Published 7:51 am Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Mr. George Grandberry, 82, died Monday March 7, 2016 at Mississippi State Veterans Home in Jackson. Services for Mr. Grandberry were held on Saturday March 19,2016 at Oak Grove M. B. Church, with Pastor Larry Daniels, Sr. and Rev. James Pittman officiating. Interment was in the Oak Grove Cemetery, with Laird Mortuary in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Grandberry was the son of the late Wiley Grandberry and the late Lizzie Grandberry of Monticello. At an early age he joined the Oak Grove Church and remained a member until he decided to leave the area to persue a better life. After graduating from high school in Lawrence County, Mr. Grandberry joined the United States Army, prior to retiring from the United States Postal Service. Mr. Grandberry worked as a missionary in a number of areas until his health failed. After moving back to Lawrence County, he became a great gardener, and supplied free produce to many throughout the community. Mr. Grandberry was known as “a giver” and used his love of gardening as a source.
Mr. Grandberry’s survivors include his eleven children, Melvin, Theresa, Kevin, Carolyn, Lester, Lisa, sheree, Angie, Nicole, Jessie, and George; two brothers, Edward and Robert Grandberry; twenty grandchildren; twenty-nine great grandchildren; and a number of other relatives and friends.