Jean's Story

The following is just one of many stories of those affected by brain cancer and is why we need to find a cure for brain cancer.  Join our fight by registering, donating or sponsoring the 2016 Brain Tumor Run for Research 5k.  All proceeds benefit the 501(c)(3) nonprofit, Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure ( 

On June 5th, 1937, Mildred and Frank were blessed with a bouncing baby girl- Shelba Jean, better known these days as Jean Jean, Grandma, Mama, Sister, Aunt, and Friend. Growing up on a tobacco and cotton farm in a small town in Georgia, Mildred and Frank never knew just how much their daughter would grow up and touch so many people’s lives in the way she did. As Jean grew older, she met and married her soul mate Joseph W. Grimes (better known as Bill) where she embarked on a new endeavor in life. As life moved forward for Jean and Bill they had four children; three boys and one girl (Joe, Tom also known as Sput, Terri, and Mark also known as EJ). In 1974, they moved from Atlanta, GA, and moved to Pensacola, FL opening J & J Trophies, managing the Moose Lodge Ball Park and several softball teams. During Jean’s spare time she enjoyed reading, watching the Atlanta Braves, working on Ancestry with Terri and most of all spending time with her family and friends. Jean’s Pride and Joy were her four grandchildren (Cindy, Tracy, Nathan, & Brandi) and her two great-grandchildren (Adriel and Malachi).

Jean was a very kind, loving, and open minded women. There was never a holiday that went by that she didn’t have a gift for someone. A memory that will always stick with us are the many Christmas’ we woke to find the boys friends Jessie, Tom the Groomer and Cool Aid sleeping on our couches. No matter the person, grandma always had a gift wrapped and waiting under the tree ready to give. This was Jean, the matriarch of our family, the woman who would be at your side in a moment’s notice, the woman who loved and loved hard, and everyone who knew Jean knew that you didn’t call or visit from 1:00pm -2:00pm Monday thru Friday when soap opera Day’s of Our Lives was on!

On March 8th, 2014 Grandma (aka Jean Jean) was called home to be with the Lord as she lost her battle with brain cancer.

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