In Memory of
Betty Stallone Grimes
It is with great sadness that the family of Betty Stallone Grimes announces
her sudden passing on Wednesday, December 22, 2010 at the age of 73.
Visitation will take place at Samart Funeral Home BAYOU BLUE on Sunday,
December 26 from 1pm until prayer service at 5pm. Burial services will take
place at New Hope Cemetery in Carthage, MS at 2pm on Monday, December 27 with
visitation from 1pm-2pm in the church.
Betty was born and raised in Natchez, MS where she graduated from Cathedral
High School. She completed Beauty School during which she met and fell in
love with Hugh R. Grimes. They were married on July 10, 1955. In 1958, they
moved to Houma, LA where they built a home and raised their four children.
Betty spent most all her energy being a loving wife and mother. She found
great joy and pride in being a full-time homemaker. She was an amazing
seamstress and excellent cook. She was so humble and selfless, always caring
more for the needs of others than her own. She and her husband enjoyed
traveling together and have visited places all over the world. She valued
family and was very involved in genealogy. She especially looked forward to
seeing her many dear friends at her weekly "playday". Betty will be missed by
all who had the privilege of knowing her and she will live on in the hearts
of her family forever.
She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Hugh Russell Grimes, Sr.; her son,
H. Russell "Rusty" Grimes, Jr. and wife Darlene of Houma, LA; her daughters,
Teresha "Tee" Bonvillain and husband Mike of Poplarville, MS, Alesha "Lee"
Miller of Lafayette, LA, and Glenda Matt and husband Miles of Lafayette, LA;
her brother Meno Stallone, Jr. and wife Freda of Biloxi, MS. Also survived by
11 grandchildren: Scott Bonvillain and wife Rondia, Melanie B. Frierson and
husband Jeremy, Amanda Miller, Jessica Miller, Lauren Grimes, James Grimes,
Christopher Matt and wife Stacey, Jason Matt and wife Lauren, Steven Matt,
Rebecca Matt, and Catherine Matt and 3 great grandchildren: Audrey and Jude
Matt, and Ashley Matt.
She was preceded in death by her parents Mary B. and Meno J. Stallone, Sr. of
Natchez, MS and her sisters Mary Ann Stallone Reed and husband Ollie, Sr. of
Natchez, MS, and Ethel Stallone Mancuso and husband Henry, Sr. "Doc" of Lake
Serving as pallbearers will be James Grimes, Scott Bonvillain, Christopher
Matt, Jason Matt, Steven Matt, and Jeremy Frierson.
Published in the The Advertiser on December 25, 2010
From her daughter:
My names is Glenda Grimes Matt. I am the child of Betty Stallone Grimes and
Hugh Russell Grimes. Hugh has ancestry traced back to Duplin, American
Revolutionary Soldiers. I am a member of DAR and my father is a member of
the SAR. We are the family that held an official Grave Marking Ceremony at
Grimes Cemetery which is on the land of Ruth and Dean Cooper near Summerlins
Crossing Crossroad. That being said, My mother, Betty Grimes passed away on
December 22, 2010. I'd like you to include her in your archives for her
tireless efforts to bring the Grimes family together, not only through
unimaginable hours of physical effort in archives combing through the puzzles
that the past holds, to present day technology that includes DNA testing.
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