Eileene Dempsey Griffith

July 27, 1939November 25, 2019

Eileene Dempsey Griffith, 80, of Montgomery, AL, passed away on Monday, November 25, 2019. She was born July 27, 1939 in Weston, WV to the late Alice Carey and Thomas Dempsey and Ernest “Paw Paw” Cowan. She graduated high school in Weston, WV in 1956 and attended Kent State University, Kent, OH. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Montgomery, AL and involved with Stephen Ministries at First UMC.

She was preceded in death by her husband’s Robert L. Griffith and Jim Hardee, and her son Charles “Charly” Griffith, and a special friend H. Ray Evans. She is survived by her children, Bobby Griffith (Cornelia), Lesa Griffith Keith (Al), Charles L. Griffith; daughter-in-law, Beverly Griffith; Grandchildren Oliver Griffith, Hunter Keith, Griff Keith, Kelsea Garrett (Walker), Tyler Griffith, Kendall Williams (Matt), Kirstyn Griffith and Conley Griffith; great grandchildren, Robert Walker Garrett, Jr., Jackson Williams and Noland Williams.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at First United Methodist Church on Sunday, December 1, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. with visitation held one hour prior to the service. Burial will follow at Alabama Heritage Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the First UMC, Stegall Seminary Scholarship Fund, and Montgomery Symphony or charity of one’s choice.


  • Visitation Sunday, December 1, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Service Sunday, December 1, 2019


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Ann Linder

November 30, 2019

I am so very sorry to hear of Eileene's passing. She stood in front of me in our tai chi class for years, and we shared many comments and much laughter as we worked to master the form. She was a lovely woman, and a pleasure to know. I shall miss her.

Mary Briers

November 30, 2019

I have only known Maw Maw for a few years, but in that time I grew to love her like a sister. She had a beautiful way of making you feel welcomed. We shared one thing in common, we both loved Lesa and Kelsea. She will be missed by all of us. My one regret is ..I didn’t get to know her earlier. One thing that I am most thankful that she got to welcome Little Walker to the world.

Wendy (Bo) Huebner-Dunn

November 29, 2019

When I moved to Alabama for a short time Eileen and Lesa, and family took me in. Eileen helped me get a job at Turner Homes Inc. She was an Angel to me. I never heard her say a negative word/ comment about anyone. She radiated kindness and warmth and selflessness to me. Her legacy continues in her children. ♥️. They will “all” always be in my heart and are truly rooted in me as my family.