The funeral service will be conducted at 1:00 P.M., Saturday, December 12, 2015 at Jerusalem Grove Baptist Church, Smithville, Georgia, where Reverend Ricky Cladd is pastor. Bishop Dr. Melvin McCluster of Friendship Missionary Baptist Church will officiate. Interment will follow in Eastview Cemetery, Ashby Street, Americus, Georgia.
Mr. Ernest James Griffin, Jr., better known as “Snook,” was born in Sumter County, Georgia on April 7, 1947 to the parentage of Ernest Griffin, Sr. and the late Louise King Griffin. Ernest was a people person, for he loved his family and was always telling jokes that kept you laughing. He received his education in Sumter County School System. He joined First Bronwood Baptist Church in Bronwood, Georgia at an early age. He was preceded in death by his mother, Louise King Griffin, and a brother, Connie Will Griffin. After 30 dedicated years of service, he retired from Davison Rubber Company as a press operator.
Ernest leaves to cherish his memories to his loving children, Marsha Griffin Robinson (Jamie), Karen Griffin Reddick, both of Americus, Georgia, and Courtney Griffin, Albany, Georgia; a father, Ernest Griffin, Sr., Americus, Georgia; seven grandchildren, Shawn Robinson, Jr., Fort Valley, Georgia, Larayshia Reddick, Johnisha Johnson, Naykhia Reddick, and Kanorris Reddick, all of Americus, Georgia, Elaysia Stewart, and Elysia Stewart, both of Albany, Georgia; four great grandchildren, Cedric Gatewood, Jr., Carlie Gatewood, Jayden Johnson, and Leah Gatewood, Americus, Georgia; four sisters, Peggy Patterson (Will), Akron, Ohio, Shirlean Adams, Americus, Georgia, Pearline G. Marlin (Harold), Albany, Georgia and Joyce A. Dice, Midland, Georgia; one brother, Albert D. Griffin, Americus, Georgia; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, cousins, and devoted friends.