Joan H. Teal Griffin
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Joan H. Teal Griffin
  • August 2, 1928 - December 30, 2017
  • Winter Garden, Florida

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Joan Howard Teal Griffin



Born in Barnesville, Georgia on August 2, 1928, Joan passed away on December 30, 2017 in Winter Garden, Florida. She moved to Winter Garden in 1933 with her parents, Morgan and Veva Howard, where her grandfather Troy Mink had established a citrus grove and dairy. She graduated from Lakeview High School in 1946 and in 1947 married Paul Hilton Teal, who preceded her in death in 1985. She worked as bookkeeper at Lakeview and West Orange High schools and the City of Winter Garden. In 1995 she married Johnie Lee Griffin and spent happy years with him until his death in 2000. Music was a very important part of her life. She was an accomplished pianist and organist. In high school she was the accompanist for the glee club and as an adult served as organist for Oakland Presbyterian church for many years. She also taught piano lessons to many local residents. She is survived by children Julia Kathleen Teal, Janet Margaret Teal, William Howard Teal (Barbara), Paul Hilton Teal Jr (Laura), grandchildren Jackson, Hunter, Robbye, and Hilton Teal, sister June Howard Mizell, and brother Morgan Goodrum “Sonny” Howard. She was a wonderful mother, sister, friend, and most of all a child of God.



A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, January 6 at 11 AM at the First United Methodist Church of Winter Garden. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church of Winter Garden in memory of Mrs. Griffin.