Jean Griffin


Jean Emery Griffin, 84, of China Spring, passed away on Saturday, November 29, 2014.

Funeral Services: 10 AM, Wednesday, Dec. 3, at Ridin’ High Cowboy Church in China Spring with Rev. Mark Griffin officiating. Burial will follow at Rosemound Cemetery.

Visitation: 6 to 8 PM, Tuesday, Dec. 2, at Lake Shore Funeral Home, 5201 Steinbeck Bend, Waco.

Jean Griffin was born July 18, 1930 in Waco to Frank and Eva Emery. In 1948 she married John Richard Griffin and together they had five children. Until her retirement, Jean worked as a lab technician at Providence Hospital and Waco Clinical Pathology Labs. Jean was a faithful member of Ridin’ High Cowboy Church and had a passion for the Lord Jesus Christ as well as her loving family.

Jean is preceded in death by her parents, Frank Eugene Emery and Eva (Bean) Emery; and a sister.

Survivors include her husband of 66 years, John R. Griffin of China Spring; children, Glen Griffin and wife, Jan of China Spring, Lynn Griffin and wife, Linda of China Spring, Janice Pelton and husband, Harold of Bellmead, Joyce Epps and husband, Robert of West, and Mark Griffin and wife, Dahna of China Spring; numerous grandchildren; and a sister, Mary Drake and husband, George of California.

Pallbearers will be Jean’s grandsons, Randy Griffin, Darrell Griffin, J.W. Whitaker, Robert Pustejovsky, Jr., Dustin Pustejovsky, Clint Griffin and Timothy Griffin. Honorary pallbearers will be Larry LeMay and Glenn Glass.

The family would like to offer a special thanks to Jean’s hospice nurse, Rachel Barber, all the staff at Scott and White Hospice, and the Baylor Scott and White Hospital 4th floor staff.

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Condolence Messages

  1. Johnny and Sharon Ferrill

    So sorry to hear about a very special lady to us.

  2. Mrs. Griffin was a sweet and inspiring woman. God has gained a special angel.

  3. I know you will miss her, but try to remember she is walking with Jesus now.

  4. chelsie & trisha bennett

    Our condolences and prayers are with the family…….. She was a great woman she will be missed….. God Bless

  5. My deepest sympathy for the Griffin family and friends on the loss of one so dear to all. May God give you peace in knowing she is now walking hand in hand with Jesus, another Saint gone home. I know she will be greatly missed.

    In Christian love,
    Cynthia Lawson

  6. Jackie and Ron Blaschke

    Wishing you peace as you go through this time of remembering all the good times. Our thoughts and prayers are for you.

  7. John,
    I remember so well when you and Jean began dating. 66 years of love and devotion is certainly a record to be cherished always. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    C.N. Murphy
    Classmate & N. 9th Street Neighbor

  8. Patrick & Cindy Carey

    Cindy and I were saddened to have just heard of Jean’s passing, yet this is tempered by our conviction that she is more alive than ever with Our Lord and Savior at this moment. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time and wish wish all of you Peace >

  9. Scott and Schultzie Smith


    Scott and I just wanted to send our love and let you know you are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Love you,

  10. sorry to hear about your mother.

    aaron & sue miller

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