Marie Bullard Griffin

July 2, 1935 ~ January 22, 2022 (age 86)


Marie Bullard Griffin,86, of Rockingham passed away Saturday, January 22, 2022. She was born July 2, 1935 in Richmond County, a daughter of the late Luther and Willard Scott Bullard.

She was a member of Faith Free Will Baptist Church and the church choir. Marie enjoyed teaching the Mother’s Sunday School Class at Maple St. Free Will Baptist Church for many years. She is best known for her crockpot Steak and Gravy and her homemade Pineapple Cream Cheese Cakes. Her late husband “Mr. Griffin” and her enjoyed their grape vineyard and customers they had. A lot of them became like family over the years. Her love for working at Burlington Industries never ended. She made many friends throughout the years of working there. After retiring she became a homemaker. Her work was never done. Her and her husband raised three boys and a daughter. She loved all of her grandkids and great grands but one of her most cherished joy was helping raise her grandson Griffin Manivanh. There is nothing like a Mother’s Love. And she was a true image of that. Mrs. Griffin was a Godly Mother and praying mother. She will be dearly missed by many and reunited by many along with her Lord and Savior and the Love of her life of 62 years, Mr. Murray Griffin.

She was preceded in death by her husband Elbert Murray Griffin and her siblings Bruce Bullard, Leonard Bullard, Norman “Knot” Bullard, Larry Bullard and Gail Bullard.

Funeral services will be Thursday, January 27, 2022 at 3:00 p.m. at Faith Free Will Baptist Church with Rev. David Lee officiating. Burial will follow at Richmond Co. Memorial Park.

Surviving her children, Kenneth Wayne Griffin, Timothy Murray Griffin, Anthony Gregg Griffin, and Becky Marie Griffin (Steven) Manivanh; Brother, Charles Bullard; Grandchildren, Deborah Griffin Harding (Justin), Dusty Owens, Alan Griffin, Griffin Manivanh; Great grandchildren, Owen Whitley and Nicklaus Whitley; beloved daughter-in-law, Dorothy Owens Griffin; special nieces and nephews, Vickie Wilkerson, Susan Moore, Faye Byrd and James Griffin.

The family will receive friends Thursday, January 27, 2022 from 2-3 prior to the service at the church.

Memorials may be made to Faith Free Will Baptist Church, 657 Airport Rd., Rockingham, NC 28379.

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