George A. Smith & Sons Funeral Home

2812 North Highland, Jackson, TN


Norma Lee Griggs

February 2, 1927October 31, 2019

Norma Griggs passed away on Thursday evening, October 31, 2019 in her home at the age of 92.

A native of Crockett County, she was born on February 2, 1927. She was preceded in death by her husband Percy “E.” Griggs; her parents, William Isaac and Lucille Coburn; and sisters, Willie B. Hinesley of Brownsville, TN, and LaVelle Owen of Oklahoma. Norma enjoyed gardening and spending time outdoors. She was devoted in service to her immediate family; this love and care frequently overflowed to children and other members of her extended family.

Her professional energy was dedicated to the business that she and her husband began. She retired from Northside Lumber Company following many years of entrepreneurship.

Norma is survived by her son, Kent Griggs of Jackson; daughter, Leann Griggs of Memphis; granddaughter, Mallory (Will) Record of Jackson; sister, Minnizelle Pinson of Virginia; brother-in-law Trice Griggs of Memphis; and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family will be receiving friends on Monday, November 4, 2019 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM at George A. Smith and Sons Funeral Home North Chapel. With Wayne Foropoulos officiating, funeral service will begin at 1:00 PM with burial following at Highland Memorial Gardens.

The family would like to especially thank Carol Royal, Karen Rogers, and Jennifer Hopper for the loving and compassionate care they gave Norma during her illness.

Memorial contributions may be directed to Le Bonheur Children's Hospital or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.


  • Visitation with Friends and Loved Ones Monday, November 4, 2019
  • The Funeral Service Monday, November 4, 2019


Norma Lee Griggs

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