Gerlyn “Soupy” Griggs, was born August 10, 1962 at Cleveland Hospital, Shelby, NC to Gerline Griggs and the late Charlie James Griggs. She peacefully transitioned to her heavenly home on Sunday, July 5, 2020 at her home, Gastonia, NC.
Gerlyn was a graduate of Hunter Huss High School, Class of 1981. She was employed by Focus Point Inc. as house manager. She diligently worked to care for at risk youth affectionately known by many as Mama G. She enjoyed shopping and spending time with her family and friends. She made it her life’s work to care for anyone that she crossed paths.
Gerlyn is preceded in death by her father: Charlie James “C.J.” Griggs; her maternal grandparents: Darby Glenn Sr. and Mary J. Glenn; and her paternal grandparents: Miles and Alline Griggs.
Gerlyn leaves to cherish her loving memories to her mother: Gerline Griggs of Gastonia, NC; her daughter: Je’Kemia Griggs of the home, her sons: Antonio Griggs of Gastonia, NC and Christopher Griggs (Gwen) of Dallas, NC; nine grandchildren and 2 great- grandchildren; six sisters, Amanda Griggs, Melissa Armstrong (Melvin), Lisa Griggs, Rosa Crawford (Dell-a), JoAnn Hill (Fredrick) all of Gastonia, NC, and Carla Hopkins (Steve) of Mint Hill, NC; one brother: Angel “Ocie” Santana of San Cruz, California; Godson: Treyshawn Adams; and a host of nieces and nephews, aunts uncles and cousins.
She will lie in state at the funeral home on Friday; July 10, 2020 from 5 until 8.
A private service will be held.
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