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Lawrence W. Grimes

December 25, 1946 — August 5, 2021

Lawrence W. Grimes

Carolina Community – Lawrence Worth Grimes, 74, met his Savior face to face on Thursday, August 5, 2021. A great Christmas gift to his parents, Lawrence was born on December 25, 1946 in Keiser Arkansas, to the late Claves Arvle Grimes and Inez Brazeal Grimes.

He moved to Mississippi at a very young age and attended school in Smithville and Hatley, and began serving this great country on May 24, 1966, where he served in the Army as a Specialist 5th Class in South Korea. Lawrence was awarded medals during his service years, including the National Defense Service Medal and the Good Conduct Medal. He married the love of his life, Barbara Nell Brown, on July 18, 1969, and together they were blessed with three children and a big extended family. He loved his wife, and cherished his children, grandchildren. His great granddaughter was his pride and joy.

Lawrence was the rock of his family and a great provider and he would give all credit to his Savior. His career included working at Evans Lumber Mill for over 18 years and at FFM Manufacturing for over 20 years. A humble and big hearted man, Lawrence always put others first. He was a servant who loved the Lord first and foremost. A longtime member of Carolina Missionary Baptist Church, Lawrence served as a Deacon in the church for many years. To stay focused on the Lord, he always read his Bible daily. His family credits his faith in the Lord as the foundation for their blessed family.

In his free time, Lawrence liked anything that involved music. Playing his guitar and singing songs with friends, Lawrence loved to make a joyful noise. He liked listening to Southern Gospel and old country music. Some of his favorite musicians were Elvis, John Denver, Merle Haggard, and Hank Williams. Above all, Lawrence liked to spend time with his family and friends.

Lawrence was a kind hearted man and he will be missed dearly. He leaves a legacy of love and a great model of a strong Christian man whose faith was always unshakeable. There is no question he has gone home and is in the presence of God.

He is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Barbara Nell, Nettleton; daughters, Rhonda Hood (Mitch), Nettleton, Kathy Bishop, Nettleton; son, Michael Grimes (Kristie), Greenwood Springs; grandchildren, Logan Bishop, Mickey Hood, Michael Bishop, and Noah Bishop; great-granddaughter, Leanna Bishop; sister, Dorothy Sue Frederick; brother, Thomas Wayne Grimes and several nieces and nephews that he cherished as his own.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Arvle Grimes and his father and mother in law, Marshall and Epell Brown.

Due to the concern for the safety of the public and the family, it was been requested that the visitation be held for the private family only.

A Celebration of Life Service, will be held on Sunday, August 8, 2021 at 3:00 pm at Keyes Cemetery with Bro. Mike Todd officiating. Burial, with Military Honors, will be held in Keyes Cemetery, Itawamba County, Mississippi. Pallbearers will be Ty Brown, Ray Brown, Matthew Brown, Greg Grimes, Mark Grimes, and Bobby Head. Honorary pallbearers will be his four grandsons and his nephews.

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Sunday, August 8, 2021

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