Doris Yvonne Mullins Grissom was born April 19, 1932, in Greenville, Meriwether County, Georgia to the late Ike Mullins and Charlie Mae Ogletree Mullins. Doris was the eldest sister of her siblings Ivan Douglas, Elois Theresa, Charles Franklin, and Eleanor June. Norris, her twin, preceded her in death. She made her transition at home on December 28, 2016.
Mrs. Grissom attended Greenville High School, and graduated from Bethune Cookman College, where she pledged Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority. She studied for a Masters of Library Science at Atlanta University. She was married to the late Richard H. Grissom (Harold). To this union 2 daughters were born.
Mrs. Grissom was a devoted educator, serving as a Librarian and Classroom Teacher. She began her tenure in Warm Springs, Georgia, eventually retiring from Atlanta Public Schools after almost 60 years of service. She was known as a vigorous disciplinarian, she was also provided resources to students and their families. She assumed the responsibility of supervising early school arrivals and the breakfast program and won several Special Recognition Awards. Mrs. Grissom also retired from Richs/Macys Department store after more than 20 years. She was a noted baker and caterer, and was known for her homemade baked goods.
Mrs. Grissom joined Ariel Bowen United Methodist Church under the leadership of the late Rev. T. P. Grissom, Sr. She was instrumental in revitalizing the Sunday School Program by providing and preparing a full breakfast along with her church partner, the late Mr. Paul Patrick. She was a member of the Board of Trustees and enhanced Ariel Bowens the finances by coordinating and sponsoring The Family Scroll Program and several bake sales. She was an active member of United Methodist Women. She was a generous Spirit who was a loyal ally and a formidable challenger.
Mrs. Grissom was preceded in death by her brother Ivan D. Mullins,Sr., Nephews Anthony Van Mullins and Taft L. McCoy, III. She is survived by her daughters Caudie Renee Grissom and Gwendolyn Deneen Grissom; two beloved grandsons Matthew J. McMillan (Anique) and Christian D. Favors; two sisters Elois M. Moreland and Eleanor M. McCoy (Taft); one sister in law Betty Ann Sutton Mullins; one brother, Charles F. Mullins; Nephews Ivan D Mullins, Jr. (Kimalyn), Terrance P. McCoy (Tricia), Donnell Mullins, Damon E. Mullins; great nieces and nephews, cousins, extended family and friends.
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