Mary Jane Kennedy Grassi, age 81, of Lake Village, formerly of Crossett, passed way Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at Stonegate Villa Health and Rehabilitation in Crossett. She was born October 16, 1935 in Aurora, Missouri to the late Charles Wilkes Kennedy and Monta Marie Pierce. She was the co-owner of Pierce-Grassi Lumber Company for years, she had a master’s degree in Education while teacher for 35 plus year in the Crossett School District, she also was the district teacher of the year in 1992 and a lifelong member of her sorority, Delta Zeta, and a member of Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Charles V. Grassi, Sr., and a brother Corky Kennedy. Survivors include a son, Charles V. Grassi Jr. and wife, Cindy, of Crossett; 2 daughters, Monta Kay Robert and husband, Harvey of West Monroe, Louisiana, Charlotte Phillips and husband, Fred of Alix, Arkansas; 5 grandchildren, Betsy (Timothy) Dilmore, Shea Grassi, Megan (Dakota) Bailey, Lexie (Allen) King, and Dougan Phillips; and 3 great-grandchildren, Bailey, Paisley, and Jace.
Visitation is 5-6p.m.Friday, September 29, 2017 with rosary at 6p.m. at Bishop-King Funeral Home Chapel in Lake Village. Mass of Christian burial will be 2p.m. Saturday, September 30 at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Crossett with Father Theophilus Okpara as Celebrant. Burial will follow in Pinewoods Cemetery in Crossett under the direction of Bishop-King Funeral Home of Lake Village, Arkansas.