OBITUARY: Mary Jo Grimes Pedigo

Mary Jo Grimes Pedigo

Mary Jo Grimes Pedigo, age 84, a resident of Columbia, Tennessee, passed away Friday morning, January 28, 2022, at her residence.

A graveside service will be held on Tuesday, February 1, 2022, at 11:00 AM at Polk Memorial Gardens Mausoleum with Bro. Rick Points officiating. A visitation will also be held on Tuesday from 9:30 – 10:30 AM at Heritage Funeral Home. Heritage Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

Born on March 31, 1937, in Williamsport, Tennessee, Mary was the daughter of the late H.D. Grimes and the late Mary Hazel Johnson Grimes.

She was a 1956 graduate of Haylong High School. Mary worked numerous years as a cosmetician for Merle Norman before retiring and modeled for Macy’s in Houston, Texas a couple of times. She liked music and keeping up with the stock market, but her biggest hobby was ballroom dancing. Mary had a very special love for her beloved brothers and sisters. She was of the Baptist faith.

She is survived by daughter, Kathy Douglass of Columbia, TN, brothers, Robert Anthony “Tony” (Jenny) Grimes of Florida, Jim (Donna) Grimes of Crossville, TN, Derl Grimes of Florida, sisters, Barbara Hodge of Columbia, TN, Hilda Hunnicutt of Florida, Catherine (Robert) Warf of Florida, and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Daniel “Danny” Grimes, and sisters, Linda Martin and Delores Grimes Ellis.


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