Benjamin Griffin, Jr.

December 12, 1950 ~ September 3, 2020 (age 69)


Mr. Benjamin Griffin Jr was born on December 12, 1950 to the late Benjamin Griffin Sr & Beatrice Griffin.   Benjamin was reared in Gainesville FL, where he attended Alachua County Public Schools.  

After graduating, Benjamin continued his education by obtaining his Nursing Assistant certification.  Benjamin worked for many years as a Certified Nursing Assistant until his retirement. 

Benjamin was a loving father to his own children and a devoted uncle to his nieces and nephews.  Following his sisters untimely passing, Benjamin stepped in and took care of his sisters children as his own.

On Thursday, September 3, 2020 Benjamin answered the call of our Heavenly Father and slipped away peacefully into eternal rest.  He was preceeded in death by his sisters, Doris Mincey, Barbara Young and Ethel Mae Griffin, as well as his brother, Willie Griffin.

Those left to cherish his lasting memories; his son, Benjamin Griffin III, Malcolm Deangelo Griffin and Christopher Deon Flintroyal, his sisters, Lina Cummings and Betty Rouse, his brother, Learn Fair (Leon) and Franklin Griffin, all of Gainesville, FL, and a special Niece, Shanetha McCloud affectionately known as “Bright Eyes”, six loving grandchildrenand a host of other nieces, nephews and sorrowing friends.

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September 11, 2020

12:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Phillip & Wiley Mortuary
MELROSE, FL 32666-3902

Graveside Service
September 12, 2020

3:00 PM
Pine Grove Cemetery
401 SE 21st Avenue
Gainesville, FL 32641

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