OBITUARY

Juanita Melton Griffith

February 28, 1940May 11, 2019

Services for Juanita Melton Griffith, 79, of Tyler, will be 2 pm Thursday, May 16, 2019 at Eubank Funeral Home in Canton with Bro. Jimmy Allen officiating. Interment will be in High Cemetery.

Mrs. Griffith passed away Saturday, May 11, 2019, at her home. She was born February 28, 1940 in Jefferson, TX.

Juanita was a member of the Assembly of God. She lived in East Texas all of her life. Juanita married Richard, the love of her life, in 1981. She was a loving mother and nanny. Juanita loved watching the Texas Rangers and the Houston Astros. She also enjoyed dancing, playing games and crocheting. Mrs. Griffith is preceded in death by her parents, Lillie Mae and Marvin Houston Owens; brother, Cecil Wayne Melton; sister, Eva Jane Harrell; and two grandsons, Jason Colt Grimes and Ricky Brickford.

Juanita is survived by her husband, Richard Griffith of Tyler; daughter and her husband, Karen and Tony Melton of Canton; son, Jimmie Charles Grimes, Jr. of Tyler; son, Henry Houston Grimes of Frankston; daughter, Kathy Diane Cox of Tyler; twelve grandchildren: Kathy, Kelly, Kevin, Krista, Karla, Todd, Lillie, Nikki, Taylor, Jayme, Misty and Kerry; twenty-five great-grandchildren; two sisters, Norma Courtney and Peggy Henry; and brother, Jerb Melton.

Pallbearers will be Kerry Ward, Joe Glenn, Brad Melton, Leslie Melton, Brandon Melton and Zac Crump.

Family will receive friends 6-8 pm Wednesday at the funeral home.

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, May 15, 2019
  • Funeral Service Thursday, May 16, 2019

Memories

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Krista Molina

May 14, 2019

Nanny,
You will never be gone in my eyes. I love you more than words could ever express and I'm more than sure you knew this. You taught me how to be a little girl, into a teen and the woman I am today. You helped me with one of God's gifts to me and I will forever be thankful. You will forever remain in my heart. I miss you already!

Robin Grimes

May 14, 2019

Nita was the glue that held her family together. She told me recently that she was very proud of her children and grandchildren. She felt so blessed in life. She was loved very dearly by her husband and children. The bond she had with them would make any mother proud. I loved her deeply and she will be forever missed.

Tonya Huckeby

May 13, 2019

Karen ...
I am so sorry. I know our mothers are looking down on us. They were both strong women and raised a couple of strong girls. We will get through this. I wish you were closer so we could have a good cry together. I miss your sweet face Karen. I will be praying for all involved. Tony take care of my friend. Love you both.

Dena Livingston

May 13, 2019

Sending our condolences to our extended family ... Heaven just got a little sweeter. πŸ’—πŸŒΊπŸ™

Archie Edwards
Dena Edwards Livingston

Michelle Hood-Bird

May 13, 2019

I have so many great memories with "Nanny" The one that sticks out so much to me is her coming to my moms funeral even though she didnt feel good herself and she helped us. That meant the world to me. I love you nanny and im gonna miss you. Love Michelle.

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