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Gerald Dean Griffin, 89, of Vardaman departed for an eternity of rest on Wednesday, January 6, 2020 at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford, Mississippi. Gerald was welcomed into the world on August 21, 1931 by his late parents David Oscar Griffin and Flossie Louella Anderson Griffin.
Gerald a loving father and husband, married the love of his life, Lottie Mae Blansett, on July 2, 1952. The couple spent over six and a half wonderful decades together until Lottie’s passing on October 17, 2018. Those years of love were built by an abundance of precious memories filled with two daughters, and two grandchildren. Gerald lived on the level and by the square, as a member of the Vardaman Masonic Lodge # 527. He found joy in the great outdoors and loved every aspect of spending time outside. While camping was his favorite hobby, he was satisfied by simply sitting and observing the Lord’s magnificent creations. Gerald didn’t simply pass away; he held the cure to death in his soul, with an active relationship with the Lord.
Gerald leaves behind a loving family to continue walking down the path of life; two daughters; Debra Burchett (Russell); Gloria Ford (Gary); two grandchildren: Mark Weishuhn (Christine) and Caroline Weishuhn; one great grandchild; McKenna Weishuhn, and one sister, Mary Harrington (Robert).
He was preceded in death by his wife, Lottie Mae Blansett Griffin; parents, David Oscar Griffin and Flossie Louella Anderson Griffin.
The graveside service celebrating Gerald’s life will take place on Saturday, January 9, at 12:00PM in the Elzey Cemetery with Bro. Johnathan Peeples officiating, followed by Masonic Honors. Honorary pallbearers include: Russell Burchett, Gary Ford, Robert Harrington, Chad Suggs, Danny Suggs, Terry Walton, Mark Weishuhn, members of the Adult Mens IV Sunday School Class at First Baptist Vardaman, and members of the Vardaman Masonic Lodge #527.
The staff of Parker Memorial Funeral Home is honored to serve the Griffin family and asks that you keep the family in your thoughts and prayers as they pass through this difficult season of life.
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