NEWS: Obituaries

Marvelle Kent Griggs

March 31st, 2016 | last Update: 4 years ago

by: Observer Staff

Marvelle Kent Griggs, 90 of Chipley, went home to be with the Lord on March 30, 2016 at her home surrounded by loving family.

Marvelle was born on October 8, 1925 in Bartow, Florida to Liddon and Gertrude (Daniel) Kent. A lifelong resident of the panhandle, she was a member of Oakie Ridge Baptist Church and the Women’s Missionary Union. During her spare time she could be found in her garden tending to her flowers. She was known as a devoted mother and wife, and she held a special place in her heart for all of her grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents: Liddon and Gertrude Kent; beloved husband: Charles B. Griggs; son: Steven Earl Griggs Sr.; three brothers; two grandchildren.

She is survived by her three daughters: Gladys Ann Griggs of Tallahassee, FL, Beverly Jackson and husband Grover of Chipley, FL, Barbara Morris of Apalachicola, FL; two sons: Charles Kenneth Griggs and wife Melita of Virginia Beach, VA, Christopher W. Griggs and wife Susan Denise of St. George Island, FL; sister: Andrea Temples of Panama City Beach, FL; fourteen grandchildren; numerous great and great great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Graveside 11a.m. Saturday, April 2, 2016 at Oakie Ridge Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. Doug Knight officiating. The family will receive friends for visitation one hour prior to the service at Oakie Ridge Baptist Church.Obert Funeral Home of Chipley, Florida directing.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the nurses and staff of Emerald Coast Hospice of Chipley for their exceptional care during this time of need.

Flowers are accepted or memorial contributions may be made to Emerald Coast Hospice, 1330 South Boulevard, Chipley, Florida 32428.



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