Judy Elizabeth Grissom

Published 12:06 am Saturday, August 1, 2020

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Judy Elizabeth Grissom, 79, of Kinston, passed away Wednesday, July 29, 2020, at UNC. She was preceded in death by her husband, Willard Grissom, and parents, Elizabeth and Hyman Fornes.

Judy was known for her magnetic personality. She never met a stranger, and those who met her went away with a smile, wanting to see her again soon. She loved the Lord with all her heart, and she was a great mother and grandmother.

Judy is survived by sons, Steven Grissom and wife Kim, of Kinston, and Joey Grissom and wife Anita, of Concord; grandchildren, Matthew Grissom and wife Cai, Kinsey Jones and husband Ryan, Lindsey Davis and husband Josh, Kacey Kendall and husband Brendan, Emily Gerard and husband Alex, Hannah Grissom and Jacob Grissom; great-grandchildren, Graelynn Davis and Rowan Jones; brother, Robert Fornes and wife Jacquie; special niece, Missy Brown; and beloved caregiver, Bridgette Cruse.

Visitation will be held Monday, Aug. 3, 2020, from 10 to 11 a.m. A funeral service with Rev. Joel Cannon officiating will follow at 11 a.m. at Howard-Carter Funeral Home.