Claire “Jackie” Grigg, beloved and devoted mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, entered her heavenly home Sunday, Feb. 20. She was born November 8, 1925, in Shreveport, Louisiana, to parents Claudia Love Adams and John Amos Oswalt. 

Jackie received her education at Standard Umsted High School in Smackover, Arkansas. She continued her studies at Louisiana State University. Following her years of school, Jackie met and married her beloved Perry Ellison Grigg. They shared 37 happy years together and had three beautiful daughters referred to as the 3 C’s, Claire, Claudia and Cathy. 

Mrs. Grigg worked as a registrar for Selective Service, as bookkeeper for LeeAnn Beverage, and as the bookkeeper for Opelika High School, where she worked for 25 years. Following her retirement, Jackie served for 30 years as a Volunteer for the East Alabama Medical Center Auxiliary where she earned the honor of Volunteer of the Year. She also loved her Trinity United Methodist Church family where she was a member of the Flewellen Sunday School class and the Wesleyan Mission Group. 

She leaves behind to cherish her memory daughters Claire Plott, Claudia (Marvin) Ellis and Cathy (Jack) Golden; grandchildren Marty (Christy) Ellis, Dawn (Jared) Wingard, Carrie (Vashon) Bridgwaters, Chris (Allison) Plott, Eric (Kate) Golden and Erin (Joey) Vickers; and 14 great-grandchildren. 

Her family gives special thanks to the caring staff of Compassus Hospice and the loving caregivers from Answered Prayers. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church or St. Jude Children’s Hospital.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Feb. 23, at Trinity United Methodist Church with visitation beginning at 1 p.m., Reverend Earl Ballard officiated and burial followed in Garden Hills Cemetery.

Jeffcoat-Trant Funeral Home directed.


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