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Margaret Elora Jackson Griffin

 

   

Lie-in-State:
1:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m. on February 12, 2015
Scales and Sons Funeral Home, 314 East State Street, Murfreesboro, TN 37130

Visitation with the Family:
10:30 a.m - 11:30 a.m. on Friday, February 13, 2015
Scales and Sons Funeral Home, 314 East State Street, Murfreesboro, TN 37130

Celebration of Life:
11:30 a.m. on Friday, February 13, 2015
Scales and Sons Funeral Home, 314 East State Street, Murfreesboro, TN 37130

The Service of Committal & Interment::
Following the service on Friday, February 13, 2015
Nashville National Cemetery, Madison Tn

Obituary:
Margaret Elora Jackson Griffin was born on February 14, 1921 in Rockvale, Tennessee, the seventh of eight children born to Moses Jackson and Sarah Helen Elizabeth Coffey Jackson. She was educated in the Rutherford County School System, and studied at Tennessee A&I (Tennessee State University), before eventually attending Riverside Nursing School to study and enter the field of nursing. She worked at Riverside Hospital, Meharry Hubbard Hospital, and finally at the Alvin C. York Veterans Hospital for over 25 years, from which she retired. After her retirement, her expertise as a nurse came in handy as she helped to care for her siblings when they were sick.

Mother Griffin was a Christian women, and at a young age, she joined the Original Church of God in Rockvale, Tennessee. Later she united with the East Castle Street Original Church of God in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, and she was a faithful member there and served on the Mothers Board until the time of her death.

She married Josh Griffin in 1973, and they lived in Murfreesboro until he died in 1985.

In addition to her parents, her siblings that preceded her in death were her sisters, Mrs. Etha Jane Henderson, Mrs. Lydia J. Glanton, Mrs. Willie Virginia J. Alexander, Mrs. Rubye Clara J. Rodgers, Mrs. Annie J. Crosby and Mrs. Odahlia J. Fox.

She leaves to mourn her passing, her brother, Mr. John Frank Jackson Sr. of Huntsville, Alabama; nieces, Mrs. Thelma R. Lawson of Goodlettsville, Tennessee and Mrs. Marva Wynn of Old Hickory, Tennessee; nephews, Mr. Lorenzo (Margie) B. New Jr. of Crestview, Florida and Mr. John Frank Jackson Jr. of Virginia Beach, Virginia; cousins, Mrs. Thelma Woodson of Detroit, Michigan, Mr. Jackson (Karen) A. Winsett of Lenexa, Kansas and Mrs. Lula King of Murfreesboro, Tennessee; special friends, Ms. Judy Daniels, Mrs. Daisy Davis, Mrs. Fannie Randolph and Mrs. Sammie Carolyn Wade; and other great nephews, nieces, cousins and friends.

Scales and Sons Funeral Home

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