Dolores C. Griffin
April 29, 1934 - July 15, 2012
Dolores C. Griffin was born in Camden, NJ on April 29, 1934. At an early age, she moved to Caroline County, Dawn, VA where she spent her early childhood years. There she met and married Melvin Courtney and from this union came James (preceded her in death) and Brenda Denise (Celio). She later moved to Washington, DC and married Bernard Griffin (preceded her in death). From this union came Donald (Tina), Ronald (Toree), Caraline Dolores (Wayne), Patricia Dian and Reginald Anthony (preceded her in death), 2 step children, Beji and Deborah Lynn, nine grandchildren, James Jr, Lacy, Alicia, Monique, Brandon, Steven, Courtney, Tamika and Alexis 1 great grandchild, Khari.
Dee (as she was affectionately called) enjoyed life, family and friends. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother and friend. She enjoyed Sunday dinners with the family as well as any gathering that involved friends. She so enjoyed her surprise visits from her son-in-law Celio, her "buddy", as well as phone calls from her close friend, Margaret (Tina).
Dee enjoyed gospel music and oldies and would often stay up late listening to her favorite cd's from Gladys Knight and the Pips, Al Green, Marvin Gaye and more. She was also an avid game show watcher.
Another love of her was that of her family dog "Snowball". Until her recent illness, she would get up every morning and tend to his needs. She looked forward to walking and playing games with him. He enjoyed when she wasn't paying attention and he could grab a piece of food on her plate.
Dee spent over 35 years as a Certified Geriatric Nursing Assistant at St. Thomas Moore Rehabilitation Center (formerly Carroll Manor) in Hyattsville, MD until her retirement in 2009. She was a devoted employee there and never called in sick. This profession fit her well as she so loved helping others.
She often put her needs aside to help anyone in need. Dee also leaves a host of cousins, nieces, nephews, and special friends. She will forever be in our hearts. Sleep Well. Until we meet again. Respectfully submitted by the family.
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