McKibben and Guinn Funeral Service
5:00 – 7:00 PM Wednesday evening and one hour prior to the service Thursday all at McKibben and Guinn.
10:00 AM Thursday, March 4, 2021 at McKibben and Guinn Funeral Service in Grenada with Rev. Frank Samples officiating. Interment with military honors will follow in the Grenada Memorial Garden.
Another great Soldier and Fallen Hero have been released from duty, passed from our ranks on February 27, 2021, and moved on to his heavenly home. SSG(Ret) James Willis Steed, age 64, a retired member of the MS Army National Guard who had served within 631st FA Brigade has departed and gone to a better place with our good Lord.
It takes a special person to serve within the military for their country giving up their family time, comfort, and safety for their country, ultimately for all Americans to enjoy their freedoms, safety, and way of life. We now applaud you for your service to our country. A special message from General Douglas McArthur remains applicable today for our servicemen that have passed: “Old Soldiers never die; they just fade away”.
Rest in Peace Soldier. We applaud your patriotism and brave efforts in serving our country and your family for their support of your service. We thank you for your service. Without your efforts and your families’ support, this country would not stand so boldly, shine so bright and live so free.
You now have earned a rest, so go fly with the Angels, go rest high on that mountain; your work on earth is done. Go to heaven a-shoutin’ Love for the Father and the Son.
Mr. James Willis Steed, 64, of Grenada, passed away Saturday, February 27, 2021 at St. Dominic Jackson Memorial Hospital in Jackson. He was born January 5, 1957 in Carmi, IL to Willis Pearlmon and Mary Francine Hutcheson Steed. Jimmy honorably served our country in the Mississippi Army National Guard for over 30 years.
He was a devoted Christian and was a member of the Grenada Church of God. Playing golf and video games were among his many hobbies. Jimmy was a natural when it came to making people laugh and he will be missed by all who knew and loved him.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM Thursday, March 4, 2021 at McKibben and Guinn Funeral Service in Grenada with Rev. Frank Samples officiating. Interment with military honors will follow in the Grenada Memorial Garden. The family will receive friends from 5:00 – 7:00 PM Wednesday evening and one hour prior to the service Thursday all at McKibben and Guinn.
Survivors include his wife, Gale Boozer Steed; one daughter, Nicole Elise Steed of Grenada; one son, James Christopher Steed of Grenada; three sisters, Agatha Francine Timmons of Grenada, Brenda Lee Davis(Jimbo) of Tippo and Vanessa Loretta Hood(Roy) of Holcomb; and a host of nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.mckibbenandguinn.com.
Arrangements have been entrusted to McKibben and Guinn Funeral Service in Grenada, (662-307-2694).