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We are confident, I say, and would prefer to be away from the body and at home with the Lord. 2 Corinthians 5:8 (NIV)

Mrs. Verleain Wright Griffin, 89, of Valdosta, Georgia was born on December 1, 1928 to the late Gurnie Wright, Sr. and the late Gertude Howell Wright, and passed this life to join our Savior on November 24, 2018. She was educated at Woods Chapel School in Clyattville, Georgia and attended beauty school in Miami, Florida, becoming a beautician in the Lowndes community. She was baptized at an early age and was a member of Second Oak Grove Missionary Baptist Church in which she served on several committees. Mrs. Griffin also served as a substitute bus driver for Lowndes County Public School System.

On September 29, 1948, she married Silas H. Griffin and from this union six children were born. Her hobbies included cooking, baking (Cake Lady), and gardening. She was a giving and self-less person with a caring heart.

Mrs. Griffin was preceded in death by one son, Marvin D. Griffin; and five brothers, James Wright, Willie Frank Wright, Sylvester Wright, Gurnie Wright, Jr. (Sonny), and Marshall Wright.


Mrs. Verleain Griffin
 transitioned from labor to reward on Saturday, November 24, 2018. 

Celebration of Life Services will be held Saturday, December 1, 2018 at 11:00 am from the sanctuary of Mt. Calvary Baptist Church - 3835 White Water Road, Valdosta Georgia. Reverend Dr. Charles E. Vinson Sr, is pastor however Reverend Leroy Henderson of Second Oak Grove Baptist Church will be the officiating pastor. Mrs. Griffin will be laid to rest in The Wright Memorial Gardens in Clyattville Georgia. 


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  • Saturday, November 24, 2018
    Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.
    ~ Harrington Funeral Home, Inc.
  • Monday, November 26, 2018
    We're so sorry to hear you are suffering the loss of your dear loved one. May you find strength and some comfort in the words found in Nahum 1:7 which reads: ”Jehovah is good, a stronghold in the day of distress. He is mindful of those seeking refuge in him.” Our loving God cares about us and is ready to bring us comfort if we allow him (1John 5:14). He also has made the provision of a resurrection RIGHT HERE ON EARTH when it is restored into a beautiful paradise (Acts 24:15; Isaiah 55:11). Can you see yourself welcoming back to life your dear loved one? Find out more about this resurrection online at JW.ORG
    ~ R&R Lopez
  • Wednesday, November 28, 2018
    My condolences to the Griffin family and friends. It is a painful thing to lose a precious love one in death. It pains our Creator, too. Our loving Heavenly Father did not purpose his human family to grow old and die but purpose us to live and enjoy life. It is still his purpose (Psalms 37:11, 29). He calls death an enemy that will be removed forever__ (1 Corinthians 15:26 “The last enemy, death, is to be brought to nothing”; Isaiah 25:8). He promised to awaken our love ones in the memorial tombs from asleep in death__ Hosea 13:14 “From the power of the Grave I will redeem them; From death I will recover them.” then he will reverse the aging process__ Job 33:24,25 “Let his flesh become fresher than in youth; Let him return to the days of his youthful vigor.” What a delight it will be to see them again to enjoy life as our Creator purposed! Allow these words to keep comforting all of you.
    ~ VScott   GA
  • Thursday, November 29, 2018
    To the family of Mrs Griffin, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I find a bible verse in Reverlation that comforts me .It,s found at Rev. chapter 21 verse 4 ,It says ,And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes , and death will be no more. I hope you will find comfort in that scripture.
    ~ Geneva Brown   Adel, GA
  • Thursday, November 29, 2018
    I would like to express my condolences. I am sorry for your loss. Our Heavenly Father is aware of the pain and hurt you feel. He promises in His Word the Holy Bible to remove all causes of pain, suffering, and death (Revelation 21:3,4). We know that Almighty Jehovah God has not only the power but also yearns to fulfill this promise. This promise has brought me much comfort. May you too find comfort in this promise and treasure the special memories you shared.
    ~ L Brown
  • Thursday, November 29, 2018
    I'm sorry for your lost. She was a wonderful person her spirit will live on. She was my mother (Jackie) best friend.
    ~ Robert (Bobby) Willrich   Valdosta, GA
  • Thursday, November 29, 2018
    I'm sorry for your lost. She was a wonderful person her spirit will live on. She was my mother (Jackie) best friend.
    ~ Robert (Bobby) Willrich   Valdosta, GA
  • Friday, November 30, 2018
    Although we'd never met Mrs. Verleain, over the past two decades of knowing Maggie and the girls, I just feel this sense of having known you. We shared the same birthday (December 1st) and over the years, I would ask Maggie how you were doing. Yet again, here I am speaking in the present tense; nevertheless, you have always had such a loving / caring spirit in that resonates my being immensely. To the family, I understand what is to lose someone you love; as in 2014, I lost my mother and as someone once said to me, "There's nothing like the loss of a mother." In conclusion, cherish the memories, the close bond, sharing of love and support of family. May God give you the strength to endure at this difficult time. Always, Vicki
    ~ Victoria Stewart   Waynesboro
  • Tuesday, December 04, 2018
    May her family be blessed with the comfort they need now and may they gain strength from their precious memories. The loss of a loved one is a heavy burden to bear, but special memories can help us to cope. Please hold fast to the words of Jesus Christ at John 5:28, 29...what a marvelous time this will be! We can have our dear loved ones back in our arms at that grand reunion. Please accept my condolences.
    ~ Nell Reynolds