Joseph "Joe Boy" Griffin, 79, a resident of Patterson, LA and native of Idlewild, LA, passed away on Saturday October 7, 2017 at the Patterson Healthcare Center at 4:20 AM.
Visitation will be observed on Saturday, October 14, 2017 at the Good Hope Baptist Church in Patterson, LA, from 9:00 AM until funeral services beginning at 11:00 AM, with Pastor Patrick Jones, Sr.,Officiating. Burial will follow funeral services in the Shields Cemetery in Patterson, LA.
Memories of "Joe Boy," as he was known to many, will forever remain in the hearts of his son, Joseph (Linda) Favors of Eunice, LA; two daughters, Dorothy (David) Dougles of Patterson, LA and Ruby (Harold) Guillory of Welsh, LA; four brothers, Frank (Juanita) Griffin and James (Paula) Griffin of Patterson, LA, Jessie (Leola) Griffin of Bayou Vista, LA and Charles Ray (Alfreda) Griffin of Houston, LA; five sisters, Josie "Pete" Ingleton of Berwick, LA, Dorothy (Clarence) Gray and Muriel (Marvin) Johnson both of Patterson, LA, Daisy Griffin and Sally (Calvin) Graves both of Houston, TX; seventeen grandchildren, thirty-one great-grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Joe Boy was preceded in death by his wife, Marline Favors Griffin; a daughter, Shirley Griffin; his parents, Nathan Griffin, Sr. and Lorenza Jones Griffin; two brothers, Nathan Griffin, Jr. and Johnny Griffin and two sisters, Clara "Mae Mae" Jones and Viola Griffin.