Mary K. "Miss Kitty" Griffith

July 2, 1928January 29, 2019

Mary K. “Miss Kitty” Griffith, 90, of Abilene, passed away on Tuesday, January 29, 2019. Funeral services will be held at 1pm on Monday, February 4, 2019, at Elliott-Hamil Chapel of Faith, located at 5701 Hwy 277 South, with burial following in Elmwood Memorial Park. The family will receive friends for a visitation from 4 to 6pm on Sunday evening at the funeral home. Mary was born on July 2, 1928 to James Ward and Ruth Parker Ward in Ludlow, Mississippi. She worked as the Assistant Manager at the Base Nursery for 25 years until her retirement. At 66 years old, she attended night school at Abilene High School and earned her high school diploma. Throughout her life, Mary was a devoted Baptist. She was preceded in death by her husband, Johnnie Griffith; and a son, Michael Griffith. Mary is survived by her son, Jackie W. Griffith and wife Jena; and also her grandchildren, Donnie, Jaimie, Johnny and Michael Chad Griffith. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Abilene Primitive Baptist Church.


  • Visitation Sunday, February 3, 2019
  • Funeral Service Monday, February 4, 2019

Mary K. "Miss Kitty" Griffith

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Jan and Joe Beach

February 3, 2019

When we first came to Grace Baptist Church in Potosi, Miss Kitty made us feel so welcome. She always had a smile and a wink.
We miss her at Grace Baptist very much!

Ovelia Campos

January 31, 2019

I met Miss Kitty several years ago when she would help cater dinners for Briarstone Manor. She was a very sweet lady and we always had so much fun when we worked those events. I was fortunate enough to see her on many occasions after that and I was always so happy to see her because she always made me feel special. You are all in my prayers at this most difficult time.