Roger Lee Grigsby
November 6, 1952 – January 26, 2023
Roger Lee Grigsby was born on Thursday, November 6, 1952 in Bradley, Arkansas to Lee Roy Redden (Redmond), and Ester Lee Grigsby.
Roger was the apple of his mother's eye, and from the very start, was an avid outdoorsman who LOVED fishing, hunting, and gardening, with his grandmother Rosie (Biggie) and his Great Grandmother Emma.
He was a distinctive and uninhibited child, with a heart of gold and a smile that could change anyone's day. Roger knew the Lord, and accepted Christ at an early age under the guidance of his earthly father who was a distinguished Pastor in this region.
Roger was a hard-working man. He graduated from Bumpham High School, and worked in many high demanding positions where he always excelled, and rose to many leadership positions.
He was a true family man, and a protector; if any Grigsby, had an issue, with anyone in the outside world, you could always call on him and he would not hesitate to show up, and draw down on whomever. A true giant, and a legend in his own right.
Roger loved his children; the original GIRL dad, a man that was so proud of each of them. If you knew Roger, you would often hear stories of Winnekka, Juicy and Tell. His pride and joys, the reason why he did what he did, and the driving force behind his very adult existence. His children, his grandchildren, his family, meant everything to him, and as ruffian as he was around the edges, his family was his soft spot.
Roger knew the love of his life, Shirley Pierce, since high school, they reconnected and married in July of 1995. Shirley not only took care of him until he drew his last breath, she was also an intricate part of making sure that his mother was cared for until her dying day. Shirley loved Roger, and even as his health started to fade, she never faltered, she did exactly what the Bible would describe as a virtuous woman and stood by his side and stayed until death did them part.
Our hearts and lives will forever be impacted by his departure. A hole that can never be filled by the presence of another. The value of his worth can never be measured, and his life can never be summed up in a necrology. He was bigger than life itself, and as tall as he stood, so his life story shall stand!
Roger was preceded in Death by his Mother Ester, his father Redmond, his grandmother Rosie, his great grandmother Emma, his sister Velma and brother-in-law, JD, his brother Curtis, his grandson Mason and a host of other relatives and friends.
He leaves to mourn his passing; his wife Shirley Grigsby, his daughter's Winnekka Grigsby-Shiflett, Juletta Grigsby, Shantell Shipp, Qiana Carroll, and Tigress Point, his sister's Thelma Hicks, Verdean Rogers, Esther (Joseph) Potts, Fannie Jones, and Shantina (Alton) Ferguson, his brother's General (Maureen) Pierce Jr., Otis (Meleah) Pierce, and Jimmy (Wilisa) Pierce, his grandchildren, Chelsey Grigsby, Mizzani Grigsby, Alexia Parker, Ethan Shiflett, Ariana Brown, Kyson Shiflett, Kenneth Shipp Jr, Blake Shipp, Quastain Carroll, and Quashayla Revels, six great grandchildren, his devoted nieces and nephews, his special friend Marquet Briggs as well as a host of other cousins, relatives, and friends.
His servce will be held, at 2:00 P.M. on Saturday, February 4, 2023 at Hamilton-Davis Funeral Home Chapel; 415 East First Street; Stamps, Arkansas. There will be a public viewing Friday February 3, 2023 at Hamilton-Davis Chapel from 11:00 A.M. until 3:30 P.M.
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