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May Pevey Grillot

May Pevey Grillot, 87, a long time resident of Crystal Springs died peacefully at Bedford Care Center of Petal on Sunday, January 3, 2010. 

Visitation will be Wednesday, January 6, 2009 from 4pm-7pm at Stringer Family Funeral Services in Crystal Springs.  Services will be 2pm Thursday, January 7, 2010 at First Baptist Church Crystal Springs with burial in Old Crystal Springs Cemetery.  Stringer Family Funeral Services in Crystal Springs is handling arrangements.

Born Fannie May Pevey on January 7, 1922, to Mott Lockwood Pevey and Ora Hand Pevey, she attended Crystal Springs High School and Copiah Lincoln Junior College.  In her early career, she taught at the Mississippi School for the Deaf, Jackson, Mississippi and throughout her life enjoyed sharing her signing abilities with hearing impaired groups and for special interpretation during Christian musicals.  She worked as the church secretary of First Baptist Church, Crystal Springs and later worked for the Mississippi Baptist Convention Board, Jackson, Mississippi.
May married Ray R. Grillot on January 11, 1945 on his return from World War II.  May was a long-time member of First Baptist Church and served in many teaching and leadership capacities.  She will be remembered by many for her active involvement in missions organizations including Woman’s Missionary Union (WMU) and Young Women’s Auxiliary (YWA).  In addition to serving in her local church, May also served as president of the State Woman’s Missionary Union for Mississippi.  She enjoyed participating in community and church activities in Crystal Springs for over 70 years.
May was preceded in death by her husband Ray R. Grillot, brother Mott L, Pevey, Jr., and sister Maxine Pevey Strong.
May is survived by a brother, Will Pevey and a sister Carol Clay and husband Wallace, all of Crystal Springs; a son, Larry Grillot and wife Judy of Norman, Oklahoma; a daughter Barbara Harris and husband Jim of Ocean Springs; five grandchildren, Patrick Taylor, Daniel Taylor, Angela Brewer, Lauren Duke and Leslie Perry; and five great-grandchildren, Taylor Duke, Jackson Duke, Megan Perry, Madison Perry, and Alex Brewer.

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