Patsy Grissom

January 1, 1946 ~ December 17, 2020 (age 74)

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TUPELO – Patsy Malone Grissom, at age 74, ended her beautiful earthly pilgrimage and met her Creator from the Page Green House at United Methodist Senior Services on Thursday afternoon, December 17, 2020, after an extended illness.  Patsy was Lee County’s New Year’s Baby of 1946, being born on January 1, 1946 at the old Tupelo Hospital.  Her parents, now deceased, were from pioneer Lee County families, Little Joe Malone and Frances Anderson (Black). She attended the public schools of Tupelo, graduating from Tupelo High School in 1963. A lady with a gracious smile and contagious laughter, Patsy embarked on two careers, first for 30 years as a Cashier at Kroger’s in Tupelo and later as the Cashier and Hostess at Malone’s Fish and Steak House. She grew up helping her dad, Little Joe Malone, at Tupelo’s legendary Clover Leaf Drive Inn. Her friendships were vast and she endeared herself to many due to her welcoming friendly personality. A woman devoted to her work, Patsy spent her “spare” time attending to the needs and wants of her 3 grandsons as a doting grandmother. She was a longtime member of the First Baptist Church of Tupelo.

All services will be private.  The family will receive friends from Noon-1 PM on Tuesday, December 22, 2020 at the Tupelo Chapel of Holland Funeral Directors.  For those who wish, the service may be viewed at after Noon Tuesday.  Condolences to the family may be emailed to

Patsy is survived by her children, Cindy Grissom-Wood of Tupelo, and Kevin Grissom and wife, Priscilla of Franklin, TN;  her 3 special grandsons whom Gran Gran doted over, Dylan Wood of Tupelo, Brandon Wood  of Ole Miss, and Kyler Grissom of Franklin, TN; 4 siblings, Jimmy Malone (Kay), Gary Joe Malone, Al Black (Rhonda), all of Tupelo, and Andy Black (Deneda) of Fulton;  sister-in-law, Nancy Grissom of Tupelo; several cousins, nieces and nephews on the Anderson, Malone and Black sides.

Memorials in Patsy’s memory should be made to Sanctuary Hospice, P. O. Box 2177, Tupelo, MS 38802,  or to the Alzheimer’s Association of Mississippi, 207 West Jackson St., Ridgeland, MS 39157.  The family wishes to express gratitude to the staff of the Page Green House at United Methodist Senior Services and Sanctuary Home Hospice for their special love and care for their Mother.

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  1. Hello Grissom Family, I am deeply sorry for your loss and would like to share a scripture with the family. The scripture is found at Acts 24:15, where the Bible speaks of a “resurrection of the righteous and the unrighteous.” This means that God has promised to one day bring our loved ones back to life, right here one the earth. Many people look forward to this time, and find it comforting to know that they will be able to see their loved ones again. I hope this message finds you well, and brings the family comfort during this difficult time.


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