Betty Lee Walker Grissom

Published 10:16 am Monday, May 4, 2015

Mrs. Betty Lee Walker Grissom, 87, of Rainbow Road, Advance, died Thursday, April 30, 2015, at Forsyth Medical Center in Winston-Salem

She was born Jan. 21, 1928 in Davie County to the late Eddie Green and Lula Mae Tutterow Walker. Mrs. Grissom was retired from Fiber Industries and had worked 13 years with Davie County Schools in the cafeteria. She was an active member of Eatons Baptist Church and especially enjoyed activities with her Sunday school class. Mrs. Grissom loved her family which included the Tutterow, Allen, Grissom and Walker families, her church family and her extended church family at Fork Baptist. She enjoyed trips and social activities with the Young at Heart and the Fork Senior Citizens. She enjoyed gardening, working in her flowers, traveling and taking bus trips. It was on one of these bus trips that she met her future husband, Carl Grissom. One of her favorite activities was cooking for her brothers and sisters and their families – most notably, her yeast rolls and coconut cakes that she made at Christmas.

She was also preceded in death by her husband, James Carl Grissom; 9 siblings; and her pet dachshund, Maggie.

Survivors: a son, James Larry Tutterow (Frances) of Advance; a stepson, Mike Grissom (Mary) of Louisville, Ky.; a sister, Gail Kelly (Jimmy) of Mocksville; a brother, Jack Walker (Doris) of Advance; 2 grandchildren, Jason Everett Tutterow (Page) and Elizabeth “Izzy” Tutterow Burchette (Joe); a stepgrandson, Jason Grissom (Gina); and 3 great-grandchildren, Reese and Harper James Tutterow and Joseph Burchette.

Her children, the Walker family and her neighbors, Anna and Bill Holden, made it possible for Mrs. Grissom to remain in her home until her death.

Memorials: Eatons Baptist, 430 Eatons Church Road, Mocksville; or American Red Cross, NW North Carolina Chapter, Attention: Blood Services, 690 Coliseum Drive NW, Winston-Salem, 27106.

The funeral service was conducted at 4 p.m., Monday, May 4 at Eatons Baptist Church with Dr. David Gilbreath officiating. The body was placed in the church 30 minutes prior to the service. Burial followed in the church cemetery. The family received friends Sunday, May 3 at Eaton Funeral Home in Mocksville.