January 2020 Obituaries


From January, 2020

Elaine Henderson Griffin

Memorial services were scheduled for Elaine Henderson Griffin at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020 at Autry Funeral Home Chapel in Frankston. She was laid to rest at Wofford Cemetery.

She passed away Tuesday, Jan. 21 at the East Texas Hospice of Tyler. 

Elaine Griffin

Elaine Henderson Griffin


She was born Feb. 15, 1934 in Frankston.

She is preceded in death by her parents the late Rev. Lector Henderson and wife Mae; and sisters, Maxine Wheeler and Frankie Buchanan.

Elaine, having been the daughter of a minister and married a minister, was very active in Christian Ministry for most of her life. She and her husband Rev. Griffin recently retired from pastoral ministry which spanned 68 years at churches in Neches, Rusk, Bullard and Frankston. She was an excellent teacher of the word.

Elaine was a devoted Christian, a loving mother, a wonderful grandmother, a delightful and joyous wife and a loyal and true friend to many. She has left many wonderful memories and good examples to follow. She is now enjoying her eternal reward.

Left to cherish her memory are her husband of 68 years, Rev. Jessie Griffin; son, Michael Griffin and wife Tammy of Frankston; daughter, Lisa Michele Williams and husband Mark of Charlotte, NC. Her sister is Nelda Melton of Frankston and brothers, Harold Henderson and wife Betty of Emerald Bay and Ronald Henderson and wife Pat of Frankston. She is also survived by five grandchildren who brought great joy into her life: Caleb Griffin, Drew, Lauren, Bret and Luke Williams: numerous cousins and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Jon Lundmark, Jaco Bosschaart, Richard Bussey, Johnnie Day, Kent Kalb and Mike Robison.

The family received friends on Friday evening, Jan. 24 from 5-7 p.m. at Autry Funeral Home, Frankston.

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