Kayle Anne Griffith
Kayle Anne Griffith
  • February 19, 1997 - December 11, 2017
  • Clinton, Mississippi

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Kayle Anne Griffith (20) lost her battle with depression on December 11, 2017. She was born in Vicksburg, MS, on February 19, 1997. Kayle was saved and baptized on October 4, 2009. Today, she is resting in the peaceful arms of our Heavenly Father.

From the time Kayle started kindergarten, she excelled in academics, and she received many awards at each level including several Presidential Awards for Academic Excellence. Over the years she was involved in many clubs, including: National Honor Society, History Club, and Junior Classical League, and she was a member of the Diamond Girls and Attache show choir crew. She was an avid reader and loved Harry Potter. Kayle graduated with the Class of 2015 from Clinton High School with honors. She received the Academic Excellence and the Bledsoe scholarships to Ole Miss where she was a junior and full-time student working towards degrees in Computer Science and Accounting.

Kaylebug, or "Kayles" as her friends called her, captured our hearts from the day she was born. She was a light in all our lives. She was loved to the "Moon and Back" by her Mom, her Mimi and PaPaw's heart, and her Aunt Kristen's baby doll when she came into this world. She was a sweet and loving little girl. Her broad smile was contagious, and she always knew how to make your heart smile with her funny jokes. She was never afraid to try new things or meet new people. She felt strongly that all people should be treated equally and she was quick to defend something she believed in.

Kayle left an impact on everyone around her when she entered a room. As a beautiful, strong, and intelligent woman, her presence was such a delight to those around her. Her vivacious personality was truly one of a kind, and anyone who came into contact with her can attest to that. She had a multitude of friends whom she made feel incredibly special. Kayle had a knack for treating each person she encountered with so much love. Her quick wit was unforgettable. She loved all types of music and enjoyed going to music festivals. She also loved riding around with her friends in her beloved high school car, "The Golden Snitch."

In her own words, Kayle described herself as: independent, loyal, giving, loving, really loud or really quiet, assertive, friendly, caring, open minded, strong willed, non-judgmental, hardworking, confident, dreamer, understanding, creative, strong willed, smart, and funny.

Kayle's favorite verse: "Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make straight your paths" Proverbs 3:5-6

She believed that by the grace of God, that miracles are worked in our lives daily. He does everything in His timing, and He loves us unconditionally. There is no greater love. By believing in Him and his works, we can only hope to live a fulfilling life that honors the greatness that has been instilled in us by Him.

Kayle is survived by her parents, Lori G. Flowers of Clinton, MS, and James Clifton "Cliff" Wilkerson, of Austin, TX; grandparents, Don and Karen Griffith of Vicksburg, MS, and Edith and Robert Sandoz of Saint Joseph, LA; aunts, Kristen G. Davis (fianc, Brandon Bond) of Carriere, MS, and Margaret Wilkerson of St. Joseph, LA; fianc, Taylor Wynn of Georgia, numerous great aunts/uncles, cousins, and friends.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations in memory of Kayle Griffith to the American Foundation for Prevention of Suicide, Mississippi Chapter, at www.afsp.org

"Until We Meet Again"

Those special memories of you

Will always bring a smile

If only I could have you back

For just a little while

Then we could sit and talk again

Just like we used to do

You always meant so very much

And always will do too

The fact that you're no longer here

Will always cause me pain

But you're forever in my heart

Until we meet again

- Author Unknown

"Gone Too Soon"

This was a life that hardly begun

No time to find your place in the sun

Not time to do all you could have done

But we loved you enough for a lifetime

No time to enjoy the world and its wealth

No time to take life down off the shelf

Not time to sing the song of yourself

Though you had enough love for a lifetime

Those who live long endure sadness and tears

But you'll never suffer the sorrowing years

No betrayal, no anger

Not hatred, no fears

Just love, only love in your lifetime.

- Author Unknown