Evangeline Funeral Home

314 E Saint Peter St, New Iberia, LA


Mary Arnella Griffing

February 25, 1955July 7, 2019

A native of Jackson, MS and resident of New Iberia, LA, Mary Arnella Griffing passed away on Sunday, July 7, 2019 at her residence. She was 65.

Mary was born in Jackson, MS on February 25, 1955 to the late Rutherford and Hosea Ann “Cissy” Mullen Griffing. She was a kind and loving woman who enjoyed restoring old cars, riding horses, and working with her hands. She especially loved Harley Davidsons and Chihuahuas. Mary was a truck driver for several years. She was loved by her family and will be truly and deeply missed by all those who knew and loved her.

She is survived by her daughter, Kelli Simonton; grandsons, William “Jack” Jackson Simonton and Max F. Simonton; sisters, Sharon A. Landry Major and Cynthia L. Mancuso; nieces and nephews, Brian Wise, Rebecca Davis, Blake Landry, Robert Landry, Jennifer Kohl, Lindsey Mancuso, Haylie Mancuso, and Brandi Mancuso; and fur baby, Chesney Louise

She is preceded in death by her parents; and sister, Betsy S. Griffing.

In accordance with her wishes, there will be no services for Mrs. Griffing.

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Evangeline Funeral Home of New Iberia is in charge of arrangements.


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Sharron Majors

July 13, 2019

This was my sister.I loved her so much.We went places together.Some times we didn’t see each other much, but she was 6 years younger than me. And she would often remind me of this..I am going to miss her so much. She called me Sherry that was my nickname. We use to ride horses together.