March 3, 1934 ~ February 4, 2021

Born in: Charlotte, NC
Resided in: Lilburn, GA

Jesse Thomas (Tommy) Griffis, Jr. of Lilburn, GA, passed away on February 4, 2021, at the age of 86. Tommy was born on March 3, 1934 in Charlotte, NC, to parents Nelliebell (Helms) and Jesse T. Griffis.

Tommy was a wonderful and fun man and could hold a conversation with anyone about anything. Tommy had many hobbies that he enjoyed, including camping, communicating via shortwave radio, electronics, and gardening. One of his favorite pastimes was sharing his homegrown vegetables with the people he cared for. Tommy loved animals, and loved working with his hands, but one of his main passions was his love for the Lord. Tommy was a Deacon at Smoke Rise Baptist Church and enjoyed Bible Study and teaching others about the Bible.

Tommy is preceded in death by his parents, mother Nelliebell and Jesse T. Griffis. He is survived by his wife, Hilda R. Griffis; Children: Jenny R. Phillips, T. Lynn Bridges, and Jesse T. Griffis III; 5 grandchildren, and 7 great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, February 9, 2021 at 11AM at Wages and Sons Funeral Home, 1031 Lawrenceville Hwy., Lawrenceville GA 30046. The family will receive friends beginning at 10AM.

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  1. CandleImageDear beloved family,
    I had the privilege and joy of helping “Tommy” these last few years. Though like any of us, he had his off days, he
    always had a great welcoming smile for me. He loved his family and like most dads, would brag on about his “kids”.
    He was refreshingly honest though in a humorous way that we all got a wink & chuckle from.
    Oh and how he adored his wife Hilda, adored! She would go out to run an errand or what have you…. but as she came
    in the door I would always hear him say: ” Hi Sugar”, so adoringly and so happy she was back home.
    I hope some of these shared memories will bring you comfort. Keeping you all in prayer during this difficult time, know I will always hold Tommy close in my heart.

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