Carlye Mae Grissom

Carlye Mae Grissom


Carlye Mae Grissom, 82, of Edgewood, went to be with our Lord Nov. 10, 2017.

She was born Dec. 2, 1934, in Edgewood to Jack Carlus and Wilma Neely McBride.

She graduated from Edgewood High School in 1953 and as a young adult she worked at Sears and Roebuck. She set type for the first color catalog they produced.  She was the first female mayor-pro-tem in Edgewood, serving in the late 80s and early 90s and served as a contributor to the Van Zandt news by writing an article "Among Friends" for several years.

She was preceded in death by her husband Avery Ellis Grissom; her parents; and brother, Gayther McBride.

Survivors inlcude her daughter, Lillie Bigley and husband, Dode of Garland; granddaughter, Melissa Hood and husband, Cody of Nicholasville, Ky.; grandson, Dode (DJ) Bigley of Garland; brother, Jack McBride of Wills Point; and sister Judy Chitty and husband, Randall of Edgewood. 

She will be greatly missed by all those who knew and loved her.  She was a very compassionate person who had a strong sense that everyone should be treated fairly and that the right thing should always prevail.  She will live in our hearts until we see her again.