Rev. Lester Leon Griffin, 80, of Quitman, MS, passed away on April 8, 2018, at H.C. Watkins Memorial Hospital. He was born on March 31, 1938, to Leon and Myrtis (Reese) Griffin in Clarke County, MS.
Lester is survived by his wife, Helen Griffin; son, William (Theresa) Griffin; daughter, Patricia Johnson; brothers, Brad Griffin and Chris Griffin; sisters, Rose Long and Ola Marie Welborn; grandchildren, Les Griffin, Jamie Griffin, Jason Lee, LaShane Sparrow and Lisa D'Anglo; and great-grandchildren, Sam Griffin, Sophie D'Anglo, Matilda Sparrow, Mason Sparrow, Nathan Lee, Peyton Lee and Aaron Lee.
He was preceded in death by parents, Leon and Myrtis Griffin; sister, Elizabeth Davis and great-granddaughter, Darla Sparrow.
Visitation will be held Tuesday, April 10, 2018, after 5:00 p.m. at Wright's Funeral Home, Quitman, MS. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, April 11, 2018, 1:00 p.m. at the Wright's Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Dennis Coats, Rev. Brad Griffin, and Rev. Brad Bakane officiating. Burial will take place in the East Pleasant Grove Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Jason Lee, Michael Sparrow, Jackie Welborn, Chris Griffin, Les Griffin and Jamie Griffin.