Gloria Williams Griffin was born on December 4, 1956 to Angulis James Williams, Sr. and CarrieWilliams. Raised in Langley, SC as the youngest of five daughters and twin brothers, Gloria is predeceased by her father. For the past 21 years, she was married to her loving and devoted husbandArthur Lee Griffin and lived in North Augusta, SC until the time of her death. Gloria has one son,
Ronnie James Stewart, who was her life’s joy.
Gloria graduated from Langley-Bath-Clearwater High School in 1974, where she was a standout athlete
as a member of the girls’ basketball
team. For the past 28 years, she worked as an employee of the U.S.Postal Service where she greeted many citizens of Aiken County with her warm and beautiful smile and professional demeanor. Gloria was recognized by her peers and served as secretary to the AmericanPostal Workers Union Local 1581.Gloria was a member of Carey Hill Baptist Church in Edgefield, SC, where she served in the DeaconessMinistry. Along with her husband, Arthur, she helped found the Christians in Unity organization whose purpose is to serve the elderly and those in need. Through their efforts, many, many families havereceived assistance with housing improvements through the South Carolina Housing Trust Fund. Gloriaworked tirelessly on fundraisers to support their mission work, including the annual signature event, the
-off, featuring amateur cooks from church and the community.In her spare time, Gloria loved to travel along with her husband. In addition to numerous cruises to theCaribbean, Mexico and Jamaica, they often organized groupshopping trips and spent time travelling throughout much of theSoutheast.Gloria leaves to cherish her memory her mother, Carrie Williams of Langley, S.C.; her husband, Arthur L. Griffin of North Augusta,SC, her son Ronnie J. (Criselda) Stewart of Honolulu, Hawaii; four sisters: Dorothy Pierce of New York, NY, Geneva Walker of Baltimore, MD, Rosalind (Carl) Smith of Aiken, SC, and OdessaWilliams of Aiken, SC; two brothers: Angulis (Lula Mae)Williams, Jr. of Langley, SC and James (Velma) Williams of BelAir, MD and a godsister, Gwendolyn Corker of Augusta, GA. Alsoleft to mourn are six stepdaughters: Debra (Arnold) Griffin of North Augusta, SC, Diane Griffin of Augusta, GA, Deidre Griffinof Conyers, GA, Therese Griffin of Lexington, SC, Sharon Griffin,of Conyers, GA, and Monique (Anthony) Gunby of Augusta, GA;two stepsons Andrew (Debra) Griffin of Augusta, GA and KennethGriffin of Columbia, SC; six nephews; one niece; a special familyfriend, Sandra Mathis, and a host of grandchildren, great nieces andnephews, extended family and friends.