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Georgia L. McGriff

Obituary

Mrs. Georgia McGriff went home to be with the Lord, Monday, July 5, 2021 at the age of 86.

She was born on October 29, 1934 to Bill and Lorena Smith. She had four brothers and two sisters. She was united in marriage to Rev. Thomas McGriff Jr. on December 22, 1984.

Mrs. Georgia McGriff was a faithful member of Harvest Grove Missionary Baptist Church for many years, under Rev. Robert Jackson. She later became a member of First Thessalonian Missionary Baptist Church under Rev. Dr. Clifford Ballard Sr. She became one the Mothers of the Church.

She was preceded in death by both parents, three brothers, one sister, her son James Thomas Smith and loving husband of 33 years Rev. Thomas McGriff Jr.

Mrs. Georgia McGriff leaves to mourn her passing, son, Ivan (Lydie) Groves of Dayton, Ohio and Rev. Robert (Jeanette) McGriff of New Orleans, Louisiana. A brother, Clark Smith of Jacksonville, Florida. One sister Roberta James of Dayton. 15 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Goddaughter, Evangelist Donna McElrath of Dayton, Ohio, God son Rev. Ross Coleman of Dayton, Ohio. Devoted nephew & niece Ralph and Gloria Rowland Sr. Special nieces to me Mondora, Tina, Josephine, Rosetta and Euliania. Special friends Ruth Pollard, Rev. Robert & Rosa Brown, Lula Turner & Rev Robert & Evelyn Jackson, Ms. Dorothy at Siena Woods. A host of family members and friends.

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Services

Visitation
Tuesday
July 13, 2021

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
First Thessalonians Baptist Church
30 Oberlin Ave.
Dayton, OH 45417

Funeral Service
Tuesday
July 13, 2021

12:00 PM
First Thessalonians Baptist Church
30 Oberlin Ave.
Dayton, OH 45417

Interment
Tuesday
July 13, 2021

Dayton National Cemetery
4400 W. Third St.
Dayton, OH 45428

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