Leranell Crews Griffin

October 12, 1926August 6, 2018

Leranell Crews Griffin, born October 12, 1926, passed peacefully on August 5, 2018 at Brooks University Crossing, Jacksonville, Florida. She was a lifelong resident of Jacksonville, a graduate of Andrew Jackson High School and former employee of the City of Jacksonville. She was a loving mother, a devoted homemaker and a tireless volunteer for community and school functions. However, her main passion was her family, friends and her church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Oynel and Zona Crews; her sisters, Lucille Carmichael and Doris Guthrie; her brothers, Oynel and Marion Crews; her granddaughters, Stacia Dyan and Constance Lauren Bradley and her husband, Irvin Lenton Griffin, Jr. Leranell is survived by her son, Charles Irvin Griffin (Shelia) and her daughters, Jackie Marlene Dunlap and Janet Lynn Bradley (Duane); Five grandchildren, Melissa Laughren, Ameli Hoffman, Kelly Giftos, Kerri Drewry and Ariel Hewett and 9 great -grandchildren, Emma Laughren, Logan Laughren, Michael Giftos, Jacqueline Giftos, Jackson Drewry, Griffin Hewett, Zachary Hewett and Haleigh Hewett.

The family would like to acknowledge our deepest appreciation to The Fountains Residential Living Community (Palm Bay, Florida), Brooks University Crossing, Sandra Willett, Ernestine Joseph and Nadine Layne for the loving care and kindness shown to Leranell and her entire family.

In leu of flowers, please consider donations to Community Hospice, 4266 Sunbeam Road, Jacksonville, Florida 32257 or the Parkinson Foundation, 135 Parkinson Avenue, Staten Island, New York 10305. A memorial service for Leranell will be held at Oaklawn Chapel and Cemetery, 4801 San Jose Blvd., Jacksonville, Florida 32207, Saturday, August 11, 2018 at 11:30 AM.

We also welcome you to gather at the home of Duane and Janet Bradley to share memories after the service (1pm). The address is 12934 Palmetto Glade Drive, Jacksonville 32246.


  • Graveside Service Saturday, August 11, 2018

Leranell Crews Griffin

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Gary Mericle

August 13, 2018

Chuck and family, I am very sorry about the loss of your Mother. May the Lord give you peace and comfort at this difficult time

Darlene and Doris Dennette

August 10, 2018

Dear Janet, please know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
Darlene and Doris Dennette

Lou Frost

August 9, 2018

Chuck & Family,
May God's love and your memories comfort all of you at this most difficult time.
God Bless you all.

Robert Guthrie

August 9, 2018

My wife's sweet oldest Sister and one of my life's best friends forever. So glad I got to visit her and share memories together . I will miss her but so glad she no longer is suffering but happy in the arms of Jesus 💖