Willie Lee Griffin RACINE Willie Lee Griffin, 62, passed away at home on March 20, 2014. He was born in Leflore County, Mississippi on February 2, 1952, son of the late Willie Nace and Catherine (nee: Marshall) Griffin. He was raised in Racine and graduated from Horlick High School. On February 7, 1986 he was wed to Kyra Marie Beadles in St. Paul Baptist Church. Willie loved to cook, and spent much of his life working in several Racine area restaurants, but he especially enjoyed preparing meals for his family. He also enjoyed traveling to Mississippi and Tennessee to visit friends and relatives; caring for his yard and planting in his garden; and watching football and baseball. Willie is survived by his wife: Kyra Griffin; his children: Mathew Strong, Willie Ray Griffin, Terrell Griffin, Jacara Griffin, Jelois Griffin, and Jesse Beadles all of Racine: grandchildren, DeAngelo, Deandre, Rayna, Rayven, Jaydah, Jevaeh, Jaylynn, and Kayson; sisters: Bessie Jones and Jeanette Greer both of Racine; brothers: Rudolf (Onetta) Greer of Racine and Willie James Baker of Mississippi; special cousins: Joe Hunt of Tennessee and Rudolph Adams of California; special nephew: Frank Greer of Mississippi; special niece: Aria Allen of Racine; as well as a host of other relatives and friends. He was also preceded in death by two grandchildren: Jayvon Brooks and Jerimhai James Beadles; brother: Larry Greer; and sisters: Elnora Larson Greer and Willie Mae Greer. Complete services will be held in the funeral home on March 29, 2014. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. followed by his funeral service at 11 a.m. with his brother, Bro. Rudolph Greer officiating. Draeger-Langendorf Funeral Home & Crematory 4600 County Line Rd. 262-552-9000 www.draeger-langendorf.com
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Draeger-Langendorf Funeral Home & Crematory
4600 County Line Rd. Racine, WI 53403
Published in Racine Journal Times on Mar. 23, 2014