Albert W. Grissom | The Wilson Times
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Albert W. Grissom

Posted on November 23, 2021


Wilson, N.C. — Albert Willis Grissom, 97, died peacefully at home surrounded by his family on Sunday, November 21, 2021.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at First Baptist Church, 311 Nash St, Wilson on Monday, November 29, 2021 at 11:00 a.m.

Albert, a native of Henderson, NC served in the Army in World War II in England, France and Germany. After his military service, Albert moved to Washington, NC where he began a career in Retail Sales and Management. Albert met and married Mildred Elise Kimbrough in 1951 and soon after they moved to Wilson. Albert began a career with Belk Tyler that lasted 44 years.

Albert was a long-time member of First Baptist Church in Wilson serving as a deacon and on various committees. He taught Sunday School for 63 years. He had a profound love for his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, and for his church and all of its many members. Albert spent many years providing community service to Hope Station, Wilson Crisis Center, Wilson Residential Services, Wilson Crime Stoppers, Meals on Wheels and the Salvation Army. He was also a member of the Wilson Evening Lions Club.

He is survived by his daughters, Jane Grissom Wilson (Jack) of Raleigh, Jeanne Grissom Goodman and Rebecca Grissom Thornton of Oxford; sister, Betty Grissom Bobbitt of Oxford; grandchildren, Justin Wilson of Raleigh, Sonya Goodman and Alexandra Goodman of Oxford, David Thornton (Lindsey) of Wake Forest and Hannah Thornton of Raleigh, and many beloved cousins, nieces and nephews.

Albert was preceded in death by his wife, Mildred Kimbrough Grissom; sister, Bessie Grissom; sons-in-law, Michael Thornton and Jerry Goodman.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to First Baptist Church, PO Box 1467, Wilson, NC 27894.

Arrangements by Wilson Memorial Service, 2811 Fieldstream Dr. N, Wilson, 237-7171;

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