Mrs. Muriel Harris Griffin, 67, of 229 Commodore Drive, Hampton, completed her earthly assignment and departed this life on Saturday, April 20, 2013, at the Saint Francis Nursing Center in Newport News.
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Muriel was preceded in death by: her parents Gussie and Johnnie Harris; three sisters, Edith Jefferson, Exie Walker, and Edna Branch; and two brothers, William and Otis Harris.
Muriel was a graduate of Carver High School and Virginia State University where she received her master's degree in Elementary Education. She worked as an educator in the Chesterfield and Hopewell public school systems before relocating to Hampton.
Muriel was always active in various areas of the church including deaconess, Sunday school teacher, church clerk and in the choir. She was also very talented in quilting, macramé, knitting, crocheting and reupholstering furniture, anything that involved creativity.
She leaves to cherish her memories: her loving husband, Christopher of Hampton; three sons, Adrian Powell of St. Louis, Mark Powell (Chiho) of San Diego, and Mark Griffin (Sonja) of Covington, Ga.; and a daughter, Christina Griffin of Washington; one granddaughter, Aya Powell; and grandson, Karl Griffin; her brothers, Eldridge Harris (Otelia), Charles L., Joseph (Florence) and Cleveland (Dorothy), all of Chesterfield, and George (Bessie) of Petersburg; one brother-in-law, Bennie Jefferson of Chesterfield; several nieces; nephews; cousins; and friends.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the staff of William N. Bland & Son Funeral Home, Petersburg. For more information or to leave an online condolence, visit us at blandenterprisesinc.com.
Published in The Progress-Index on Apr. 25, 2013