Janet Shirley Grills

November 18, 1935November 17, 2018

Janet Shirley Grills, 1935 to 2018, went to be with the Lord this past Saturday, November 17, 2018. Shirley was born on November 18, 1935 in Wise County, VA to Ballard and Hattie Lawrence. On August 23, 1953, Shirley married the love of her life, James Luther Grills, Sr. and after making a lifetime of memories together and raising a family, he preceded her in death on January 28, 2015.

Shirley enjoyed cooking and making crafts. From quilting to painting ceramics, Shirley found solace in the simple things in life. She loved her family and she sewed threads of love into her family’s life that will never fray.

Shirley was preceded in death by her parents, Ballard S. Lawrence and Hattie B. Bray Lawrence; her loving husband, James; and a daughter, Janet Boggs. Left to cherish her memories are her daughter, Pamela Bishop; two sons, James Grills, Jr. and Michael “Tony” Grills and wife Patricia; nine grandchildren; and 17 great grandchildren and one on the way.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday, November 20, 2018 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm in the front parlor of East Lawn Funeral Home. Graveside services will be held on Wednesday, November 21, 2018 at 1:00 pm at East Lawn Memorial Park in Mausoleum I with Pastor Will Shewey officiating. Serving as pallbearers will be family and friends. Online condolences may be made to the family at East Lawn Funeral Home and Memorial Park has the honor of serving the family.


  • Pamela Bishop, Daughter
  • James Grills, Jr., Son
  • Michael "Tony" Grills and wife Patricia, Son
  • Nine Grandchildren, Family
  • Seventeen Great-Grandchildren and one on the way, Family
  • Ballard S. Lawrence and Hattie B. Bray Lawrence, Parents - Deceased
  • James Grills, Husband - Deceased
  • Janet Boggs, Daughter - Deceased

  • Family and Friends


  • Visitation Tuesday, November 20, 2018
  • Graveside Service Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Janet Shirley Grills

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Merrill & Robin Mullins

November 21, 2018

We are soo sorry for your loss.

We are friends with James 'Jimbo'. Keeping everyone in our prayers at this difficult time.

Lisa Presley

November 20, 2018

Pam, I am sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. GOD BLESS!

Shauneille Neal

November 20, 2018

Tonya , Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during your time of sorrow.

Shauneille & Gabriel Neal

Darlene Ousley

November 20, 2018

I am so sorry to hear of Tonya's grandmother's passing, and share in your family's grief. Blessings to you and yours, sweet lady. We miss you.

Revonda Jackson

November 20, 2018

Pam - so sorry for your loss, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Revonda

Teresa Boggs

November 20, 2018

My sincere prayers & thoughts are w/you at this time Pam... Prayers for the family...Love you, Teresa Boggs "T"

Jean Reece

November 20, 2018

Pam and family: my deepest sympathy for your loss.