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Mary Sturdivant Griffin

Posted By Hall-Wynne On October 8, 2010 @ 12:00 am In Obituaries | No Comments

Mary Sturdivant Griffin, age 93, beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, sister-in-law, aunt and friend died peacefully on October 8, 2010 in her home.

Mary was born in Chatham County to the late William R. and Novie Eubanks Sturdivant. She was predeceased by her loving and devoted husband, Charlie J. Griffin. She is survived by her son, Ronnie and wife, Grace of Durham; three grandchildren, Denise Griffin of Creedmoor; Renee Smith and husband, Joe, of Durham; Candace Riedl and husband, Scott, of Greensboro; two great-grandchildren, Caity Griffin and Trent Smith; and numerous extended family members.

Mary was one of eleven siblings and predeceased by sisters, Addie Powell and Jessie Andrews; and brothers, Paul, Gene, James, Edgar and Grady Sturdivant. Surviving are sister, Ruth Peninger and brothers, John and Larry Sturdivant.

Mary was a member of Duke Memorial United Methodist Church and the Eastern Star. She was an excellent homemaker and devoted friend. She had a “green thumb” and enjoyed working in her yard and garden. Mary loved children and was affectionately nicknamed “Maymay” by her nieces and nephews and as “Mimi” by her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Throughout her life, she provided care and comfort for her grandchildren, other family members and friends. Mary was an excellent cook and the master of desserts at family gatherings. She was a confidant, teacher, role model and playmate for children throughout her life and was respected for her goodness and generosity and endeared for her sense of humor. Her presence among us will be greatly missed. Her life lessons and memories of her will forever remain within the heart and soul of everyone fortunate enough to know and love her.

Funeral services will be held 2:00PM, Monday, October 11, 2010, from the Chapel of Hall-Wynne Funeral Service in Durham with the Reverends Roger Owens and Scott Grantland presiding. Burial will follow in Chapel Hill Memorial Cemetery.

The family will welcome friends prior to the service on Monday from 1:00-1:45PM in the funeral home and other times at the home of her son.

The family recognizes and extends appreciation to each member of her in-home care providers: Shirlene, Kathy, Jeanne, Carolyn, Darlene, and Teresa along with Duke Hospice staff: Joan, Ellen, Weena and Tom.

Flowers are acceptable or contributions may be made to Duke Community Hospice, 4321 Medical Park Drive, Suite 101, Durham, NC 27704.


Condolences for the family of “Mary Sturdivant Griffin”

Condolence from JOHN & NANCY TAYLOR on October 10th, 2010 12:00 am

RONNIE, I AM SORRY FOR THE LOSS OF YOUR MOTHER. I KNOW HOW YOU LOOKED AFTER HER IN HER GOLDEN YEARS. SHE CERTAINLY LEAD FULL LIFE AND NOW IS IN GOD,S HANDS. PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF I CAN HELP YOU IN ANY WAY. JOHN & NANCY

Condolence from Ila Rye on October 10th, 2010 12:00 am

I’ll always think of Mrs. Griffin when I see the Red Bud tree blooming that she lovingly dug up for me during a visit years ago. She was a beautiful person inside and out.

Many thoughts and prayers for her family.

Hugs to all, Ila

Condolence from Arnita Abney on October 10th, 2010 12:00 am

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Condolence from Deborah Brooks on October 11th, 2010 12:00 am

Ronnie and Grace I was so very sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. I can now see Ronnie where you get that beautiful smile from. Just know that she is now in a much better place, filled with the most beautiful flowers and walking with God through the gardens. Please take care and I pray that God will grant you peace during this time.

Condolence from Steven Coward on October 11th, 2010 12:00 am

We have nothing but pleasant memories of Aunt Mary and of course Uncle Charlie as well. Sorry that my work schedule posed a conflict to us attending the memorial service. Precious memories, thoughts, and prayers are extended to the family with most heart felt sincerity. God bless all, Steven and Susan Coward.

Condolence from Andria Dunlap on October 12th, 2010 12:00 am

Mary taught me many things about life and growing. She will never know the seeds she planted while we were together, but they will live on and continue to grow every season. As she walks in peace with her beloved Charlie, I will hold her dear in my heart and her friendship will leave an everlasting impression on me and my work. She will be with all of us in her own unique way. I love this amazing woman, and the legacy she has left will live on for years. Blessings to the Griffin family- your mother will always remain one of my closest friends. I am honored to have been a part of her remaining years and a companion to her.
Sincerely,
Andria Linn-Dunlap

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