Elma Ernestine "Tina" Ross Griffin

Elma Ernestine "Tina" Ross Griffin

Wakefield, VA
12.22.1937 - 09.27.2018

Elma Ernestine “Tina” Griffin died peacefully on September 27, 2018.  She is preceded in death by her husband, Dr. C.W. “Jack” Griffin Sr.; her parents, Elmer E. Ross and Hattie Borrell Ross; two sisters, Irma Molloy, Margie Hicks, and a brother, J.D. Ross.  She is survived by her brother, Wallace Edwards; two sons, Clarence Wayne Griffin, Jr. and his wife, Susan Reagan Griffin, and Ross Laine Griffin and his wife, Heather Hill Griffin; four grandchildren, Reagan Griffin, Whitney Griffin, Alexis Watkins and Allie Watkins. 

Tina was born in Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina and graduated from Roanoke Rapids high school.  After graduating, she moved to Richmond, Virginia where she attended Virginia Commonwealth University.  Tina then began employment with the state of Virginia under the Department of Agriculture, finishing her career as an assistant to the State Veterinarian of Virginia.  There she met Dr. C.W. “Jack” Griffin, and moved to Wakefield, Virginia.  She was a faithful member of the Wakefield United Methodist Church, the Women’s Club, and the Daughters of the Confederacy.  Most of all she was a wonderful mother, grandmother, and a person that believed family came first.  She will be greatly missed by her family, who loved her very much.

A funeral service will be held at 1:00 PM, Monday, October 1, 2018 at Wakefield United Methodist Church with Pastor Glenn Riggs officiating. Burial will follow at Wakefield Cemetery. The family will receive friends following the burial in the church fellowship hall. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Wakefield UMC, P.O. Box 87 Wakefield, VA 23888. R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home, Wakefield Chapel is serving the family. Condolences may be posted at www.rwbakerfh.com.

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Wakefield United Methodist Church
205 West Church Street
Wakefield, VA 23888
United States


Wakefield Cemetery
205 West Church Street
Wakefield, VA 23888
United States


My thoughts and prayers are with the family .. She was a beautiful lady inside and out ...

Linda Rose

I’m so heartbroken over the loss of Aunt T. She was such a loving and sweet person and loved by everyone she met. I will always remember the weekly trips to Richmond and how sweet and patient she was with Mom. I know in my heart Mom and Aunt Margie were there to greet her with open arms and probably still talking..Ross and Wayne I hope you will find peace.

Wendy Christian

My condolences to both Wayne, Ross and the entire Griffin Family.

Buddy Faison

My sincere condolences goes out to the family during this difficult time. May you find a measure of comfort in God's promise at Revelation 21:3,4 where we look forward to a time when there will be no more pain and death any more.  For additional comfort please visit this website: https://www.jw.org/en/bible-teachings/questions/what-is-the-resurrectio….


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