Joyce Colleene Griffin
1934 – 2023
Joyce Colleene (Godwin) Griffin passed peacefully into eternal rest on October 26th, 2023, at her home in Edmond, Oklahoma with her family at her side. She had assurance of her eternity in Heaven with her Good Shepherd, Jesus Christ. She was 89 years young. Born on March 8th, 1934, in Fort Worth, Texas, Joyce entered this world alongside her twin sister, Loyce, to her parents Albert Andrew Godwin and Lucille Mittie (Davis) Godwin.
Joyce was a beautiful young woman, catching the eyes and hearts of many. She met the love of her life, William “Bill” Griffin, on a blind date on December 17th, 1958, and they married just two weeks later on New Year’s Eve – they were married for 65 years. She and Bill had two beautiful children, Kimberly and Michael, living for a time in California for Bill’s career, before returning to North Texas where she resided for most of her life. Joyce worked as an administrative assistant at Thomas Conveyor and Alcon Laboratories in Fort Worth, retiring in 1994. In her free time, she loved to tap dance, travel, keep up with her shows and classic movies, and dote on her 4 grandchildren, who all affectionately knew and loved her as “Grammy”. Joyce was vivacious, humorous, and warm loving, filling every room she entered with comfort – She loved people and welcomed all. Joyce moved to Edmond, OK in 2004 where she was part of her loving church family at Crossings Community Church. In her later years, she enjoyed playing games with friends, attending birthday luncheons, and spending time with her family.
She leaves behind her husband Bill, children Mike & Denise Griffin of Edmond and Kim & Walt Jordan of Colleyville, TX, grandchildren Taylor & Sheridan Griffin of Dallas, TX, Madison & Dominic Eramo of Austin, TX, Grant Griffin of Edmond, OK, and Luke Jordan of Colleyville, TX, and a great-grandchild, Ava Eramo. She will be missed dearly by her family and friends, who are grateful for the legacy of love she imprinted on each of their lives.
A special note of appreciation to Dr. Christopher Thompson and staff of Coletta, as well as the nurses and staff of CURA Hospice, especially Amy and Tera for all of their love, faith, and expertise.
A memorial service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Monday, November 6, 2023 at Crossings Community Church Oklahoma City, OK.
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