VIRGINIA BEACH, VA — Kimberly Ann Grissom (Favreau), 48, of Virginia Beach, VA, passed away on Thursday, March 5, 2015, from a brief and sudden illness.

Kim was born in Fairfax, VA, and was raised in Brunswick, Maine, for 22 years. She graduated from Brunswick High School in 1984. Kim attended Bernard’s School of Hair before moving to Virginia Beach in 1989. She was a dedicated worker during her 17 years of employment at Pep Boys.

Kim was a generous and caring soul. From her adolescent years as a candy striper at Regional Memorial Hospital to her volunteer service in Plaza Middle School’s library afterschool program, her interest in helping others was paramount. The values and depth of character developed in her early years in Brunswick remained with her during the course of her life.

She was a Girl Scout in her youth and later led Girl Scout troops in Virginia Beach. Kim was a cheerleader in high school and this confirmed her love of dance throughout her life. Kim absolutely loved music as she saw so many incredible concerts, like Kiss and Van Halen. She also loved to read, watch movies, go to the beach, and root for her beloved New England Patriots.

Moreover, Kim’s most cherished role in life was as a dedicated and devoted mother to her only child, daughter Kiara Grissom (18, of Virginia Beach, VA). Kim also left behind her mother, Lorna McCluskey and stepfather John McCluskey of Lewiston, ME, father, Donald Favreau and his significant other Debbie Hillman of Greene, ME, brother Don Favreau and his wife Lisa of Falmouth, ME, sister Amy Favreau of Lewiston, ME, and many aunts, uncles, and cousins who reside locally.

She also enjoyed the company of so many amazing friends. Kim will be greatly missed by those near and far.

We invite you to play a tune to remember and pay tribute to Kim. Please celebrate her life and keep her in your heart. We love you always and forever Kim. Donations can be made to assist Kim’s daughter at http://www.gofundme.com/l s2c7w.