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Jeanette Gay Griggs

Jeanette Gay Griggs of Lake Fork, formerly of St. Joseph, Missouri, graduated life on Earth University after 81 years.

She was born March 7, 1938 in St. Joseph, Missouri. She had just celebrated her 81st birthday, and she and her husband celebrated their 62nd anniversary in October 2018. Jeanette lived the majority of her life in St. Joseph, but had recently moved to Lake Fork in 2018.

Jeanette had accomplished several degrees including a PHD in loving people, Masters in flower caretaking, Masters in 32 years as a Nurses Aid, Masters in advice and hard knocks, and a Masters in being a loving wife and mother.

In her time on Earth, she was involved in the Lathrop Missouri Tractor and Engine Club for 25-30 years, loved to go on pontoon rides on Lake Fork, and adored her chihuahua, Sparky. Jeanette had a beautiful smile that lit a candle in the heart of each person who saw it, that will keep them warm forever.

Those who knew Jeanette, knew she couldn’t just sit around for very long. She had to take a new job. She got her angel wings March 14, 2019. She has been hired by Jesus Air Ways.

She is preceded in death by her parents.

Left to cherish her memory is her husband of 62 years, Wayman Griggs of Lake Fork, Texas; one son, Alfred Griggs and wife Sandy of Lake Fork, Texas; two grandchildren, Christopher W. Griggs and Wendy Chaney; three great grandchildren, Destiny, Haley, and Gracie; and her fur baby, Sparky.

“I cry because I am selfish. I want her here to hold on to her, but she is like a young eagle whose wings have finally grown. I have to release her to fly high to Heaven to her reward. I am going to try to be at least half as good as mom was to people every day, so that when my time comes to meet the Lord, he will let me fly with my mom. Love you mom” -Alfred Griggs

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