Wilson Funeral & Cremation Service

5301 Albemarle Road, Charlotte, NC


Jolita "Jo" (Shute) Griffin

January 1, 1929June 17, 2020

Jolita (Jo) Shute Griffin, 91, passed to her heavenly home on June 17, 2020 at Atrium Health. She was born in Lancaster, SC on January 1, 1929 at the beginning of the great depression to the late PS & Mable Shute. She was a homemaker and had worked at Del Mar and Belk Printing. Her love for singing in the church choir was only surpassed by her love for flowers of all kind. She is survived by daughters, Cathy (Eddie) Hodges, Barbara Ballard, granddaughters, Diane Hodges-Conrad (Ray), Melissa Surratt (Cory), Crystal Ballard and Kara Ballard. Four Great-Grand Children, Bentley and Hudson Surratt, Charlotte Conrad, Noah Williams, one Sister, Vivian Kate Ferguson, and numerous nieces and nephews. A private graveside will be held in Charlotte Memorial Gardens. There will be memorial service announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family ask that gifts honoring Jo be sent to the American Heart Association or the Kidney Foundation. Arrangements are by Wilson Funeral and Cremation Service. Online condolences may be made at www.wilsonfuneralservices.com.


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Jolita "Jo" (Shute) Griffin

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Nancy Blitch Dobbins

June 23, 2020

Tears are flowing as I read about your precious mom going to be with the Lord and with her beloved husband. So many memories of her and her wonderful spirit and personality. Your family is in my prayers as I know her loss leaves a huge void in your lives. You were blessed to have her here for so long! I love you all,

Crystal Ballard

June 22, 2020

You were the best grandmother I appreciate you more than you know. Your witty jokes always made me laugh. I will miss you so much tell pawpaw and daddy I said hello. I love u always crystal

Steven Stotts

June 22, 2020

Cathy and Barbara, I was deeply saddened to learn of the passing of such a great woman. She was like another Aunt to me. She was one of the reasons I wanted to sing in the choir. She even helped out on my wedding reception. Heaven definitely gained an angel

Diane Hodges

June 20, 2020

When I think of someone who worked hard and exhibited true perseverance her entire life, this is the woman that comes to my mind. She instilled that same work ethic in her daughters and granddaughters. That same sense of devotion was also evident in her marriage and service to the church. We all miss her, but understand that she is now home with Paw-Paw. Where she was meant to be.

Cathy Hodges

June 20, 2020

I thought we would have had more time, but pawpaw called you to be with him. Just know that you are truly missed and loved by us all.
The time we had together was wonderful. Rest In Peace.
Love you,

Barbara Ballard

June 20, 2020

to my dear mom, Thank you for all the advice you gave me the past years of my life, You were a great mom and will be missed greatly and forever in my heart, love you Barbara

Donna Ferraro

June 20, 2020

I am so sorry to learn of your mom’s passing.
Sending lots of love to you all.