Melinda Gail Lynn Griffith, age 66, of Mansfield, passed away on Monday, Jan. 9, 2017, at St. Mary’s Good Samaritan Hospital in Greensboro.
Melinda Griffith was a lifelong resident of Jasper County. Her parents were the late Thomas Woodrow Lynn and Opal Mae Folds Lynn. Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her son, Chris Griffith; first grandson, James Lee Smith; sisters, Janice Ramey and Barbara Lynn; and brother, Wade Lynn.
Melinda was a homemaker and drove a school bus for Jasper County for six years. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She loved spending time with her family, reading; and could quote scripture from memory.
She is survived by her loving husband of 48 years, Jimmy L. Griffith of Mansfield; daughters, Darlene (Tim Montgomery) Stapp of Mansfield, Margaret (Tony) Smith of Monticello, and Tanya (Clay) Elliott of Social Circle; grandchildren, Brittany Stapp, Abby Stapp, Tiffany Smith, Allen Smith and Troy Barlow; and great grandson, Cameron Wade.
A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m., Friday, Jan. 13, 2017, at Talmadge Cemetery, Rock Eagle Road, Monticello, Georgia. Pastor Gary Day will officiate.
Serving as pallbearers will be Troy Barlow, Chris Minnoia, Clay Elliott, Allen Smith, Oscar Cote and Glynn Wade.
The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m., Friday, Jan. 13, 2017, at Jordan Funeral Home 264 Hillsboro Street, Monticello, Georgia 31064.
Jordan Funeral Home, of Monticello, is in charge of arrangements. Please visit our website at www.jordanfuneralhomemonticello.com.