Mildred Irene


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Mildred Irene Grissom

Apr 30 1917 - Apr 16 2004

Mildred Irene “Mammie” Grissom, age 86, of Frankston, Texas passed away April 16, 2004, in Henderson County, Texas. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ed Grissom; son, Glen Grissom; mother, Julia Watson; sister, Edna Enos; brother, James Holiman; and grandson, Gary Grissom. She is survived by son, Larry and wife, Nancy Grissom; daughter, Eddie Lilly and husband, Joe; adopted daughter, Georgiann Grissom; sisters, Gladys Reynolds, Frances Welch, and husband, Jack, Freddie Miles and Dorothy Robinson; brother, Claude Watson and wife, Shelia; grandchildren, Rhonda Kemp, Joe Lilly and wife, Sherri, Paul Lilly, Gail Olson, Geanie Williams and husband, Darrell, Tammi Branch and husband, Richard, David Grissom and wife, Cindy, Pat Grissom and wife, Dianna, Tracie Stanfield, Thomas Stanfield, Darla Grissom, wife of the deceased Gary Grissom; great-grandchildren, Nathan Kemp and wife, Jennifer, Nick Kemp, Chance Kemp, Casey Jo, Jason and Clay Lilly, Paul, Chase, Gessika and Katerina Lilly, Ashley and Allyson Grissom, Emily, Cody and Aaron Olson, Darrell and Cortnie Williams, Kody and Kyle Grissom, Ricky, Ryan and Eric Branch, Shannon and Tabitha Aday, Brandon Grissom, Elijah and Courtney Nelson, T.A., Michael and Jessica Stanfield; great-great-grandchild, Chloe Kemp; and many nieces, nephews and friends. Pallbearers will be David Grissom, Pat Grissom, Joe Lilly, Paul Lilly, Darrell Williams, Richard Branch and Nathan Kemp. Honorary pallbearer will be her deceased grandson, Gary Grissom. She never met a stranger, always was a friend to all who knew her. She loved us when we couldn’t love ourselves. Words cannot describe the impact she had on her family and friends. She was awesome, touching so many lives with her kindness, gentleness, and love. She was the glue that held this family together, doing without herself so that others could have. There are insufficient words to express our sorrow of losing her, but because of what we’ve learned from her, we will continue our lives, in a way she would be proud of. God surely has a beautiful rose in His garden, but we still have rose petals in ours, each a beautiful memory. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her. Funeral services will be held at 12:00 p.m., Tuesday, April 20, 2004, in the Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Chapel with Rev. Eddie Hilburn officiating. Interment will follow in Pecan Grove Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:30-8:30 p.m., Monday at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home.
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