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Mary Edith McBride
June 20, 1944 – December 20, 2022

maryMary Edith Grissom McBride, age 78 of Ruston, LA, died on Tuesday, December 20, 2022. Mary Edith was born on June 20, 1944, in Jonesboro, LA to the late Thurman and Mildred Grissom. She is preceded in death by her husband of 33 years, Garland D. McBride.

She was very proud of her family and cherished her time with all of them. Her greatest accomplishments were her grandchildren and great-grandchild. She loved her role as Mamaw. Mary Edith loved holidays and family get-togethers; any chance to spend time with her family was important to her. She was a wonderful cook, as she always enjoyed feeding her family Sunday lunch for many years.

Left to cherish her memory are her children: Michael D. McBride (Amelia), Shreveport, LA, and Sandra K. Simmons (Douglas), Ruston, LA; four grandchildren, Millicent C. McBride, Dallas, TX, Stephen S. Kunz, Jr. (Carrie), Fairview, TX, Hayden D. McBride, Shreveport, LA, Ryan C. McBride(fiancé Katherine), Dallas, TX; great-grandchild, Stephen Oliver Kunz; one sister, Barbara G. Vail (Bobby), Quitman, LA; brothers-in-law Glen(Skeeter) McBride (Daphne), Ricky McBride (Mary Lynn), Keith McBride (Debbie), Randy McBride; sister in law, Patricia Garner; and several nieces and nephews.

Mary Edith was preceded in death by her husband, Garland D. McBride; father, Thurman Grissom; mother, Mildred (McCloud) Grissom; brother, Robert E. Grissom; and son-in-law Stephen S. Kunz.

Funeral services were held on Thursday, December 22, 2022, at Southern-Edmonds Funeral Home chapel in Jonesboro, conducted by Rev. Randy Dark. Burial followed in Garden of Memories in Jonesboro under the direction of Southern-Edmonds Funeral Home.

Pallbearers were Stephen S. Kunz, Jr., Hayden D. McBride, Ryan C. McBride, Greg D. Horn, Jeffrey L, McBride, and Clay Garner.

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