“And God shall wipe all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be anymore pain.” (Rev. 21:4)
National Mother Emeritus Lillie Mae Grissett the daughter of the late Gibson and Emily Gracie Lewis Pryor, was born August 1, 1932. She attended the Myrtle Beach Colored
She was united in holy matrimony to the late Deacon William Ray Grissett on October 3, 1948. This union was blessed with three children.
At an early age she joined Mt. Olive A.M.E. Church. Later in life she became a member of Shield’s Chapel F.B.H. Church in 1949. In 1976, she was appointed to serve as pastor of St. Luke FBH Church in Georgetown County, SC. In November of 1978, Rev. Grissett was appointed pastor of Eaddy’s Tabernacle FBH Church, Murrells Inlet, SC. She served her congregation and community for an astounding 35 years from November 1978 until November 2013.
Over the Course of 12 years (1981 - 1993), she was the Young People’s Institute (YPI) Supervisor of the Greater Charleston District. As YPI Supervisor, she won the National
YPI Title numerous times. As a devoted Missionary, Rev. Grissett became the District President of the Charleston District for 17 years (1993 - 2010). The Board of Bishops
honored her faithfulness and leadership skills in 2005 she was appointed a Junior Mother of the National Church. In the year of 2010, she was elevated as an esteemed and most
deserving National Mother of the FBH Church. After retiring she became a faithful member of her home church Shield’s Chapel FBH Church until her failed.
She’s preceded in death by her parents, her husband, a daughter Dorothy Brown, a brother Preston Pryor, 5 sisters Penny Bell Burrell, Ellen Brown, Ruth Bailey, Ossie Mae
Chestnut and Pauline Pryor.
She leaves to cherish her precious memories her caring and devoted children, a daughter Cynthia (Michael) Jackson, a son James Chestnut, one granddaughter that she raised as a daughter Tiffany Green, one adopted daughter Jackie Russell and two adopted son Sam Gause (Robin) and Andre Young; two adopted sisters Geraldine
Eaddy and Ella Bell Watson; her loving grandchildren Kendrick Green, Jermaine Jackson, James Chestnut Jr, Kecia Chestnut, Shaquella Russell, Antwan (Yvette) Grissett,
Carlos Grissett, Kenneth Grissett and Sumika Grissett; 10 adorable great-grandchildren; two special nieces Peggy Finkley and Pauline Gwen McCormick; one special great-niece Taleta Finkley; one special nephew Marty Ford; two brother-in-law Kelly Grissett and Carlisle (Permeta) Grissett; one sister-in-law Carrie Bernard; one special cousin Edward Bland Jr; a host of nieces, nephews other relatives and friends.
Special thanks to all the staff of Crescent Hospice who assisted Mother Grissett,
especially her Nursing Assistant Deborah Smith
There will be a funeral service at 1:00 p.m. Sunday, October 11, 2020, at Ocean View Funeral Home, Myrtle Beach Chapel. Interment will follow at the Pine Island Community Cemetery.
Ocean View Funeral Home Myrtle Beach Chapel is in charge of this service.
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