Evelyn Virginia Grantham

Evelyn (Elbo) Virginia Brown Grantham, 90, of the Oak Grove Community was called to her eternal home November 26, 2017 at Asbury Hospice House.

She was born in Greene County, Mississippi on May 28,1927 to John Houston and Magnolia Merrill Brown. Married January 4, 1947, she is preceded in death by her loving husband, Jacob, and her parents. 
She is also preceded by brothers, Preston, Amos (Pete), and Louie Ray Brown and sisters, Willie Mae Powell, Mildred Floyd, Lafaree Rhodes, Margie Milstead, Ella Weese  Rushing, and Bethel Cagle. 
She leaves behind her two sons,Gary Grantham (Juanita) and Stark Grantham both of Oak Grove;  her two daughters, Darnelle Larremore (Tony) of Oak Grove and Gretchen Waters of Purvis; one sister, Mary Stuart of Oak Grove, and one brother, Jimmy Brown of Lucedale.  She was blessed with nine grandchildren: Cyndi Grantham McVay, ALane Grantham McRaney, Tina Williams Holland, Kimberly Williams, Nicolas Waters, Denise Waters Langille, Katie Grantham, Joey Grantham and Lacey Garrett.  These grandchildren have given her 17 great grandchildren. She also leaves behind many nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews and great great nieces and nephews whom she loved and cherished.

Services will be held Wednesday at 10:00 AM on November 29, 2017 at First Baptist Church of Oak Grove with burial following in the church cemetery.  Visitation will be 5:30-8:00 PM Tuesday at the church, where she has been a faithful member for 67 years.