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 Brenda Jean Grissom

Brenda Jean Grissom

Death 8 Mar 2011 (aged 60)
Burial Belleville, St. Clair County, Illinois, USA
Memorial ID 66699643 · View Source
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BRENDA JEAN GRISSOM, 60, of Belleville, Ill., born Saturday, Jan. 13, 1951, in St. Louis, Mo., died Tuesday, March 8, 2011, at Memorial Hospital in Belleville, Ill.

Miss Grissom was the owner of The Polish Shop in Belleville, Ill. She previously co-owned the Char-Pei Lounge in Belleville, Illinois and Char-Pei's City Center in E. St. Louis, Ill. Brenda was an active member of the St. Louis area LGBT community and a member of Metropolitan Community Church in St. Louis, Mo., and T.O.P.S. She was a greeter at Belleville Wal-Mart.

She was preceded in death by her father, James K. Grissom; life companion, Dixie Lee Ruliffson; and niece, Lauren Reeb.

Surviving are her mother, Kathryn, nee Jones, Grissom; brother, James M. Grissom of Belleville, Ill.; sister, Tammy (Doug) Morton of O'Fallon, Ill.; nieces, Alana (Jeff) McBride, Tara Morton and Kayla Morton; nephew, James Cole Grissom; aunt, Virginia Voelkel of Belleville, Ill.; and special friend, Dan Williams of Belleville, Ill.

Memorials may be made to the Belleville Humane Society. Condolences may be expressed online at

Visitation: Friends may call from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday, March 13, 2011, at the Kurrus Funeral Home, Belleville, Ill.

Funeral: Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, March 14, 2011, at Kurrus Funeral Home with the Rev. Ed Weston officiating. Interment will follow at Green Mount Catholic Cemetery, Belleville, Ill.


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  • Created by: LGBT St. Louis
  • Added: 9 Mar 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 66699643
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Brenda Jean Grissom (13 Jan 1951–8 Mar 2011), Find A Grave Memorial no. 66699643, citing Green Mount Catholic Cemetery, Belleville, St. Clair County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by LGBT St. Louis (contributor 47426070) .