ForeverMissed
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Rosa Beatrice(Abbott) Griffin. We will remember her forever. Please light a candle, share your tributes, pictures, poem and prayers with us as we celebrate her life and legacy.  

 God's Abundant Love, Joy and Peace, today and Always.
Posted by Kristina Griffin on March 29, 2021
Ms. Rosa, I will miss you and your laughter! Your whole face lit up when you laughed so hard, you were crying. The last time I saw you, you were laughing & laughing with Jesse.

As a teenager, you were one of the first women I knew who raised children AND worked outside of the household. That inspired me as a young woman. You made it look easy but imagine it was hard sometimes.

Ms. Rosa, you made it home! Rest in the sweetness of Jesus, until we meet again.
Posted by Elijah Williams-Miles on March 29, 2021
Its sad to see Nana go we miss her dearly.We are glad to be apart of her life and we are glad that she gets to go to a better place. Rest in paradise Nana!! -Elijah and Aniyah
Posted by Shirley Witherspoon-Ford on March 28, 2021
What a beautiful memory of pictures. Made me remember the love, care and good times Mrs. Griffin showed me, my niece and nephew. My mom, Rosemary mom and Mrs. Griffin called me, Candace and Rosemary the Three Musketeers. We were blessed with mothers who were concerned about not only us but our friends. Mrs. Griffin was like mom away from home. God blessed her with 93 years of life and now has given her sweet rest. May God's love and peace comfort you Candace, Jesse, Ron and Tim during this time. Be encouraged and strengthened in the Lord and know that to be absent from us is to be present with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Love you all!
Posted by George Miles on March 28, 2021
Thank you for excepting me as your son in-law and being a loving and caring person for the past 40 years. You will be missed everyday for the rest of my life. Peace be with you!
Posted by Ann Thompson on March 27, 2021
My prayers and condolences to the Griffin Family .

We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord. 2 Corinthians 5:8
Posted by Jesse Griffin on March 27, 2021
Peace that supasses all understanding will guard your heart and your minds in Jesus the Christ! God provides! Therefore trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not to your own understanding; in all ways submit to him, and he will direct your path! So do not fear for He is with you, do not dismay, for the great I AM will strengthen you and help you with HIS RIGHTEOUS RIGHT HAND!
Be clear family that just because things aren't going your way doen't mean they aren't going God's Way! Be Grateful...Have Faith....Remember God is LOVE!
Heres to a Mother's Love!
Posted by Candace Griffin-Miles on March 24, 2021
"Let us not grow weary in well-doing, for in due season we shall reap, If we faint not ". Galatians 6:9

Lord, you are our Eternal Refuge and Strength. As we morn the Loss of our Mom, I pray that you stand with All of Us.

Hold us close in your Loving arms and provide us with strength, especially having to Celebrate from afar, and facing the obstacles placed before us. At this time I hear her say " God will make a way, if you Trust and Believe, and so I stand".

It gives us Peace, knowing that you have received Her Home. We thank you for allowing us to have such a wonder-filled, generous, wise, and loving Mother in our lives. Allowing the memories we share sustain and comfort us, until we meet again. In Jesus' name I pray.

May the Lord watch between me and thee while we are absent one from another.

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Posted by Kristina Griffin on March 29, 2021
Ms. Rosa, I will miss you and your laughter! Your whole face lit up when you laughed so hard, you were crying. The last time I saw you, you were laughing & laughing with Jesse.

As a teenager, you were one of the first women I knew who raised children AND worked outside of the household. That inspired me as a young woman. You made it look easy but imagine it was hard sometimes.

Ms. Rosa, you made it home! Rest in the sweetness of Jesus, until we meet again.
Posted by Elijah Williams-Miles on March 29, 2021
Its sad to see Nana go we miss her dearly.We are glad to be apart of her life and we are glad that she gets to go to a better place. Rest in paradise Nana!! -Elijah and Aniyah
Posted by Shirley Witherspoon-Ford on March 28, 2021
What a beautiful memory of pictures. Made me remember the love, care and good times Mrs. Griffin showed me, my niece and nephew. My mom, Rosemary mom and Mrs. Griffin called me, Candace and Rosemary the Three Musketeers. We were blessed with mothers who were concerned about not only us but our friends. Mrs. Griffin was like mom away from home. God blessed her with 93 years of life and now has given her sweet rest. May God's love and peace comfort you Candace, Jesse, Ron and Tim during this time. Be encouraged and strengthened in the Lord and know that to be absent from us is to be present with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Love you all!
her Life
Rosa Beatrice (Abbott) Griffin, departed this earthly plane, Thursday, March 18, 2021 at the age of 93.

She was the eldest daughter of the late George W. and Beatrice Randolph Abbott, born December 18,1927 in Appomattox County, Virginia.

Her early life and education was in Lynchburg, Virginia, where she graduated from Dunbar Senior High School.

Affectionately called "Lil Momma", by her siblings. She maintained a close relationship with her brothers and sisters. They shared holidays, birthdays, dinners and random get togethers. Now they are together again rejoicing with their Father, Mother, and her son Sandy with the Lord.  What a  Glorious Day!

Although small in stature, she was a force to be reckoned with, worldly and wise.  She was a very devoted mother, sister, daughter and a generous caring friend, asking nothing in return.  She would always say,  "Trust in the Lord, he will make a way."

She loved cooking, an excellent one at!  Would never let you leave her house with offering you a meal.  She cooked elaborate holiday meals, and it was an open invitation to all.

Growing up, she was the neighborhood Mom, where her children's friends, her nieces and nephews were always present. It was a lively household with good food, esp. hand beaten pound cake and music.

Her windows were always filled with plants and flowers. She had gardens with roses, flowers and vegetables.

She was a news buff, would listen to the news daily and still read the newspaper cover to cover.  If you wanted to know anything that had happened in the news, she would know.  She would have her magnifying glass reading, when her sight began to fail.

Rosa loved hearing stories about the antics of her grand and great-grand kids. She had a special laugh, you always wanted to hear.  When she was able, she was present at their special events, birthdays, graduations, school concerts and plays.  Even when she was in distress, she hardly complained but was there for others when they were in need.

She had a special way of teaching life lessons, with little antidotes, that made you think, then figure out the right or wrong of a situation.  She would say, "until you figure it out for yourself, you won't understand the meaning of it."  One of my favorites is " nothing hurts a failure, but a try".   When you get that moment of clarity, you were grateful for the wisdom it imparted.

A long time member of Bibleway Church, in Washington, D.C. She was a member of the Willing Workers Club and the Choir.  When she no longer could attend, she had a battery operated radio, she used to listen to the Sunday Broadcast.

She leaves to cherish her memory sons: Richard, Jesse, Ronald and Timothy, daughter Candace, their spouses.  Also nephews, neices, grand, great-grand children, her god-daughter Francis Carter and a host of relatives and friends.



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Safe in His arms

Shared by Kristina Griffin on March 31, 2021
Richard, Jesse, Ron and Candace, Rosa is Safe in His arms.

Shared by Jesse Griffin on March 28, 2021
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