Joyce Ann Griffin

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Joyce A. Griffin was born in East Gulf, West Virginia on October 13, 1943 to the late Thomas T. Smith and Margaret Smith. Joyce departed this life on Monday, April 29, 2024 at the James Cancer Hospital in Columbus, Ohio.

Joyce attended East High School and worked at Local 423 as an construction worker as well as an Franklin County MRDD Bus Driver.

Joyce enjoyed bingo, fishing, socializing, cooking, listening to church gospel music and the blues. She also enjoyed travelling and sports.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Thomas and Margaret Smith; brother, Larry Joe Smith; sister, Priscilla A. Turner; son, Damon L. Griffin.

Joyce is survived by her loving kids, Juanita (Gene Macklin Lynn) (OT), Vincent Griffin, Deanna Marshall; brother Kenny W. Smith; sister-in-law, Bobbie J. Smith and a host of grandkids, great grandkids, nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, and family.

Visitation 10:00 AM and Funeral Service 11:00 AM Thursday, May 9, 2024 at MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE EAST, 5456 E. Livingston Ave. (one block east of Noe Bixby, turn North on Lonsdale Rd.).

Interment at Union Cemetery Association.

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  1. Leslie Terry

    To Juanita, and the entire Griffin family. I am so sorry for your loss. I’m praying for strength and comfort for you all in your time of sorrow. Hold to God’s unchanging hands.

  2. Kevin and Pam Owens

    So sorry for your loss. Sending my prayers and condolences.

  3. Gwenn Davis and family

    I really didn’t know Ms Griffin personally but one person I didn’t know was her grandson Dante. Knowing Dante since he was 15 years old he has been a loving like nephew to me one thing for starting I know he loves his grandmother to the Moon and back we always spoke of her so highly and devoted his love to her sincerely I know it’s a part of your heart that feels like it’s been taken and I know she loves you to the moon and back as you always express to me so mother Griffin rest in peace condolences to the family especially Dante’s mother Juanita which I really don’t know personally but Dante you know as you call me auntie I will always be here for you to the Moon and back I love you too just like a nephew God rest or so and peace be with the family during these trying times may God continue to comfort of peace and may his doves surround you will love.

  4. My condolences to family of Joyce A Griffin (Mama)you will be truly missed you always keep it real you were truly a blessing in my life we love you Mama rest in Peace beautiful Queen sending love hugs and prayers to the family.

  5. Matthew 5:4 New King James Version (NKJV)
    4  Blessed are those who mourn,
    For they shall be comforted.

    May GOD almighty comfort your family as only HE can!

  6. Sorry to hear this
    I just watch the service online
    My prayers are going up for the Griffin family and a special prayer going up for Vincent

  7. Nicole Edwards

    My heart goes out to the whole Griffin family. Mrs Joyce has been in my life all of my life. I will always love and cherish Mrs Joyce as the beautiful soul she was. I will keep all the family in my heart ❤️ and prayers. May God bless the family.
    Love Nicole Edwards.

  8. Anthony ( Tony) and wife Leone GRIFFIN

    Absent from the body is to be present with the
    (LORD) Aunt Joyce YOUR life has JUST begun with the LORD ( JESUS Christ) so take your rest.
    And sing the song ( oh happy day ) to the Griffin
    Family my wife and I celebrate the home going
    Of Aunt Joyce with ( when JESUS walk he wash
    Our sin’s away. Oh happy day!!!

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