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Lillian Griffin

Lillian Griffin

Tuesday, August 21st, 1934 - Sunday, January 5th, 2020
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Lillian Griffin passed away at Old Jefferson Community Care Center on Sunday, January 5, 2020 at the age of 85. She was born to Henry and Hattie Griffin on August 21, 1934, and was raised by her father, Henry, and stepmother, Sarah Griffin in St. James, LA. She was the second youngest of seven children, which included Isabella Griffin, Charles Griffin, Clarence Griffin, Gladys Griffin, Vivian Griffin, and Henry Griffin, Jr.

She moved to New Orleans as a young adult. There, she worked faithfully as a housekeeper, while single-handedly raising her three children: the late Rickey Torrance, Sr., Cynthia Porche, and Wandalyn Thomas. She was a very devoted and hard-working mother, and dearly known as Toots and Duhh.

She leaves to cherish her precious memories her two daughters, Cynthia Porche (married to Stanley Porche, Sr.) and Wandalyn Thomas, and six grandchildren: Trenea Torrance, Drew Thomas, Rickey Torrance, Jr., Katrina Thomas, Stanley Porche, Jr., and Torrance Thomas. She also leaves behind three nieces, which includes Debra Dabney, Joyce Gauthreaux, and Geraldine Matthews, and a nephew Eric Griffin, as well as a host of great nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her son, Rickey Torrance, Sr. (married to Eva Y. Torrance); her father, Henry Griffin; her mother, Hattie Griffin; her step-mother, Sarah Griffin; and her brothers and sisters Isabella Griffin, Charles Griffin, Clarence Griffin, Gladys Griffin, Vivian Griffin, and Henry Griffin, Jr.

All neighboring communities and churches are invited to join the family for a Celebration of Life on Saturday, January 11, 2020 held at Mt. Calvary Baptist Church, 8103 Mt Calvary St, St James, LA 70086 at 11:00 am. Visitation begins at 10:00 am. Interment will follow at Burton Lane Cemetery, St James, LA. Final care entrusted to Treasures of Life Funeral Services, 315 E. Airline Highway, Gramercy, LA 70052.

“When someone you love becomes a memory, that memory becomes a TREASURE!”


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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Saturday, January 11th, 2020 | 10:00am - 11:00am
    When
    Saturday, January 11th, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am
    Location
    MT. CALVARY BAPTIST CHURCH
    Address
    8103 Mt. Calvary St.
    St. James, LA 70068
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Saturday, January 11th, 2020 | 11:00am
    When
    Saturday, January 11th, 2020 11:00am
    Location
    MT. CALVARY BAPTIST CHURCH
    Address
    8103 Mt. Calvary St.
    St. James, LA 70068
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Officiant
    Rev. Herbert Harris
  • Interment

    Saturday, January 11th, 2020 | 1:30pm
    When
    Saturday, January 11th, 2020 1:30pm
    Location
    Burton Lane
    Address
    Address Not Available
    ST. JAMES, LA
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Cemetery located at the back of the street near Shell Plant.

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