- 66 years old
- Date of birth: Mar 18, 1949
- Date of passing: Aug 6, 2015
|Let the memory of Grady be with us forever|
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Grady Griffin, 66, born on March 18, 1949 and passed away on August 6, 2015. We will remember him forever.
Memorial Service for Grady Griffin Tuesday Aug. 18
A memorial service to honor Grady Griffin will be held Tuesday Aug.18 at 6PM at The Chicago South Loop Hotel in the State Street Room located at 11 W 26th street.Repast to follow
After a 4 year fight with cancer,Grady answered the Lord's call to come home on August 6,2015.
He is survived by his wife, Diane, his 4 step children,Charlene,Michael, Christina, & Christopher: his 3 children Anji, Tonette,& Corey, and a host of granchildren, nieces and nephews and cousins.
Grady was a soft-spoken,caring, family-oriented man. His life was dedicated to serving others, his country, and his family.He joined the Army in 1969 right out of high school.Even his employment reflected his spirit of giving: Northwestern Hospital,school bus driver, developmental trainer at Abraham Lincoln Centre, he always gave 100% at any task he undertook.
"He called me his 'Twinkle Toes'.
As Tuesday gets closer, I can think of so many things that I learned from Grady Griffin.
He taught me the real deal about history and the Black revolutionary movement.
He introduced me to good brandy!
He taught me to have fun and he taught me to be cool.
I can't help myself from mentioning how cool he was. Grady was the teacher of cool! He kept his head under pressure, he was hilarious, and just very good company.
There was a very VERY horrible moment in my life and there wasn't many people that had my back the way he did.
I use to call him Mr. Griffin, and he couldn't stand it. He was such a reserved person and he came across like he didn't want anyone to worry about him.
He will be missed :'-("
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