Marian Taylor Griffin


ELM CITY — Marian Taylor Griffin, 76, of the Pleasant Hope community, died Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, 7 p.m., at Wilson Memorial Service, 2811 Fieldstream Drive, Wilson, followed by a time of visiting and sharing. Burial will be held Thursday, 11 a.m., in Evergreen Memorial Park.

Surviving is her husband, Thomas “Tom” Griffin; daughters, Ginger Garrou (Kelly) of Elm City and Allison Dorsey of Wilson; son, Allen Griffin of Elm City; grandchildren, Thomas Steelman, Dallas Dorsey, Joel Griffin, Heather Griffin and Rachel Garrou; former son-in-law, Chip Dorsey of Elm City; extended family, Jane Davis, JoAnn Griffin and Jenny Williams.

She had an incredible and unconditional love for her family and her family had a great love and respect for her. The family will forever cherish her precious memory. She was the perfect wife, devoted mother and doting “Nana” that can never be replaced. She was a faithful member of her church, Pleasant Hope Missionary Baptist, for over 65 years where she was loved and best known as “Ma Teensy.” She freely gave of herself in many ways where she served Christ in many ways. She was known for her sense of humor and compassion for others.

A special thank you is extended to Hilda Tant for her support and tender loving care, as well as her loving church family for their continual support and prayers. Appreciation is also extended to Dr. Huffman and his caring staff.

Memorials are suggested to Pleasant Hope Missionary Baptist Church, 5018 Rosebud Church Road, Elm City, NC 27822 or Kennedy Baptist Children’s Home, 2557 Cedar Dell Lane, Kinston, NC 28504.

Arrangements are by Wilson Memorial Service,