Mary Christeva Grissom – Obituary

by Lynn McMillen
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Mary Christeva Grissom, 79, of Leighton, passed away Oct. 27, 2012.
Visitation will be 6-8 p.m Monday, Oct. 29, 2012, at Colbert Memorial Chapel. Funeral service to begin at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30, at Leighton Baptist Church. Burial to follow at Mount Zion Baptist Church Cemetery, Wolf Springs.
The body will lie in state one hour before services. Officiating is Brother Mark Mayfield.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Homer and Ora Lee Lovell; husband of 20 years, Richard Guy Grissom; and stepson, Neal Grissom.
Survivors include daughter, Shelia McCrary (Steven), of Leighton; stepdaughters, Ruby Grissom (John), of Florence, Marjorie LeMay (Wayne), of Huntsville, and Grace Terry (Roger), of Trinity; two grandchildren, several stepgrandchildren, stepgreat-grandchildren, nieces and nephews; two sisters, Wynell Romine, of Rogersville, and Joyce McGlocklin (Jerry), of Athens.
Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.
Mrs. Grissom was a member of Leighton Baptist Church and a volunteer as foster grandparent at Leighton Elementery School for 18 years. She loved gardening and flowers.

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