Edward Langwood Griffin

edward griffin

September 16, 1938 ~ June 20, 2012

Born in: Backbay, VA
Resided in: Lawrenceville, GA

Edward L. Griffin was born on September 16, 1938 in Backbay, Virginia, as the only child to the late Annie Marie Fields and Irving Griffin. He passed away on Wednesday, June 20, 2012 at his home in Lawrenceville, Georgia. Eddie grew up in Brooklyn, New York and worked as a mail carrier for the New York City Transit Authority for most of his adult life, retiring in 1995. In November 1954, Eddie was baptized as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses and served as a regular pioneer for a brief period, even having the privilege of being interviewed as a teenager on WBBR to relate how he learned about Jehovah God and the wonderful promises found in God’s Word, the Bible. He served as an elder in the Christian Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses since 1972 until 2005 with a few years break in serving from 1990-1995. Eddie married Jessie Blunt, the love of his life on September 21, 1957. He loved and cherished her as his beloved wife and best friend until her death on October 24, 1994. Their union was blessed with four children: the late Donna Christine, Edward Barry residing in Central Islip, NY, Lisa Dianne Treadwell residing in Lawrenceville, GA, and Derrick Raymond residing in West Virginia. Left to cherish his memory are his three children, Edward, Lisa and Derrick. He is also survived by his grandchildren: Kiani, Lisa, Craig, Kalila and Tajahnay; daughters in law, Louisa and Danielle and son in law, Steven, as well as Aunts Louise and Bernice of North Carolina and Virginia Beach, and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Eddie enjoyed a special bond of friendship with his brother in law, Richard Davis. Eddie will be remembered for his strong love of family, an exceptional and enduring love for his wife, Jessie and their four children and grandchildren as well as for his God, Jehovah. Eddie would want his family and friends to demonstrate their love for Jehovah and each other in even greater ways, as they keep their eyes on the prize of everlasting life in God’s earthly paradise.

Services will be held on Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at 7:00pm at Wages and Sons Gwinnett Chapel, Elder, George Anthony Jenkins officiating. The family will receive friends from 3:00pm until 7:00pm at Wages and Sons Gwinnett Chapel

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  1. My condolences and deepest sympathy goes to Lisa Tredwell and family. Please remember that Jehovah cares about you. He is eager to reunite you soon with your father,grandfather and friend. Someone once told me during my times of grief three years ago June 10, for everyday that goes by your getting closer to reuniting with your love one. I hope this gives you comfort in the future. Your in my prayers….

  2. My condolences and deepest sympathy goes to Lisa Tredwell and family. Please remember that Jehovah cares about you. He is eager to reunite you soon with your father,grandfather and friend. Someone once told me during my times of grief three years ago June 10, for everyday that goes by your getting closer to reuniting with your love one. I hope this gives you comfort in the future. Your in my prayers….

  3. I was deeply saddened to hear of your loss of your father and my daughters grandfather. My thoughts are prayers are with you Deerrick and family. I pray that the Love of God enfolds you during your difficult times and he helps you heal with the passage of time. May the Love of those around you help you through the days ahead..

  4. I know that you have lost your Love one, but God will feel the void that your are feeling right now.. My condolences are with Derrick and Family….

  5. To Griffin & Treadwell Family:

    I am so sorry for your loss. May the fond memories, love from friends and family comfort you in this time of grief.

    We will not forget Eddie Griffin and neither will our heavenly father.


    Marleen G.

  6. I am so sorry to hear about the death of My dear Brother…I know that when he awakens from his sleep he will be greeted by his loving family and friends…but he will be missed till than…in the best place he could be…Jehovah’s memory…My love to his family…and my prayers…

  7. We are truly sorry for your loss. We stand firm with you in the hope and comfort that our God, Jehovah gives at such times as this. Look forward to the day when Jehovah will awaken your loved one from sleep and you are there to greet him. Take comfort in the scriptures. Remember the time is close at hand. He will not be asleep for long.

    We love you and we are here for you.

  8. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time. Call if you need someone to talk to.

  9. Dear Family – Iwish I could be there now…but what makes me feel good is that I was there just a few weeks ago w you n Papa Griffin. What a wonderful time to remember. I pray Jehovah will comfort you at this time. You are all in my heart.Love you all….Aunt Lena

  10. Dear lisa & family my condolences goes out to the family,your Dad was a wonderful man. I will always remember that wonderful smile.

  11. Dear Lisa & Family

    Our thoughts & prayers go out to you and family.God Bless You all,

    Ray Petey & Derese Jones & Family

  12. Sending you my deepest condolences and lol Hope to see you very soon. What a blessing to have a children like yourselves to provide spiritual and physical loving care. May Jehovah continue to bless you and keep you close to him in these times. friends always

  13. To Eddie and Lisa and my little ham, you are in my prayers. I always loved your father and mother. They always displayed a strong love and zeal for Jehovah. Daddy is sleeping and waiting for Jehovah to waken him and mon back to life. Continue to pray for strength. Rev 21: 3-4, John 5: 28-29. Love Always Pat Tieschmaker.

  14. I have nothing but positive memories of your Dad and Mom – always present, steady and kind. We stand with you in solidarity as you await the resurrection of your beloved ones. Sincerest condolences to the Griffin family.

  15. Dear Lisa, Eddie , Derrick,& Family.
    This is to express our feelings for the loss of our brother and your father whom we loved so much. Eddie will be remembered for his generous love and devotion to his family and also love to those who needed his support in time of need. He never said no to what he was able to do for us.I appreciate that his children was loving and supportive to him whenever he needed them. The God he loved has him in his memory and we will see him again very soon.
    I will always be here for you.
    Love you so much.
    Aunt Madeline

  16. My Sister and I are very grateful that we had the opportunity to meet our dear brother Griffin. Even if it was for a short period of time, spending time with him had made our trip extra special. We know that although he is asleep in death we will have the pleasure of seeing him again because this is something that Jehovah YEARNS to do and I can’t wait for that day. Until then, we will forever cherish the time we all spent together.
    Love Always,
    Fabiola & Nadege Pierre

  17. Dear Family,
    I remember when we first met you all in Hollis. “Cousin” Eddie was such a big man to a bunch of little girls. But he was always such a gentile man. His love for Jessie was evident even to a little girl like me. We were grateful to have him marry Craig and I too!!
    Craig got to know Eddie when they worked togethr at the train yard in NY. He regularly spoke of the warm conversations they shared.

    We miss his life now but in the new world, when death has no sting or victory we will all enjoy the real life, everlasting life, life with those who once slept in death. Love you all.

  18. I am so sorry for the passing of my cousin however,let it bring peace to the family that continued faith in Jehovah will allow us to see him once again through the
    resurection hope.

    ressurction hope

  19. Lisa, Eddie, Derrick & families:
    Sincere condolences are sent your way. Lots of memories come flooding back to the 1980’s when I met you all. Thank you for the beautiful words of encouragement to those of us left to endure to the end. Brother Griffin, I’ll hug you, Jesse and Donna in the new system!

  20. Dear Treadwell and Griffin Family,

    I am so sorry for your loss, *Big Hugs* form the Hambright family. We love you very much! Lean on Jehovah and he will help guide you threw this hard time and one day we can look forward to seeing our loved ones again and enjoying the real life.

    Hambright Family

  21. Dear Treadwell and Griffin Family,

    Loss is never something that we as human beings find easy to deal with but fortunately for us we have the hope and promise of a new world fit for those beloved ones we lost. So please find comfort in the fact that Jehovah has Bro Griffin marked down in his book of rememberance and anxiously awaits the day he will bring him back. So keep up your spirits and know that we love you very much and that you have all the support you will ever need :

  22. It was my desire to start a fresh relationship with my older cousin. I was aware that he talked with Aunt Doris often. God saw fit to call him home. Its 9:00 p.m. to late for travel arrangements. Please know that your family in Virginia Love you! I pray your strength in this time of going home celebration. The renewed relationship is to late for Edward but can be renewed with you. I’m honored to share the same blood. Godspeed to your healing process. Cousin Phyllis.Aunt Bernice’s oldest daughter.

  23. My dear family,
    So sorry to hear of the loss of your father, grandfather, family and friend. Take courage because he is very much alive in Jehovah’s memory. That means he is resting for a while until Jehovah calls him to life again in perfect health. What a wonderful reunion that will be! Instead of tears of sorrow, there will be tears of joy. And then he will live as he never lived before. We eagerly await that day. It won’t be long

  24. Dear Lisa, Eddie & Family

    Please accept our deepest sympathy on the loss of Brother Griffin. It is comforting it is to know that Jehovah will call all of those in his memory including Brother Griffin; He will answer Jehovah call and we will all be there to welcome him back in paradise! May Jehovah continue to provide strength and comfort to you during this most difficult time.

    Mike, Lisa, Lauren, Alysse & Jessica

  25. Eddie and Louisa Griffin: you are in our prayers at this difficult time, our hope of the resurrection is so precious to all of us.

  26. Our deepest sympathies go out to you in regards to our dear brother and friend. We will miss him tremendously, and you will be kept in our prayers during this time of despair. However, we use this as an opportunity to rejoice as well, knowing that we will see him again very soon. In a life without sickness, old age and death, we will once again be reunited!! Let’s look forward to that together. We love you all very much. Never lose faith in Jehovah’s promises. John 5:38,29

  27. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers. PS34:18. May Jehovah continue to watch over you and your family with the comfort that only he can give. Take care, we will all be together soon in God’s new world.

  28. Dearest Lisa and Family,

    We are devastated by the loss of your father, and our prayers and supplications to Jehovah are in your behalf that you will be able to go on with life, remembering the certainty and unwavering promise of the resurrection hope which will reunite you with your father and mother, not just for a few years, but for all eternity. 2 Cor.1:3,4;
    John 11:25,26; Psalm 34:18,19

    May you find comfort and strength in the assurance of our love and unfailing support for you at this difficult time.

    With our deepest affection,
    Debbie, Aunt Tina & Uncle Joe

  29. Dear Lisa, We are extremely saddened by the loss your father. He was a beautiful person that loved Jehovah and his family dearly. He will be missed. How happy we’ll be when we can welcome him back in Jehovah’s New World in the near future. Until then, our thoughts and prayers will continue to be with you, Craig, and Steven. May Jehovah continue to provide you comfort during this sad time.

  30. Dear Lisa and Family,
    Even though I just met you and your Dad, Mr. Griffin was a joy to know. It was my pleasure to have had the opportunity to witness his beautiful smile and pleasant demeanor when you both came to the cleaners. My condolences and prayers for the family.

  31. Sister Treadwell,

    There are no words to express how deeply sorry I am for the passing of your father, Brother Griffin. He was a delight to be around and displayed genuine love to everyone, especially the children, just as his Master, Jesus, taught him.

    May you and your family find comfort, peach and hope that, just as Jehovah promises…..”death will be no more”.

    With Sincere Condolences,

    Roslyn and Kayla Collins

  32. Dear Lisa and family, I’m so sorry for your loss. I know the pain and grief in losing a parent- I’m always here to talk. You are in my thoughts and prayers. I pray you continue to find comfort in our resurrection hope.

  33. Dear Eddie, Lisa & Derrick
    With our hearts filled with sadness, we send our deepest condolences and sympathy to you and your family. We will always cherish the fond memories we have of your father and look forward to the time when “He Will Call” Job: 14:13-15 and we can then see your father’s smile again. We will keep all of you in our payers as you go through this difficult time. Love you all…
    …The Dunbar Family,
    Danny, Debra Dreena & DJ

  34. Dear Eddie, Lisa and family,

    I’m deeply saddened by the passing of your father and wish I could be there at this time. I will miss Uncle Eddie for sure, and how we all look forward to seeing him again! Psalm 116:15 says “Precious in the eyes of Jehovah is the death of his loyal ones.” Uncle Eddie was definitely precious in God’s eyes, and his hope is sure! Now we as a family have to do our best to make sure we’re there to see him in paradise. We love you all, and will continue to pray that Jehovah give you the strength you need to endure during this difficult time.


  36. Lisa and family,

    I cannot tell you how sad I felt when I understood that Brother Griffin had died. It is like my heart sank. He has been a great father, and you all have been very good to him, a great support and a show of concern both spiritually and physically. May Jehovah’s blessings be upon all of you, to encourage you and give you strength and endurance.

    We wish that we could be with you and be a source of encouragement ourselves, but distance prohibits that. Know this, that we care about you all and that you are definitely in our prayers and regular daily thoughts.

    We will be in touch later on.


  37. So Sorry for your lost, but know that you will see him again soon!
    No resident will say I am sick again.
    Love, Marjorie Bryant, Murdock Cong.

  38. My sincere condolences to the family. Your father had a good heart and will be so missed. My prayers are with you all.
    Love you- Alison

  39. Dearest Eddie, Lisa, and Derrick,

    Our thoughts are with you today on the loss of your dear father. I know you miss him desperately and we will always treasure our fond memories of him and will surely miss him as well. May the “God of all comfort” along with your loving family and friends bring you love and encouragement to help you endure this difficult time 2 Cor. 1:3,4,7. Though his race for life is finished, I know it will encourage you to continue in the faith that he lovingly taught you. He is in Jehovah’s memory now, and he will definitely be looking to see you all when he returns. “Until we meet again…, you remain in my heart, And in our lives you’ll forever be a very large part! LOVE ENDURES ALL THINGS…”

  40. Dear Lisa and Family,

    We will greatly miss Brother Edward Griffin. His steadfastness, especially while serving as an elder in the Merrick Congregation, will always be cherished. But, we are confident that both Jehovah and Christ Jesus will remember him in a very special way. For now, though, our friend is only “sleeping.”

    Imagine the unbridled joy we will feel in the very near future when we are reunited with our dear loved ones. What a family reunion that will be! Until then continue to “trust in Jehovah with all your heart” and in “all your ways take notice of him.” Proverbs 3:5, 6 He knows how you feel during this time of deep sorrow. Continue to rely on Him for guidance and comfort during the upcoming days, weeks and months.

    Be assured that you are surrounded by a strong circle of family and friends. We will see you through this.

    Sincerely, The Jenkins Family
    Merrick Congregation

  41. To Lisa & Family,

    We are so sorry for your lost. We will keep you and your family in our prayers.

    Shirley Green and family

  42. Dear Lisa,
    No words can make this difficult time easier. Losing someone as close as your father is both difficult and heartbreaking. It does not seem as though he is gone. “God is for us a refuge and strength.” Ps 46:1 May Jah provide you with peace and comfort to endure the days ahead.
    My prayers are with you, Steve and Craig.

  43. At this time we want to send our
    condolences to the family and may
    we all take comfort in knowing that
    he loved Jehovah God until the end
    and we will see him in the paradise
    We send our love to his family.

  44. Dear Eddie and Lisa. Sorry to hear about the death of your father. Linda and I are certainly with you in your time of grief. Reading your father’s obit gave insight into him and how he loved Jehovah by his example. How comforting to know that he is in Jehovah’s memory the God of comfort and tender mercies and will be resurrected. We look forward to the time when the last enemy will be brought to nothing. May Jehovah continue to bless your families as well. We love you very much and send encouragement,love which Jehovah gives us and thus send our love and our prayers as well.

  45. Dear Lisa and the family,

    I really missed your daddy because i don’t see him in my store anymore where he usually shop {wal-mart}.I know that you and your son misssed him most.
    May the Lord comfort and uphold the familyon every side. I know he is resting in the blossom of the Lord.

  46. Lisa and family,
    Sorry for your lost.
    I only knew brother Griffin for a short time but He made me feel like I knew him forever. Forever… will be soon. I will miss him. Keep your memories alive.

  47. I viewed Bro.Griffin as a grandfather and greatly miss him. Look forward to seeing him in paradise where he will be able to walk and run as a young man. I’m grateful for the time i had with him.

  48. At this point, I honestly don’t know what to say. I’m just glad I had a chance to spend time with Uncle Eddie a couple of months ago as a guest in his home. Uncle Eddie was considerate, kind, generous and made me feel welcomed with his unique hospitality. As everyone, I was truly shocked to hear of his death. Eddie, Lisa and Derrick, I am truly sorry for the loss of your father. May we all do what is expected from our Heavenly Father Jehovah, so we can welcome him back when Jehovah awakens him from his peaceful sleep.

  49. Sis. Lisa Maycock sent us the information. We are deeply sorry for your lost, we are sure you know that your father is in Jehovah’s memory for a resurrection as is your mother and other relatives.

  50. Dearest Lisa,Steven and craig,
    words can’t express how sorry we were to hear of the loss of your loving father and our dear brother. At times like these, we can truly find strength in Gods word and the promise that He holds out to us. Continue to trust in Jehovah, He will ease your pain. Our prayers and thought are with you. We love you very much.

    Terrance & Phyllis

  51. Dear Eddie & Lisa and family,
    We are so sadden to hear of the loss of your loving father and our dear Bro. Griffin, he will truly be missed. I’m hoping that you all will take comfort and strength from John 11:25 – Jesus said to her: “I am the resurrection and the life. He that exercises faith in me, even though he dies, will come to life.” And always let Jehovah guide you during this difficult time.
    Please remember that my telephone line is always open.

  52. So very sorry for your loss. Bro Griffin was a good man. He always treated me kindly. The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. Lisa you and your family has also treated me kindly. Jehovah’s blessings to all of you. Agape’

  53. Hello Griffin Family.
    I was saddened to hear about Brother Griffin, but I know you have faith in Jehovah’s promise. You will have sadness but also joy in knowing that you will see your loved one again. May Jehovah provide you comfort beyond understanding. Take Care.

  54. My sincere condolences to the family. I will always remember Cousin Eddie as a warm, gentle and humorous member of the family.


  55. To the Griffin family,

    I am saddened by the loss of Bro. Griffin. I will pray that you all continue to find comfort in Jehovah’s promises and strength in the support of your family and friends.

  56. Dear Treadwell Family,

    We send our love and deepest sympathy. Your dad will be remembered for his mild spirit and spiritual demeanor. He will be missed very much.


    The McLean Family

  57. Words cannot express the sorrow I feel at the loss of Brother Griffin. I am thankful I had special a moment in time to share in his world. He had a wonderful since of humor, but unmistakable to me was his sincerity. If he did or said anything it truly came from the heart-he was genuine. He reminded me of home. He was a kind and giving person; with a love for life, love for people and most importantly love for Jehovah. I will forever miss those icecream sandwiches and chocolate chip cookies w/ maybe a slice of cake on the side.:o He will truly be missed.
    All my love to the Treadwell and Griffin Family. You will always be in my thoughts and prayers.

  58. “Life Forever Not Just a Dream”

    Life forever not just a dream.
    Not possible some would say.
    Death done away with forever.
    Made sure by the life of his son Jesus that His will be accomplished according to His way.
    Loved ones resurrected as expected, because what purpose would there be.
    If we were not all able to worship him as a family, together, for all eternity.
    Life forever not just a dream.
    His purpose, his promise you see.
    For in his name-Jehovah-there is love, wisdom and hope.
    He causes all things to become as He has purposed them be.
    Not just for a moment you see.
    But yes, for a certainty, for all ETERNITY!

  59. To The Treadwell and Griffin Family,

    We extend our since condolences for the loss of Brother Griffin. We heard about this recently and wanted to express our condolences as we do not have your direct contact information. I have fond memories of Brother Griffin’s example of both faithfulness and spiritual consistency and dependability. These are such great qualities that made an impression on me as a young adult. However, the family has so many more memories. Life is about collecting memories. As you look to the wonderful promises Jehovah has in store, may you find your personal memories comforting. And remember you are in our prayers as well.

    Wayne and Rita Brown
    Laurelton, New York

  60. Lisa,Eddie,Derrick
    We we’re so saddened to hear of our dear friend and spiritual father finishing his earthly course.We will always cherish the loving memories of the times we spent together learning about Jehovah.May Jehovah bless and keep you, and may a more beautiful day dawn tomorrow.

  61. So sorry for your loss. Eddie was a good friend and a faithful servant of Jehovah. He will be missed. We look forward to His promise…in just a little while longer.

  62. Lisa and family, Bro Griffin was like a dad to me so your loss is my loss. It was a privilege to know dad as I affectionately called him and enjoy his wonderful theocratic/family experiences. The richness of dad’s love for Jehovah and family enriched me and left footprints in my heart. His wisdom and soundness resonated with me. Outside of his love of Jehovah/family, he really loved good ice cream and found the best! I was really encouraged to see him attend meetings once again at Central Lawrenceville and looked forward to his heartfelt comments. Jehovah knows how to deliver people of godly devotion and there is no better place for those we have lost in death than in Jehovah’s loving memory. Look forward to seeing dad again in Paradise. With all my love, Lois Sorzano

  63. A Poem Written By Jessie to Eddie in 1962: Whenever darling we have to part, I feel an emptiness in my heart. Deep inside I yearn; to know for certain you’ll return. I really love you husband dear. I’m truly contented when you’re near. So promise you’ll never cast me aside, and I promise love for you I’ll never hide. When I’m in your arms you always hold me so tight. It seems that any problem will turn out all right. It pleases me so that you are mine. I feel our love will last to endless time. There are many reasons for this joy in my life. One is you chose me to be your wife. Another joy not difficult in guessing,our precious children, our double blessing. A boy for you a girl for me, Donna Christine and Edward Barry. Even more important just think it over, the God that we worship is the true God Jehovah. part 1

  64. Part 2Poem Jessie to Eddie written in 1964. Some years have passed since I penned the above. Years that were filled with joy, and with love. At times there were hardships and yes there were tears. But our love has endured this passage of years. An additional reason for joy in our lives; an event that would bring joy to most wives. A little bundle arrived tho not according to plan, but she’s sweet and we love her, she’s Lisa Dianne!

  65. Part 3 Poem Jessie to Eddie written in 1970. Think of the joy, imagine the mirth; Caused at our home by yet another birth! A dear little boy, a gift from above. Came a little later to add to our love. The sight of this boy brought tears of joy to our eyes. He was another ‘contribution to Paradise.’ This sweet little guy so lively and quick! We cuddled him, cooed him, and named him Derrick!

  66. To the Griffin and Treadwell Family,

    Sorry for the loss of your father Edward. Our condolences go out to all those affected by his passing. Our thoughts and prayers will be with you.

    The Harrington Family

  67. Lisa, I never met your Father but I wish I had, because if he was anything like his daughter and grandson, then I truly missed out on something good.May God Bless all of you.

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