Mrs. Ella Griffin

Mrs. Ella Griffin


Greetings in this Season of Advent.

Let us remember with thanksgiving the life of Mrs. Ella Griffin who died on November 24, 2015 at the age of 88 at her home in Tyron, NC. Ella was the widow of Rev. Reese Griffin who served our conference for over 40 years.

Ella was born in Chester County, SC and was the daughter of the late James and Nancy Goudelock. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 60 years Reese Griffin in 2008, and a son, Reese Griffin Jr. in 2002.

Rev. Griffin began his pastoral service in the North Georgia Conference where he received his license to preach in 1940; was ordained a deacon in 1947, and ordained an elder in 1960. Reese became a full member of the NY Conference in 1962. During his time with our conference, Rev. Griffin served the congregations in Monroe, NY; Bayside; Plainville; Windsted and New Milford, CT. He was appointed as the coordinator of the Upper Catskills Larger Parish in 1984, and served in that position until his retirement in 1988.

Ella is survived by two sons William Griffin of Tryon, NC and James Griffin of Lester, NC. The funeral was held on December 19.

Blessings to her family at this time of loss.