Billie Ruth Grist was born in Dumas, Mississippi on May 31, 1936. She went to be with the Lord at the age of 83 on February 9, 2020 in Senatobia, MS. Family will be receiving friends Tuesday, February 11, 2020 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. with a service immediately following at Twin Oaks Funeral Home (290 Goodman Road East Southaven, MS 38671). Interment will be held at Twin Oaks Memorial Gardens.
She was a resident of Southaven, MS. Billie was proceeded in death by her parents Frank Edward and Willie Maye Anderson; husband, James Wilbert Grist; brothers and sisters; Joyce Nunnally, Geraldine Moore, Wallace Anderson; James Anderson, and Frank Anderson.
She is survived by two sons; James Michael Grist (Denise) of Lake Cormorant, MS, and Mark Edward Grist (Beverly) of Horn Lake MS; grandchildren, Tiffany Sharp (Matt) of Collierville, TN, Johnathan Hopper (Brittney) of Fort Riley, KS, Nikki Grist (Jamie) of Olive Branch, MS; and six great-grandchildren. Billie was also a faithful member of Calvary Baptist Church of Horn Lake, MS.
James and Billie moved to Southaven, MS and made a home for 58 years. Billie was a wife, mother, grandmother, and a best friend to many. She was the best cook, and her family and friends loved to get the Thursday phone call to come eat! Bille Ruth had a smile that would light up a room, and fill our hearts with joy.