Marylene F. Griffin

January 19, 1937January 28, 2012

Marylene F. Griffin, 75, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, January 28, 2012. Funeral services will be held on Monday, 2:00 p.m. at Shining Light Baptist Church with Rev. Jimmy Dillon and Rev. David E. Neese officiating. Burial will follow at Guilford Memorial Park.

Marylene was born on January 19, 1937 in Guilford County, NC, the daughter of R.D. and Doshia Whitley Fields. On December 24, 1958, she and her loving husband D.H. Griffin were married. The following year, together, they started the D.H. GriffinWrecking Company and have worked together for the last 54 years. They were charter members of Shining Light Baptist Church.

Marylene was a devoted and loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and sister. She was always there like a mother to all the D.H. Griffin employees, she will be deeply missed by all.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Lawrence D. Fields, Clifton “Doodle” Fields and Paul Fields and sister, Lois Fields. Those left to cherish her memory are her loving husband, D.H. Griffin; children, Benita Griffin Mitchell and husband Johnny, Melody Griffin London and husband Lee,David Griffin Jr. and wife Donna; grandchildren; Johnny Mitchell JR., Amber McGee and husband Chris, Heather Mitchell, Deven Griffin, Dakota Griffin, Brooke London, David Griffin III, Matthew Padgett II, and Hunter Flippin; great grandchildren; Peyton McGee and Cooper McGee and sister, Mildred Fields Neese and husband Rev. David E. Neese; brothers-in-law; Jimmy Griffin and Sammy Moore and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family wants to thank all the nurses and doctors at both Wesley Long and Moses Cone Hospitals for the concern and care given to Marylene and the family.

The family will receive friends on Sunday evening from 5 to 8 p.m. at Shining Light Baptist Church, 4530 W. Wendover Ave, Greensboro, NC 29409.


  • Funeral Service Monday, January 30, 2012
  • Visitation Sunday, January 29, 2012

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May 18, 2012

Melody, Benita, David, and D.H., I just found out that Marylene passed, when I saw the banner for the Golf tournament. I am so sorry for your loss. She is in Heaven with our Lord and all the family that has gone before. She was such a sweet lady. We were related on my Grandmother Portia James Fields Brown's side of the family.
My Love and Prayers for you all today and always. Pamela Pierce Chrismon

David Hall

February 11, 2012

We are so sorry to hear of your loss of Miss Griffin. My father told me that she had past and I realized how much she meant to me and my family. I told my kids about her after talking to my father for at least an hour about the Griffin family, and the memories of working with them. Again, we are sorry about the loss of the Matriac of a great family. Sincerly, David Hall and family.

Richard & Diann Feeley

February 8, 2012

We are sorry to hear of your loss. May God bless the family. Our son, Jeffrey Feeley, spoke of her so many times as being such a special lady.

Nancy Hector

February 5, 2012

DH, David Jr. and Family, I am so sorry to hear about Mrs. Griffin's passing. She was a beautiful and special lady to so many, she will never be forgotten. May God bless you and keep you strong.

Carolyn Lashley-Simpson

February 3, 2012

Ihave so many memories of Mrs. Griffin.I worked for your family several years ago. I can just see her glowing with her whole family around her.She so loved her husband,and I remember how proud she was of her children and her grandchildren.She was a wonderful person.I know she will be missed so much.God be with your family.Love Carolyn Lashley Simpson

February 2, 2012

DH and David Jr,
I am so sorry for your loss. I remember meeting Marylene at the demolition convention years ago. She treated me like we had known each other for years. She was one special person. We will keep your family in our prayers.

Drew Lammers

Patti Petree

February 2, 2012

John and I just learned of the loss of David's mother. We have been praying for you guys. Love to you all.

Cynthia Murray

February 1, 2012

My Aunt
I thought I saw your face today
In the sparkle of the morning sun.
And then I heard the angel say
“Her work on earth is done.”

I thought I heard your voice today
Then laugh her hearty laugh.
And then I heard the angel say
“There's peace little one at last.”

I thought I felt your touch today
In the breeze that rustled by.
And then I heard the angel say
“The spirit never dies.”

I thought that you had left me
For the stars so far above.
And then I heard the angel say
“She left you with her love.”

I thought that I would miss you
And never find my way.
And then I heard the angel say
“She's with you every day.”

February 1, 2012

Griffin Family,
We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. God bless you.

Davis Power Wash

Dave Norbury

February 1, 2012

So very sorry to hear about your mother. Barb and I will keep you in our prayers.