Carolyn McCondichie Grinstead
Lester Earl Godwin, III
Carolyn Jay McCondichie Grinstead was born on May 13, 1939 and entered heaven’s gates on August 5, 2022. A Memorial Service will be held on September 3, 2022, at 3 p.m. at Crossroads Church in Canton under the direction of Eubank Funeral Home, Bro. Ronnie Yarber officiating.
She leaves behind her children: John Grinstead (Paula); Dana Grinstead, and Dona Besherse (Matt) and stepdaughter, Janet Rutledge; grandchildren: Stephanie and Jeremy Rutledge; Phillip and Mackenzie Grinstead; Blake Grinstead and Madison; Brayden, and Kara Besherse and one more grandson, Camren Grinstead. She also leaves behind sister-in-law, Sherri McCondichie and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, William Grinstead and her parents, Earl and Helen Mary McCondichie and siblings, Gordon Mc-Condichie; Shirley Morton and Roger McCondichie.
Carolyn grew up in Brookside, Alabama and graduated from Minor High School. She was a loyal nurse for over 20 years, many of those years at Medical Center of Mesquite where she retired as a Director of Nurses. She was an active member at Gross Road Baptist Church in Mesquite. She served the Lord as a Children’s Department Director for over 20 years. Some of her fondest memories include serving children as a Mount Lebanon church camp leader and sponsored those with financial hardships because she knew the impact it could have on their lives. In May 2003, Bill and Carolyn retired and moved to Canton. In Canton, she continued to serve the Lord and others while attending Crossroads Church.
Carolyn was an avid collector of antique macaroni necklaces and exquisite finger paint art pieces. She also had a very extensive collection of Vacation Bible School crafts. Her “priceless” vintage art collection dates back to the 1960’s. Carolyn was loved by her family, church, and community. She loved going on vacations and spending time with her friends and family. Carolyn had a sweet yet competitive spirit and loved participating in Friday Game Night with her friends. She loved Alabama football and cheered for her Crimson Tide (with GUSTO). Carolyn will be greatly missed by her family and friends.