OBITUARY

Mary Frances Grisham

June 1, 1929February 12, 2020
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Mary Frances Grisham, age 90, passed away on February 12, 2020 in Marietta, Georgia. Mary was born on June 1, 1929 to the late Hardy and Lily Champion in Marietta, Georgia.

Mary led a fulfilled life. She married Jack Grisham when she was eighteen years old and they spent the next fifty-four years together until his passing in 2001. Mary loved her family and enjoyed caring for and raising her three sons. Later in life, she attended Kennesaw State University and earned a business degree. This was a personal goal of hers and she was very proud of this accomplishment. She was the first person in her family to graduate college and earn a degree. In 1967, she became employed at Cobb EMC and retired after twenty-five years.

Mary was very active within many different organizations. She was the president and member of the Marietta Garden Club, American Business Women’s Association, Eastern Star, and also the Red Hat Society. Mary also won an award for woman of the year. She was also a two time breast cancer survivor. She was a very strong woman and this was avid in all aspects of her life. Along with her husband and parents, Mary is preceded in death by her brother, Jimmy (Sherry) Champion and grandchildren, Trey Grisham and Jeffrey Grisham.

She is survived by her sons, Mike (Debbie) Grisham, Jeff (Linda) Grisham and David (Lisa) Grisham; brother, Thomas (Patsy) Champion; and grandchildren, Tyler Grisham, Brandon Grisham and Jack Grisham.

A funeral service to honor Mary Grisham will be held on Saturday, February 22, 2020 at two o’clock in the afternoon at Winkenhofer Pine Ridge Funeral Home, 2950 Cobb Pkwy, Kennesaw, Ga 30152. The family will receive friends for visitation between eleven o’clock and two o’clock in the afternoon. Mary will be laid to rest in Pineridge Memorial Park immediately following the service.

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, February 22, 2020
  • Funeral Service Saturday, February 22, 2020

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Sandra Parker

February 22, 2020

So sorry to hear of Mary Frances death, she was a wonderful woman, cherish memories from family get togethers with Champion family .. Know she is at peace no more pain, sorrow, yet weeping may endure for the night. Joy comes in the morning, until we meet again.. Alisha Parker- Lucille Champion Wilson granddaughter..

Joey Kendall

February 19, 2020

David, Mike and Jeff,
I had the privilege of meeting Mary Frances Grisham, when David and I became good friends in middle school. Your Mom always treated me like I was part of yall’s family. I actually looked up to her, as if She was another mom to me. I have been blessed, in sharing 35 years of wonderful memories with the Grisham family. I look forward to making more memories with the family. Lots of Love,
Joey and Phyliss

Gail Arcemont

February 19, 2020

The Grisham's,
What I loved most about Mary Frances was her spunk! Even if she was having a down day, she always had a smile on her face and something funny to say. She was also one of the sharpest dressed women around. She always made a point to look her best when company was around. I can only hope I'm the same way when I reach that age.
Love,
Gail Arcemont

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