounsaville; Brenda Burks, and Sharon(Paul) Goodwin; 14 grandchildren; one great grandchild; a nephew, and a number of nieces, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Funeral Services for Mrs. Zayas will be held Wednesday, May 12, 2010 at 2:00 P.M. in the Mason Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends from 1 until the funeral hour.