Emily J. Grimsley

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Emily J. Grimsley (Holmes)

Birthplace: Pike, Mississippi, United States
Death: February 02, 1922 (84)
Marion, Mississippi, United States
Place of Burial: Hurrican Creek, Marion County, Mississippi, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Elisha Warren Holmes, Jr. and Mary Holmes
Wife of John Irvin Grimsley and John I. Grimsley
Mother of Blanche H. Grimsley; Mary Elizabeth Davis; Blanche E. Powell and Rosa Wood
Sister of Thomas H. Holmes
Half sister of Sarah Ann Gartman and Elizabeth Holmes

Managed by: Dan Cornett
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About Emily J. Grimsley


From FindAGrave:

Death of Mrs. E.J. Grimsley

After three years suffering Mrs. Emily Grimsley, age 84 years, five months, wife of the late John Irvin Grimsley, died at the home of her daughter Mrs. Rosa Wood, New Zion church, February 2nd, 1922. She had lived a Christian since early girlhood, being a member of Smyrna Baptist church. She withdrew from there to New Hope where she remained until death. She leaves four girls to mourn her death. Mesdames Mary Davis, Ester McCain, Blanche Powell and Rosa Wood, one sister, Harriett Breeland, 35 grandchildren, sixty great-grandchildren and two great great grandchildren.

Her remains were laid to rest in the cemetery near her old home. The funeral was conducted by Rev. T.B. Fortenberry.

"Blessed sleep where no one ever wakes to weep" We love her, yes we love her more, and they have sweetly called her to yonder shinning shore. The beautiful portals opened a gentle voice said "come" and with farewells unspoken she calmly entered home. Her loving voice is hushed. Her gentle form is stilled. A place is vacant in our home that can never be filled.

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Emily J. Grimsley's Timeline

September 4, 1837
Pike, Mississippi, United States
July 9, 1859
August 26, 1872
August 26, 1872
November 26, 1881
February 2, 1922
Age 84
Marion, Mississippi, United States
Grimsley Family Cemetery, Hurrican Creek, Marion County, Mississippi, United States