Mildred Beverly Griffin
Mildred Beverly Griffin
  • April 12, 1921 - January 27, 2018
  • North Carolina

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Precious mother, grandmother, and great grandmother, Mildred Beverly Griffin, was received into the arms of her Savior and reunited with her loving husband on January 27, 2018. She was 96 years old. Services to celebrate her life will be at 1:30 PM, Tuesday, January 30 at First Baptist Church officiated by Dr. Steve Pressley. Interment will be at Westminster Gardens Cemetery. The family will receive friends beginning at 12:45 prior to the service.
Mildred was born in Hertford County to the late Allen and Mary Holloman Beverly. She grew up in the country on a farm in St. John's Township, near Ahoskie. She received her B.A and Master's degrees from East Carolina University in 1943 (then East Carolina Teacher's College) where she was a writer for the school newspaper. For over 35 years she primarily taught English in Florida and several places in NC.
She truly loved the Lord and reading the Bible. Mildred maintained a strong faith throughout her life and for many years was an active member at First Baptist Church where she taught Sunday school and worked in the church library. She loved to read (she was re-reading her Bible when she became sick), collect and write poetry, travel, and square dancing. Mildred wrote four volumes of her own poetry entitled "The Songs of the Sparrow". Her family and friends will remember her gracious and giving spirit.
She is survived by her daughters, Linda Odette and Dottie (Grundy) McCall; son, Bob (Martha) Griffin; daughter-in-law, Gail Griffin; grandchildren, Lisa, Cris (Chuck), Cere, Wendy, Kevin, Joshua and Amy; 8 great grandchildren; and 5 great great grandchildren. In addition to her parents and husband, Tom Griffin, she is preceded in death by her son, Leroy.
Floral tributes are welcome or memorial contributions may be made to the Assistance Fund, Friends Home West, 6100 W. Friendly Ave., Greensboro, NC 27410.
Online condolences may be offered at Hanes-Lineberry N. Elm chapel is assisting the family.