McEwen Funeral Home of Monroe

204 South Main Street, Monroe, NC


Geraldine Griffin

September 15, 1933June 24, 2020

Geraldine "Dinky" Griffin of Monroe passed away on June 24, 2020. She was the daughter of the late John and Wilma Williamson. Dinky is predeceased by her loving husband of 65 years, Kenneth H. Griffin; sons, Steven Scott Griffin and Kenneth H. Griffin Jr. and sister, Audrey Bechtold. She is survived by her son, Eric Griffin of Monroe; two daughters, Beth Hooper of Charlotte and Lisa Bock and husband Father Mikel Bock of Rock Hill; four granddaughters, Stefanie Geil and husband, Ron, Amber Hilliard and husband Zack, Kelsey Hooper and Cameron Hooper; three great-grandchildren, Wyatt Chapman, Morgan Hilliard and Ava Grace Hooper, and 2 nieces, Debbie Bechtold Faria, Nancy Bechtold Conkle and one nephew, Matthew Bechtold.

Dinky retired from Belk after more than 20 years of service and also served as church secretary at W. Monroe Baptist Church. She loved to spend her time reading, travelling and shopping. Dinky was a longtime member of W. Monroe Baptist and later at Oakland Baptist Church.

The family will receive friends on Monday, June 29 from 1:00 until 2:00 pm at McEwen Funeral Home of Monroe. A Graveside Service will follow at 2:30 pm at Lakeland Memorial Park.

The family would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to the staff of Hospice of Union County for their dedication and superior care of Dinky over the last year.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Hospice of Union County, 700 W. Roosevelt Blvd., Monroe, NC 28110.

McEwen Funeral Home of Monroe is honored to serve the Griffin family.


  • Visitation

    Monday, June 29, 2020

  • Graveside Service

    Monday, June 29, 2020


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Jane Pressley

June 27, 2020

The girls and I are so sorry to hear about Dinky. She and Pete were so special to us and we loved all those get togethers. I know you are all so hurt and also happy that they are together with no more pain and no more tears. We love you.

Rebecca Hill

June 26, 2020

Lisa and Family,
I am so sorry for your loss. Your Mama was a beautiful and kind woman who made everyone feel special. I remember playing at your house as a child and having such fun. Our parents were forever friends as were our grandparents. I know Heaven is celebrating your sweet Mom home! Sending you all my thoughts and prayers.

Ed and Dianne Caldwell

June 26, 2020

We have so many happy memories of wonderful times shared with Ken and Dinky. She was a kind loving lady and we remember trips, shopping, church, music and much laughter together. Prayers for Eric, Beth and Lisa as you grieve the loss of wonderful parents. Sending our love to all your family. Ed and Dianne

Janice Suter

June 26, 2020

Beth, Lisa and Eric I am so sorry for your loss. I have such nice memories of Aunt Dinky and Uncle Pete. I remember when we were all much younger and celebrating the holidays when we would come down from VA. It’s hard to believe our parents are gone and we’re the adults now. Time passes so quickly! Sending love and prayers! Janice

Claudette Kay

June 25, 2020

Geraldine was a wonderful friend. I will sure miss her. I will be praying for her family.

Julie Cook

June 25, 2020

I am so sorry for your loss. I know it was an awesome home coming for her and Kenneth. I am here if you need anything.
love you,

Julie Cook


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