Obituaries

Yong Suk “Kim” Grissom

Yong Suk “Kim” Grissom passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, August 15, 2021. She was born in Kyonggi-Do, South Korea on November 15, 1941. After traveling as a military wife to various duty stations, she settled in Newport News in 1974. Yong was a Gambro Company employee for 25 years and later retired from Sherwood Packaging and was also a licensed Cosmetologist. She was of the Baptist faith and an active participant of the Active Lifestyles Program at the Denbigh Community Center participating in their morning exercise classes, pickleball, line dancing, various other activities, and special events. She loved spending time in her yard relaxing, gardening, traveling, and dancing. Her greatest pleasure was spending time with family and friends.

Yong “Kim” is survived by her daughters, Kimberly Grissom Sinks along with husband, Patrick Sinks of Williamsburg, VA, and Michele Grissom Setliff along with husband LCDR Jason Setliff of Aiea, HI; grandchildren Brittany B. White along with husband Andrew White, Jason M. Setliff, Jr., Derric Z. Setliff, David A. Sinks, Zachary G. Sinks, and Hannah L. Sinks; great-grandchildren Adalynn I. White, Cooper P. White, and Arlo R. Sinks; former spouse, Major (Ret) Theodore T. Grissom; her Korean family members in South Korea and Hawaii as well as numerous other extended family members, including family in Henderson, NC, and throughout the US.

Yong was loved by so many and will be deeply missed and forever in our hearts.

A memorial service will be held on Sunday, August 29, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. at Peninsula Funeral Home, 11144 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, VA 23601, officiated by Pastor Joe Hunt. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. The CDC highly recommends masks for inside gatherings.

An additional memorial service will be held on Saturday, September 4, 2021, at 10:30 a.m. at North Henderson Baptist Church, 1211 North Garnett Street, Henderson, NC 27536, officiated by Rev. Eddie Nutt. Interment will be private.

Arrangements are under the care of Peninsula Funeral Home.

1 Comment

  1. Beatrice Bunn

    To Kimberly, Michelle and family I am sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. We were Gambro co-workers for 24 years. We shared many happy moments, it got us through our work week. She did not mind helping if you needed help, in Injection Molding my last 5 years it was greatly appreciated. I will forever remember her. I did not attend the memorial but I was able to livestream. Thanks much for sharing your Mom. Your are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Gambro Co-Worker Beatrice Bunn
    Roanoke Rapids, NC

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