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Marie Grindstaff December 29, 1980 - May 5, 2024

Betty “Marie” Grindstaff, 43, of Lake Secession, SC, passed away on Sunday, May 5, 2024.

Born in Charlotte, NC on December 29, 1980, she was the daughter of Nancy Selina Cook and the late Randy “Bear” Payton. Marie had a personality that you could only love, and she would return all that love. She had a special passion and care for animals.

In addition to her mother, she is survived by her husband: Roy Grindstaff; step-son: Chris Grindstaff; step-daughters: Wendy Bridges and Tonya Sanders; brother: Lane Smith (Alyssa) sisters: Dawn Phillips and Selena Smith (Josh); step-grandchildren: Jordan, Jesse, Jayla, Brett, Jessica and Maddie; nephews: Camden, Kingston and AJ; nieces: Milianah, Kendall and Grace her k9 companions and best friends, 5 of whom she rescued: Angel, Trouble, Hank, Brunson, Mozzie, Opa and Recon.

A memorial service will be held at Sosebee Mortuary Iva Chapel on Wednesday, May 15, 2024, at 3pm with Katrina Stone officiating.

The family will be at the home of  her sister Selena, at 118 Meadow Hills Dr, Anderson, SC.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks donations to be made to Victims Advocacy.

The Sosebee Mortuary and Crematory Iva Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements.


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    Sheila Reid says

    RIP Marie Grindstaff I love you and miss you . You gained your wings but believe me you were an angel while you were here on earth .

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    Ricky dale Evans says

    So sorry Roy Selena sure going to miss my cousin bless her heart yawl in my prayers so sad she had to go so young breaks my heart.

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    Owens says

    Sorry for the Families Loss.

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