Leon M. Griffin, Sr.

November 17, 1924 - July 9, 2009

11/17/1924 - 07/09/2009

Past Services

Tuesday July 14, 2009
7:00 pm

Virginia Beach; Leon M. Griffin, Sr., 84, of Virginia Beach went to be home with the Lord on Thursday, July 9, 2009.

He was born in South Mills, North Carolina the son of the late Mavin Griffin, Sr. and Bishop Flossie McPherson Griffin. Mr. Griffin, Sr. is a retired longshoreman having worked for International Longshoreman Association, Local #1248.

Leon is survived by his loving children, Leon M. Griffin, Jr., and his wife Jodera of Norfolk; Leona Simons of Elizabeth City, NC; Angela Stephens, Patricia Anderson, Garry West and Fran Jennings ; grandchildren, Simona White, Leon M. Griffin, III, Ciearra Michelle Jackson Griffin; great granddaughter, Renada White; sister, Hattie Thomas; brother, Jeremiah Griffin; very special friend, Hilda West. He was predeceased by his brothers and sisters, Onist Anthony, Virginia Williams, and Joe Louis Griffin also two aunts, Ruth McPherson and Velma Hinton.

A funeral service will be conducted Tuesday. July 14, 2009 at 7:00 PM at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, 5792 Greenwich Road Virginia Beach. The family will receive friends following the service. In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial contributions be made to the American Diabetes Association 870 Greenbrier Circle, Greenbrier Tower II, Suite 404, Chesapeake, VA 23320.

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8 years ago

Although Mr. Griffin was not my next door neighbor, but my aunt’sPearl he treated all of the kids in the area like they were his. I had not seen him in years, but truly remember his generosity. My family and I send our condolence.