OBITUARY

Michael Eugene Griffin

March 5, 1945March 6, 2013

Michael Eugene Griffin, age 68, passed away on Wednesday, March 6, 2013, surrounded by his loving family. He was a native of Monroe, NC and a resident of Hampton for 24 years. He was a member of Full Gospel Worship Center where he served as an usher and Sunday school teacher.

Michael retired from the U.S. Navy after 20 years of service as a P-3 Orion flight engineer and maintenance technician. During his military service he achieved the level of E-7 or CPO and was awarded several commendations including the National Defense, Navy Achievement, and two battle E awards. In August of 2010, after continuing his career as an aircraft worker, he retired a second time. After 15 years of service as a test cell operator for Fleet Readiness Center – East, Cherry Point, NC. Michael was preceded in death by his parents, James F. and Jewell F. Griffin and step-mother, Frances Virginia Griffin. He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Brenda J. Griffin; children, Paul C. Griffin and wife Ebonie of Hampton, John T. Griffin and wife Renee of Ansbach, Germany, and Kathy M. Griffin of Hampton; grandchildren, Nicholas A. Griffin, Marissa E. Griffin, Shawn T. Griffin, and Amanda M. Griffin; brothers, James Kenneth Griffin and wife Barbara, and Stephen Wayne Griffin and wife Gloria; sister, Donna Griffin; step-sisters, Nancy Haley, Patricia Dawley, Debbie Heckert, and Karen VanOstrand.

The family will receive friends from 3:00 to 5:00 pm on Sunday, March 10, 2013 at Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home. A celebration of Michael's life will be held on Monday, March 11, at 11:00 am, at the funeral home with Pastor Gino Bryant presiding. Interment will follow at Parklawn Memorial Park with military honors.

Friends are encouraged to visit www.parklawn-woodfh.com to share memories and words of condolence with the family.

Arrangements are under the care of Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home, 2551 N. Armistead Avenue, Hampton, VA 23666.

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, March 10, 2013
  • Celebration of Life Service Monday, March 11, 2013
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David Turner

March 12, 2013

Dear Brenda: I am sorry for your loss. Mike was a wonderful friend. Everyone in NADEP NORVA AWG-9 shop rememebrs him fondly.

Larry Eason

March 11, 2013

I was priviledged to have gotten to know you and Mike as customers of the Marina. There is little that I can say that would ease the loss of a loved one. I extend my condolences to you and your family during this difficult time and remember that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Wendell/Glenda Jackson

March 10, 2013

Dear Brenda,
It is so hard to lose both your own husband and your sister's husband at the same time. Our hearts and thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. How wonderful that both our dear ones are
'safe in the arms of Jesus' as the hymn says. Wish we could be with you in person, but we are in spirit.
Love and prayers.
Wendell & Glenda

Val Hartwell

March 10, 2013

Dear Brenda,
Just want you to know that I'm holding you and your family in my prayers. I'm so sorry for your loss and want you to know how much we treasure the memories of you and Mike in our hearts. May the Lord give you His peace and comfort you. I know He is right there beside you giving you His strength. Much love,

Shannon Waldroup

March 10, 2013

Praying for the entire family during this difficult good-bye. Cherish the memories of your husband, father, and grandfather. He had such a gentle spirit and sweet nature.....I was blessed to have met him!

Pam Scheck

March 8, 2013

Ebonie, Paul and the Griffin Family,
Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Hold close the memories that you have in your heart and they will live on forever.

LaDonna Flint

March 8, 2013

Paul, Ebonie, and the Griffin family. I am so sorry for the loss of your husband, father, grandfather, father- in-law, and brother. Cheerish the memories that you have of him, this will always keep his spirit alive and close at heart. You all are in my prayers.

LaDonna Flint

March 8, 2013

Paul, Ebonie, and the Griffin family. I am so sorry for the loss of your husband, father, grandfather, father- in-law, and brother. Cheerish the memories that you have of him, this will always keep his spirit alive and close at heart. You all are in my prayers.

Linda Beckett-Spencer

March 8, 2013

Dear Paul, Ebonie and the Griffin Family,

Our heartfelt condolences are being sent to you all during the loss of your love one.
Keep his precious, loving memories in your hearts and he will live there forever.
Stay strong and in prayer.
Love you all,

Linda Beckett-Spencer, (Ebonie/Paul's Auntie) and the entire Beckett Family

March 8, 2013

Brenda,
I only know of you and Mike through our mutual friend Thelma Sparks, I have never had the pleasure of meeting you. However, I know how much she treasures your friendship. I am keeping you in my prayers during this time of loss, I just wanted you to know that. Carol in Maryland