Homegoing Celebration Services for District Missionary Minnie Bell Combs Grider will be held Saturday, December 8, 12:00 P.M. at the St. Rest B.C., with Superintendent Roy C. Hill, officiating. Interment will follow at the Springhill CME Cemetery.
Missionary Minnie Combs Grider was born in Claiborne Parish, LA to the late Albert Combs and Lucy Chatman Combs. She was united in Holy Matrimony to Willie Lee Grider. This union lasted until his death in 2010. From this union, four children were born.
She received her formal education from schools in Homer, LA. In 1976, she completed her high school diploma at Minden High School in Minden, LA. After furthering her education, she was promoted to Cafeteria Manager in the Webster Parish School District. She served diligently within the school system for over twenty-five years.
At an early age, Missionary Grider accepted Christ as her Lord and personal Saviour and was baptized. In 1960, she received the Holy Ghost and united with the Feltus Temple COGIC. She was appointed as District Missionary over the Ringgold District where she served faithfully for many years under the leadership of Bishop John Feltus and Superintendent Luther Myers.
In 1999, she united with the Crichton Hill COGIC (now known as Just Faith COGIC) under the leadership of Elder David Stutson, where she worked in many capacities including Primary Sunday School Teacher, Prayer & Bible Band President, Pastor Aid President and Prayer Warrior. In addition, she served faithfully under the leadership of Superintendent Roy C. Hill as District Missionary of the Shreveport District. She was a dedicated servant under the leadership of Bishop Roy L. Winbush and Bishop James Proctor of the First Jurisdiction of Louisiana COGIC where she served under Supervisor Vanessa Winbush-Gatlin of the Women’s Department. Missionary Grider was dedicated and faithful unto God. She taught holiness and lived holy until God called her home.
Her Missionary work led her to volunteer in Nursing Home Ministry at Town & Country Health and Rehab facility for over twenty-six years.
She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a daughter, Jo Ann; two brothers, Elmo and Elroy Combs; a sister, Rosie Harris; and a granddaughter, LaTonya Grider.
Missionary Grider leaves to cherish her legacy and precious memory, her son, Elmer Grider (Peggy) of Minden, LA; two daughters, Karon Grider of Los Angeles, CA and Jerry Jacob (Lee) of Minden, LA; one sister, Annie Beavers of Minden, LA; two brothers, Lee Drew Combs of Minden, LA and Leon Combs of Houston, TX; two sisters-in-law, Jackie Combs of Homer, LA and Servera Henderson of Gardenia, CA; one brother-in-law, Larry Grider (Zate) of Fort Worth, TX; and a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
Visitation will be held Friday, December 7th in the chapel of Kennon’s Mortuary from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM Services are entrusted to Kennon’s Mortuary.
417 Martin L. King Jr. Drive
Minden, LA 71055