Laurie Grizzard Death, Obituary – Mrs. Laurie Lynn Craven Grizzard, age 59, of Franklin, Tennessee, lost her courageous fight with cancer on Wednesday, April 18, 2018, and died away. Funeral services for Mrs. Grizzard will be held at First Baptist Church on the Square in LaGrange on Sunday, April 22, 2018, at 3 o’clock in the afternoon. Both the Reverend Terry Prestridge and the Reverend Paul Baxter will preside over the ceremony as the officiants. In addition to her, both of her sons, Charles Grizzard and John Grizzard, will share their thoughts.
After the service, the remains will be laid to rest in Oak Hill Cemetery in Newnan, Georgia. Ryan Wilson, Jeremy Ryan, Jim Craven, Aaron Craven, Daniel Craven, Benjamin Craven, Gabriel Craven, and Paul Carstensen will be the pallbearers at this service. In preparation for the funeral, which will begin at 3 p.m. on Sunday, the family will greet visitors at First Baptist Church on the Square in LaGrange on both Saturday afternoon from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. and again on Sunday from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., both before and after the funeral service.
Mrs. Grizzard was born on December 4, 1958 in Tucson, Arizona. Her parents, Mac Acca Craven, Jr. and Julia Helen Richardson Craven, both passed away before her birth. As a young girl, she put her faith in Jesus Christ, and for the rest of her life, she was an active member of various Baptist churches. Throughout her life, she was renowned for routinely putting her abilities as a pianist and organist to use in worship services for the Lord. The most recent recipients of her presents were the members of the congregation at Mount Pleasant Baptist church, where she was a frequent participant and played the piano.
She was likewise devoted to the study of the Bible and spent many years doing it with diligence. She was the top student in her class and was awarded the honor of valedictorian when she graduated from Haralson County High School in 1976. In 1980, she received a bachelor of industrial engineering degree from the Georgia Institute of Technology. Her alma mater is the Georgia Institute of Technology. On July 24, 1982, she tied the knot with Tim Grizzard. Nearly 36 years had passed since they had tied the knot. She committed her life to her husband, children, and grandchildren, and she worked hard to ensure that they had the best possible care and education.
She gave each of her eight children an education at home and was very attentive to all of their requirements. Making quilts for her loved ones, as well as for orphans and veterans who had been injured in battle, was one of the things that kept her busy. She was also known to fill more than one hundred shoe boxes every year for Operation Christmas Child, which was another one of her passions. This was done over the holiday season.
Her generosity was extended to youngsters all throughout the world. The following people are among her survivors: her husband, Tim Grizzard of Franklin; her daughters Julia Carstensen (Paul) of Colorado, Cora Wilson (Ryan) of Atlanta, Victoria Ryan (Jeremy) of Augusta, and Catherine Grizzard of Franklin; her sons Charles Grizzard of Virginia, John Grizzard (Kristen) of Carrollton, Richard Grizzard of Franklin, and Sam Grizzard of Franklin; her granddaughter Amelia Grizzard.