Lucy Dessie Greenwood

Lucy Dessie Greenwood

Lucy Dessie Greenwood, 94, of Monticello, passed away on February 8, 2015.

Mrs. Greenwood grew up in the Glendale area and graduated as the 1940 valedictorian of Woodlawn High School. She married her husband, Brooks, on April 8, 1942. She worked at Cohen’s Department Store in Pine Bluff and Van-Atkins in Monticello. She became a member of Pauline Missionary Baptist Church in the early 1960s, was a member of Esther Circle, a VBS volunteer for more than 60 years, and was the card sender for Pauline Church for more than 20 years. She was also a member of Eastern Star.

Mrs. Greenwood was blessed with a green thumb and loved her flowers, her garden, and her yardwork. She was a wonderful cook and loved cooking everyone’s favorite dish. Her favorite pastime was fishing whether in the ocean or in a pond. She was a devoted Christian, wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother.

She was born on April 30, 1920 in Abbott, Arkansas and was the daughter of the late to Melvin G. Grimes and Nora Oliger Grimes.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Greenwood was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Brooks O’Neill Greenwood; a sister, Emmie Rodgers; brothers, Jess, Bud, Bill, Bobby, Calvin and Chester Grimes; a granddaughter, Gena Ward Wilson; and a special nephew, Travis Rodgers.

Survivors include three sons, Charles “Butch” Greenwood of Little Rock, Robert Greenwood (Nancy) and Steven Greenwood (Benette) of Monticello; a daughter, Patricia Abbott (Tommy) of Monticello; one brother, Fred Grimes of Houston, TX; one sister, Dorothy Howard of New Augusta, MS; grandchildren, Landon, Misty, Todd, Matt, Tyler, Jonathan, Jim, and Miranda; eleven great grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends

A funeral service will be held on February 11 at 2 p.m. at Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Home in Monticello. Visitation is February 10 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be at Oakland Cemetery in Monticello.

Memorials may be made to the Pauline Missionary Baptist Church in Monticello.