of West Memphis, AR
March 27, 1935 - September 18, 2023
Margaret Grissom, lovingly known as Nana, peacefully departed from this world on September 18, 2023 in Jonesboro, Arkansas, at the age of 88. She was born on March 27, 1935 in the serene town of Doyle, Tennessee. Margaret was a woman of grace, warmth and unwavering devotion to her family and friends.Margaret was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother and cherished friend. Her heart overflowed with love for her children, Don Grissom, Jeff and Sheila Grissom, Greg and Sandy Grissom and her treasured grandchildren, James, Maggie, Faith, Bree and Jenna Grissom. She also experienced the joy of being a great-grandmother to Emma and Jacob. Margaret was very close to her sisters, Gloria, Janette and their families as well.Throughout her distinguished career, Margaret dedicated 39 years to the noble profession of education. She imparted knowledge and wisdom as a revered third-grade teacher at Bragg Elementary and Richland Elementary within the West Memphis School District. Margaret's passion for shaping young minds left an indelible mark on countless students, who will forever carry her legacy.Guided by her unwavering faith, Margaret found solace and spiritual nourishment in the embrace of her church community. She was an active and devout member of the First Baptist Church in West Memphis, Arkansas where she sought strength, solace and connection with her fellow worshippers.Beyond her professional and religious pursuits, Margaret found joy in the simple pleasures of life. She possessed a green thumb and delighted in cultivating a vibrant garden adorned with an array of flowers. Margaret's heart swelled with happiness when surrounded by her beloved grandchildren and great-grandchildren, relishing in their laughter and creating cherished memories.A service honoring Margaret's life and legacy, will be held at the First Baptist Church at 200 North Missouri Street in West Memphis, AR. The visitation will take place at 11:00 am, followed by a service at 12:00 pm, where family, friends and community members will gather to pay their respects and celebrate the remarkable life of Margaret.As we bid farewell to Margaret, let us remember her as a beacon of love, kindness and unwavering dedication to family, profession and faith. Margaret's memory will forever grace our hearts and her gentle spirit will continue to inspire us to live lives filled with compassion, grace and devotion to those that she held dear.
I remember her as my 4th grade teacher at BraggðŸ˜¢
Mrs. Grissom was my fourth grade teacher at Bragg Elementary. I have fond memories of that special time of learning as a young kid. She was so sweet and am happy to hear she lived a richly rewarding life.
Sending Nebraska hugs and sympathy. May happy memories fill your hearts during this sad time.
I am so sorry for your lass. Your mom was a wonderful Lady. Many prayers and hugs. Love Lisa and Kelly ONeal
Jeff, sorry for your loss. Please pass my condolences to your family as well as Greg's.
A lady of Grace that she was! Tears of Joy are ringing heavens gates. As she received her wings God said well done Margaret Grissom!My precious friends I Love you all always and forever!
Nana will be truly missed. Our hearts break and our prayers go out to what we consider our family. We love you all and pray for your healing.
So sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you and your family.
Rest in peace ðŸ•Šï¸ Mrs. Grissom.ðŸ™
I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with your family May God's peace and strength surround and comfort you all in the days ahead.
I fondly remember Mrs. Grissom. She was my 4th grade teach in what was I think her first year of teaching at Bragg. She was so warm and such a good teacher. I have thought about her many times over the years. Sending my deepest sympathy to her family. I'm thinking of her now cradled in the arms of our Lord.
Margaret was a coworker more years ago than either one of us would care to mention. When she retired she remained a friend. She loved her family and was always talking about them. She will be missed by so many. My prayers are with you all.
Iâ€™m so sorry for the families loss.She was my 3rd grade teacher and boy she was determined to make me learn!!!Not to mention yâ€™all lived rite around the corner from us!
Iâ€™m so sorry to learn of your loss. Having been a third-grade teacher in the West Memphis School District for many years, my path and Margaretâ€™s crossed many times and we had lots in common. May your sorrow be short and your memories long. God bless you.
So sorry to hear of Ms. Grissom's passing. She was such a sweet lady every time I have met her. Thinking of all the family