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Betty Sue (Smith) Griffin

January 5, 1933 ~ February 8, 2024 (age 91) 91 Years Old

Betty Griffin Obituary

Betty Sue Smith Griffin, 91, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday, February 8, 2024, in Rustburg, VA.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 PM Wednesday, February 14, 2024, at Fairview Baptist Church with Dr. Brad Stamey, Rev. Heath Lloyd and Mitchell Smith officiating.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  The family will see friends from 1:00 till 2:00PM Wednesday, February 14, 2024, at Fairview Baptist Church.

A native of Abbeville, SC, she was the daughter of the late Roy Robert and Anna Pruitt Smith and lived in Reidsville for 26 years.  Mrs. Griffin had lived in Rustburg, VA with her daughter and son-in-law for the past six years.  She was a member of Fairview Baptist Church and held a variety of jobs while at different pastorates with the last being an administrator with the N.C. Department of Labor.  She spent most of her life in ministry with her husband in N.C. and Virginia.  She was active in music ministry by serving as a choir director, pianist, and soloist in the churches where they served.  In addition, she was also active in children’s, youth, and varied missions ministries. Mrs. Griffin was preceded in death by her parents, her husband:  Rev. James A. Griffin, Sr., by her son:  James A. “Scooter” Griffin, Jr. and by a brother:  Robert Pruitt Smith.

She is survived by her daughter:  Arlene Griffin Howard (Leon) of Rustburg, VA, her brother:  Mabry Smith (Gayle) of Due West, SC, her grandchildren:  James A. Griffin III, Matt Mason (Elizabeth), Ben Mason (Megan), and Landon Griffin (Catherine), her great grandchildren:  Brayden Mason, Ryan Mason, Michael Mason, and Caitlin Palmer, as well as a host of loving nieces and nephews.

A special heartfelt thank you is given to Westminister Hospice, Lynchburg, Virginia for the care and support they provided to Mrs. Griffin during her last few weeks. Also, a special thank you to Spring Hill Community Church, Lynchburg, Virginia for the many special ways the members ministered to Mrs. Griffin, Arlene, and Leon during the last few years.

The family requests that memorials be made to:  Fairview Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, 2531 Flat Rock Road, Reidsville, NC 27320 or to the Helping Hands Ministry or the Mission Trip Fund of Bethany Baptist Church, 600 Old Hollow Road, Winston-Salem, NC 27105.

Citty Funeral Home is assisting the Griffin family and online condolences may be made on our website:  Those wishing to pay their respects and sign a register for Mrs. Griffin may come by Citty Funeral Home between the hours of 8:00 AM and 6:00 PM on Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday and between the hours of 8:00 AM and 11:00 AM on Wednesday.

~ And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away.

Revelation 21:4 (NKJV)

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February 14, 2024

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Fairview Baptist Church
2531 Flat Rock Rd.
Reidsville, NC 27320

Funeral Service
February 14, 2024

2:00 PM
Fairview Baptist Church
2531 Flat Rock Rd.
Reidsville, NC 27320


Fairview Baptist Church Cemetery Fund
2531 Flatrock Rd., Reidsville NC 27320

Bethany Baptist Church Helping Hands Ministry or Mission Trip Fund
600 Old Hollow Rd., Winston-Salem NC 27105


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