TUPELO – Sharon Platt Griffith, 74, went home to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Friday, March 14, 2014, at Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo after an extended illness.
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She was born in Carthage, Mo., on Oct. 26, 1939, to Herman and Lola Platt. She graduated from Jasper High School in 1957 and moved to Nashville, Tenn. She moved to Tupelo in 1994 with her husband to be near family.
She accepted Christ as a young girl. She was a longtime member of Calvary Baptist Church and the senior adult Sunday school class.
Services will be 3 p.m. Sunday, March 16, at Calvary Baptist Church in Tupelo with Dr. David Eldridge officiating. A private family graveside will follow at Tupelo Memorial Park. W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors will be in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her husband of 27 years, John Griffith; son, James D. Frerer (Liria); two grandchildren, Chad Austin Frerer and Danielle Maria Frerer, all of Tupelo; one sister, Dixie Lee Asbell (Tom) of Carl Junction, Mo.; one brother, David Platt of Kansas City, Mo.; and eight nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Harry C. Platt; one nephew, Eric Wagaman; and one grandson, John Paul Frerer.
Pallbearers will be Chad A. Frerer, Joshua Collins, Pat Trimboli, Brent Wagaman, Tom Asbell, Dwayne Griffith, Jeff Seal and Richard Wagoner.
Visitation is scheduled from 2 to 3 p.m. prior to services Sunday at Calvary Baptist Church.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.
Published in Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal on Mar. 15, 2014
W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors
535 West Jefferson Street Tupelo, MS 38804