Karen Maxine West Grissom
Funeral Date: 9/23/2009

Obituary:
Karen Maxine West Grissom age 52, of Monticello, Ark. died Saturday September 19th at Baptist Hospital in Little Rock. AR. She was born September 22, 1956 in Warren, AR; a daughter of Maxine Temple West of Warren, AR and the late Earnest West. She was a Special Education Teacher retired from the Warren Public School System and she also served several school districts in Southeast Arkansas. She was a member of 2nd Baptist Church in Monticello and the wife of Brad Grissom of 31 years, whom she married Nov. 30 1977 in Warren AR. Also surviving are brothers, Sammy West and spouse Lola, Warren, AR. and Rev. Todd West and spouse Paige, Maumelle, AR. A special friend, Rachelle Traylor Wardell, Boulder, CO. Funeral services were 2:00pm Wednesday, September 23rd at Frazerís Chapel with Rev. Jimmy Albrecht and Rev. Ray Herron officiating. Linda Barrett was organist and singers were Doug Mullins and Tammy Albrecht. Burial was in Oakland Cemetery (Warren) by Frazerís Funeral Home. Active pallbearers were Jerry West, Tim West, Natt Grubbs, Jason West, Jesse Pipes and Shannon Gorman.

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Name: Betty Richard
Message: Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Betty Richard

Name: Eddie & Brenda Pope
Message: Brad, Ms. Maxine and the rest of family, Our prayers and thoughts are with you through this difficult time. May you rely on God to get you through and if there is anything that we can do to help you just know that we are only a phone call away. Your brother and sister in Christ. We love you all, Eddie and Brenda Pope

Name: Ricky Green
Message: My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Name: Ann Grissom-Scogin
Message: Brad, Caleb and I are heart sick. She has been so sick for so long. We love you.

Name: John & Sandy Gavin
Message: We are so sorry to hear of you losing Karen. May you find comfort in knowing she is pain free and with her Lord & Savior. Our prayers are with you.

Name: Tony and Kim Cathey
Message: Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Name: Paula (Johnson) Tooke
Message: Karen and I not only graduated Warren High School and UAM together, we worked as teachers together at the Warren Junior High School campus for a couple of years. I will always remember her as such a kind and gentle soul- - -always a smile on her face, and never a harsh word for anyone. She will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with Brad, their families and friends. May our Lord bless and keep you during these hard times.

Name: Paige Stell
Message: My thoughts and prayers are with each of you during this difficult time. Ms. Karen fought a long battle with great strength. I have enjoyed getting to know Ms. Karen over the past several years. She will always be one of my favorite patients.

Name: Laurie Pierce
Message: You are in our prayers... Laurie, Laurenm and Kelsi

Name: Paige Grider
Message: Brad, so sorry to hear about Karen. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May God be with you and comfort you in this time of sorrow.

Name: Rachelle (Traylor) Wardell
Message: Karen was one of my closest friends for a lot of years. I'm so thankful that the Lord allowed me to be a part of her life. She was a blessing! I'm praying for all her family during this time... may the Lord give you strength and comfort!

Name: Isaac Wardell
Message: Remember, Brad, Karen loved to hear you laugh. God bless you with the joy of the Lord even while you mourn. -Isaac

Name: Nadine Johnston
Message: Brad, Maxine, Sammy & Todd. You and your familes are in our thoughts and prayers during this time of your loss. Our loss is Heavens gain. Nadine Johnston, Sheila Corker and Suzette Neely

Name: Kaylon & Jimmy Don Taylor
Message: Sammy & Todd, You are in our prayers.

Name: Judy and French Wynne,Jr.
Message: Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

Name: Ray and Brenda Traylor
Message: Karen brought the light of her Lord Jesus Christ everywhere she went! What a marvelous testimony of a life spent loving Christ. Our heart goes out to you in this time of grief. May God comfort you with the comfort only He can provide.

Name: Lynda Ashworth Greene
Message: Karen was one of my best friends in high school and later in life. I will sorely miss her.

Name: Bobbi Johnson
Message: My thoughts and prayers are with you. Love Bobbi(Hampton) Johnson and Kayla Hampton.

Name: Jimmy Grissom
Message: Brad: Janet and I will remember you in our thoughts and prayers. Some day we will sit at God's feet and at that time we will undrstand. Be strong. Jimmy Grissom

Name: Keith and Teresa Thornton
Message: Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you , May God Bless You All

Name: Jimmy & Janice Kent
Message: Todd, Paige and family, we were saddened to hear of your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers and we know that our blessed saviour will give you peace and comfort in the days to follow.God be with you and bless each of you. We love you all. Love in christ, Jimmy and Janice

Name: cindy milligan
Message: Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family. May God be your strenght in this difficult time. Always, Cindy and Larry Milligan

Name: James Wright & Family
Message: You are in our prayers.

Name: Rachelle Wardell
Message: I'm thinking that Karen must be enjoying her first birthday in heaven!!

Name: Maranda Henley
Message: Brad and family, please know Mom, Dad, and I are praying for you all. May God continue to comfort you.

Name: Sherry White
Message: Brad, Maxine, Sammy, and Todd, Sorry to hear about Karen, but glad to know that she is no longer sick. She was a kind and loving person. I know she will be missed. May God's love surround and comfort your hearts at this time.

Name: Roseanna Taylor
Message: My love and prayer to Mrs. Maxine,Brad,Sammy and Todd. I loved her so much.I considered Karen my best friend from the time I was a little girl. You took such good care of her all of these years and she appreciated it. I will think of her often. God bless you. Roseanna

Name: Will & Susan Thomasson
Message: We are thinking of your family at this time. Karen was such a wonderful person. Our prayers are with you.

Name: James & Gladys Youngblood
Message: Our deepest sympathy to your family.

Name: Bubba & Becky York
Message: Karen was a great person with a heart of gold. Now she is walking on those streets paved with gold! Have peace in knowing she knew her Savior!

Name: KRISTY SPENCER
Message: MS. KAREN WILL BE GREATLY MISSED. SHE WAS A STRONG WOMAN AND WAS AN INSPIRATION TO ME AND MANY PEOPLE. WE LOVED HER DEARLY.

Name: JANIE GRICE (STEDMAN)
Message: MY PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU ALL KAREN AND I GRADUATED FROM HIGH SCHOOL TOGETHER AND SINCE I MOVED BACK WE WOULD TALK WHENEVER SHE CAME TO THE HOSPITAL

Name: Tracy and Monica Nichols
Message: You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Name: Andy &Terrie and Jean Briant
Message: Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May God bless and comfort you all at this difficult time.

Name: vonda colburn
Message: Sammy my prayers and thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.

Name: Jonathan Traylor
Message: I am very sorry about Karen. She was a wonderful person and I pray for God to give strength.

Name: Bob Moss
Message: I was so sad to learn that Brad's wife had passed away. Although I never had the pleasure of meeting her, I have known Brad for most of my life. My condolences to all.

Name: Tom Ed Wright
Message: Seems like just a few days ago Karen was young. I remember her and how she was friends with James. Life passes fast and only what is done for Christ will last. May the Lord comfort you at this time. TE wright

Name: Rhonda Bryant
Message: Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time. Mark and Rhonda Bryant

Name: Donna McCaskill Smith
Message: I graduated with Karen. She was such a sweet and special person. I am sorry for your loss.

Name: Charissa Traylor
Message: Love you, Bro. Brad. Karren was a great lady. Prayin' for you.