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Gloria Williams Griffin was born on December 4, 1956 to Angulis James Williams, Sr. and Carrie Williams.

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 husband Arthur Lee Griffin and lived in North Augusta, SC until the time of her death. Gloria has one son, Ronnie James Stewart, who was her lifes 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 American Postal Workers Union Local 1581. Gloria was a member of Carey Hill Baptist Church in Edgefield, SC, where she served in the Deaconess Ministry. 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 have received assistance with housing improvements through the South Carolina Housing Trust Fund. Gloria worked tirelessly on fundraisers to support their mission work, including the annual signature event, the Chefs Cook-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 the Caribbean, Mexico and Jamaica, they often organized group shopping trips and spent time travelling throughout much of the Southeast. 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 Odessa Williams of Aiken, SC; two brothers: Angulis (Lula Mae) Williams, Jr. of Langley, SC and James (Velma) Williams of Bel Air, MD and a godsister, Gwendolyn Corker of Augusta, GA. Also left to mourn are six stepdaughters: Debra (Arnold) Griffin of North Augusta, SC, Diane Griffin of Augusta, GA, Deidre Griffin of 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 Kenneth Griffin of Columbia, SC; six nephews; one niece; a special family friend, Sandra Mathis, and a host of grandchildren, great nieces and nephews, extended family and friends.

Presiding Rev. Nathaniel Irvin, Sr., Pastor Old Storm Branch Baptist Church Processional Opening Selection.Combined Choir, Carey Hill Baptist Church Invocation.Rev. Dr. Adeline Middleton Carey Hill Baptist Church Old Testament: Psalm 121:1-8Rev. Charlie Jones Mount Transfiguration Baptist Church New Testament: 2 Corinthians 1:1-4..Rev. Helena Thomas Mount Transfiguration Baptist Church Remarks..Rev. George L. Brightharp Mount Canaan Baptist Church Musical Selection..Wayne and Natalie Preston

Reflections
(3 minutes) Christians in Unity - Sister Betty Myers Church Member Sister Sharryl Turner Friend Sister Brigitte Smith Friend Brother Ryan B. Words of Comfort...Rev. Clarence Hill, Pastor Mount Transfiguration Baptist Church Solo.Brother Ronnie Shoultz Eulogy..Rev. Clifford Williams, Pastor Carey Hill Baptist Church Recessional.Combined Choir, Carey Hill Baptist Church Internment Sunset Memorial Gardens 2648 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Graniteville, SC Repast Immediately Following Graveside Service Old Storm Branch Baptist Church Family Life Center

Life is but a Stopping Place


Life is but a stopping place, A pause in what's to be, A resting place along the road, to sweet eternity. We all have different journeys, Different paths along the way, We all were meant to learn some things, but never meant to stay... Our destination is a place, Far greater than we know. For some the journey's quicker, For some the journey's slow. And when the journey finally ends, We'll claim a great reward, And find an everlasting peace, Together with the Lord. Author unknown

Pallbearers
Deacons Ministry, Carey Hill Baptist Church

Flower Bearers
Deaconess Ministry, Carey Hill Baptist Church

Ushers
Carey Hill Baptist Church Mount Transfiguration Baptist Church Old Storm Branch Baptist Church

Acknowledgements
The Griffin and Williams families acknowledge all of the condolences extended to them during this time. Every visit, phone call, card and act of kindness has been received with grateful hearts and sincere appreciation. Special thanks to the pastors and members of Carey Hill Baptist Church, Mount Transfiguration Baptist Church and Old Storm Branch Baptist Church. May God Bless You All.

Funeral Arrangements
G. L. Brightharp & Sons Mortuary