The Celebration of "The Life of Clara Lou Griffin" will be held on Saturday, December 17, 2022, 12 Noon at St. Galilee Baptist Church, Sparta, GA. Public viewing will be held on Friday, December 16, 2022, from 4:00p.m. until closing at Ingram Brothers Chapel.
Clara Lou Griffin, affectionally known as “Sis” or “Sister Griffin”, was born on December 24, 1935 to the late Aaron Sr. and Nottie Lee Robbins. Clara enjoyed cooking, gardening, watching soap operas, listening to gospel music, taking care of her grandchildren, her plants and helping others. She joined Greenspring AME Church at an early age and served faithfully as a missionary, an usher, and in various auxiliaries until her health failed her. Sister Griffin transitioned peacefully at her home on December 8, 2022. She was preceded in death by brothers Frank Sr., Eddie Lee Sr., Allen Sr., Charlie Robbins, grandson Jabari Smith, and granddaughter Tomi Melissa Griffin.
Clara was united in marriage to James Thomas Griffin on September 12, 1953. To this union was born twelve children. A son, David, also preceded her in death. She is survived by her husband of sixty-nine years James Thomas, and eleven children: Ernest (Annie Bea), Barbara Jean (Matthew) Stembridge, Andrew (Althis), Wayne (Malinda), Yvonne (Calvin) White, Evetta (Charles) Reed, Milton (Letitia), Tommie (Melissa), Corey (Sondra), Jervelyn (Tony) Smith, and Jarvis Griffin. Two brothers Aaron (Christine) Robbins, Milton (Ruth) Robbins and Victor Ward, three sisters Annie Pearl (Frank) Boone, Priscilla “Dottie” Ford, and Jackie Ward. A loving sister-in-law Iunice “Minnie Mae”(Ezekiel) Bundrage. Her legacy also includes 27 grandchildren, 39 great-grandchildren, and a plethora of nieces, nephews, and friends. Clara made friends with everyone and will be sorely missed.
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