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In Memory of

Anne James Griffin

March 20, 1916 - May 12, 2017

Obituary


Anne James Griffin, a resident of Charlotte for over five decades died peacefully in her sleep on May 12, 2017. She was surrounded in her final days by loved ones and many beautiful cards and flowers. The birds she loved to watch kept vigil at the feeder outside her window.
Anne was born in Abingdon, VA on March 20, 1916. She was happily married to the late Robert Samuel Griffin. She was the daughter of the late Worley Benham and Annie Riddle James of Abingdon. She was predeceased by two brothers, Worley and Legran and...

Anne James Griffin, a resident of Charlotte for over five decades died peacefully in her sleep on May 12, 2017. She was surrounded in her final days by loved ones and many beautiful cards and flowers. The birds she loved to watch kept vigil at the feeder outside her window.
Anne was born in Abingdon, VA on March 20, 1916. She was happily married to the late Robert Samuel Griffin. She was the daughter of the late Worley Benham and Annie Riddle James of Abingdon. She was predeceased by two brothers, Worley and Legran and two sisters, Sue Catherine James and Geraldine Mills Gaines. She is survived by one sister, Doris James Fleenor. Anne is also survived by her sons, Robert N.S. Griffin and wife, Fran of Monroe, NC and Randolph James Griffin and his late wife, Sarah Griffin; four grandchildren: Tiffany Griffin, Sherry Teague, Randolph Griffin, Jr and Robby Griffin; eight great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
The former pastor of Eastern Hills Baptist Church, the Reverend Frank Marks was a great support for Anne.
Anne's working career began at Farmers Exchange Bank in Abingdon, VA. After moving to Charlotte, she worked at J.B. Ivey's and Co. and retired from First Union Bank of Charlotte. Anne was active in church work throughout her life, inspiring young lives to become more like Christ. She was an accomplished seamstress and an avid gardener having been a member of the Woodberry Forest Garden Club. A true sportswoman, Anne enjoyed traveling, taking her two boys fishing, playing croquet, parasailing, playing and watching tennis matches and playing cards and word games with family and friends.
Anne is lovingly remembered for her adventurous spirit which was always ready to try something new; her devotion to husband and family; her optimistic outlook and her gentleness and compassion. She attributed her long life to taking each day as it comes, having fun and having faith in God.
A funeral service will be held at McEwen Funeral Service at Sharon Memorial Park on Tuesday, May 16th at 10am followed by a 3pm graveside service at Knollkreg Memorial Park in Abingdon, VA.
Memorials may be sent to Eastern Hills Baptist Church located at 4855 Albemarle Road, Charlotte NC 28205. Arrangements by McEwen Funeral Service at Sharon Memorial Park, 5716 Monroe Road, Charlotte. Condolences to the family may be offered at www.McEwenFS.com.