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Polly Grossi Mei

April 9, 1927 — January 13, 2017

Polly Grossi Mei

Mrs. Polly Grossi Mei, 89, of Cleveland, MS, passed away Friday, January 13, 2017, at Bolivar Medical Center. Visitation will be 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Sunday, January 15, 2017, at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Shaw with a Rosary beginning at 7:00 p.m. A second visitation will be 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. Monday, January 16, 2016, at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Shaw with a Mass of Christian burial beginning at 10:00 a.m. with Father Thomas Mullally serving as celebrant and Father Kent Bowlds and Father Peter Phong Nguyen serving as concelebrants. Interment will be in Shaw Cemetery. Mrs. Mei was born on April 9, 1927, in Tribbett, MS, to Alex Grossi, Sr. and Theresa Spadoni Grossi. On January 27, 1949, she married Gero Mei in Shaw, MS. She worked and retired from Baxter Laboratory after 19 years of service. She was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church and was a devout Catholic. Mrs. Mei lived for her family; they were of the most importance in her life. She was a dedicated mother and a loving grandmother who would always cook a big spaghetti dinner every Sunday with an open invitation to all. All of her family looked forward to a Holiday dinners at her house. Though the years, she enjoyed visits with her grand children, following them to sporting events and going out to eat. She is preceded in death by her husband, Gero Mei; parents, Alex Grossi, Sr. and Theresa Spadoni Grossi; brothers, Sam Grossi, Reno Grossi, and Alex Grossi, Jr.; and sister, Strena Durastanti. Mrs. Mei is survived by her daughters, Rose Ann Flemmons (Don) of Houston, TX, Pat Small (Stewart) of Ridgeland, MS; Mary Jo Lofton (Butch) of Boyle, MS, and Charlotte Litton (Earl) of Indianola, MS; son, Jimmy Mei (Julie) of Cleveland, MS; sister, Rose Biondini of Villa Park, IL; seven grandchildren, Scott Lofton, Nick Lofton, Jennie Flemmons, Angie Flemmons, Kelli Whitten, Cole Litton, and Jami Mei; and 12 great-grandchildren. Pallbearers will be Scott Lofton, Nick Lofton, Cole Litton, Matt Durastanti, Sam Grossi, and John Grossi. Honorary pallbearers will be Don Flemmons, Stewart Small, Butch Lofton, Earl Litton, Mike Biondini, and Joe Garcia. In memory of Mrs. Mei, the family requests donations be made to St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Shaw. To view and sign the online guestbook, go to www.rayfuneralhome.net

First Visitation



6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Sunday, January 15, 2017
St. Francis of Assisi 303 Dean Street Shaw, Mississippi, United States

Rosary



7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Sunday, January 15, 2017
St. Francis of Assisi 303 Dean Street Shaw, Mississippi, United States

Second Visitation



9:00 am - 10:00 am Monday, January 16, 2017
St. Francis of Assisi 303 Dean Street Shaw, Mississippi, United States

Mass of Christian Burial



10:00 am Monday, January 16, 2017
St. Francis of Assisi 303 Dean Street Shaw, Mississippi, United States

Interment



11:00 am Monday, January 16, 2017
Shaw Cemetery Shaw Shaw, Mississippi, United States
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