Anthony C. GRIFFIN
1964 - 2014
BORN
1964
DIED
2014
FUNERAL HOME
King-Tears Mortuary, Inc.
1300 East 12th Street
Austin, TX
GRIFFIN, Anthony C.

Griffin, Anthony (Tony) Cedric, 49 of Austin, TX passed away Thursday, May 22, 2014 at home with his family of complications from Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE). Tony was born November 21, 1964 in Columbia, LA. Tony is survived by his parents John L. Griffin and Lorena London Griffin of Austin, TX, a sister, Maria Griffin Rankins of Austin, TX, a son, John A Griffin of Boston MA, and a daughter, Kali Divina Tindell Griffin of Bellaire, TX.

Visitation will be Wednesday, May 28, 2014 from 1pm - 7pm at King Tears Mortuary, E. 12th St, Austin, TX 78702. A celebration of his life will take place May 29, 2014 at 11 am at David Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, 2211 E Martin Luther King Dr., Austin, TX 78702. Interment to follow at Cook- Walden Forest Oaks Memorial Park. Services Entrusted to Barry J.W. [email protected] A Life Celebration By Franklin.
Published by Austin American-Statesman from May 27 to May 29, 2014.
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MEMORIAL EVENTS
May
28
Visitation
1:00p.m. - 7:00p.m.
King-Tears Mortuary, Inc.
1300 East 12th Street, Austin, TX
May
29
Celebration of Life
11:00a.m.
David Chapel Missionary Baptist Church
2211 E Martin Luther King Dr, Austin, TX
May
29
Interment
Cook- Walden Forest Oaks Memorial Park
TX
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Rest easy my brother
Marcus Mcglory
Friend
May 21, 2020
Sorry for your loss I never knew he passed. Gabriel Johnson [email protected]
Gabriel Johnson
Friend
November 2, 2017
Sorry what I meant to say it say hello to all our friends from Apple Toyota in Heaven. Thanks again for your friendship in the nineties
Howard kinsel
August 20, 2016
Rest in peace buddy hello to all our friends from Apple Toyota better with you in heaven
Howard kinsel
Friend
August 19, 2016
Lorena and John, I just learned this morning about Tony. It does not seem possible that we have lost a member of the family - of the teens who grew up together. Though I had not seen Tony in a number of years, this is like losing a member of the family. I am so sorry and so saddened by our loss. Appomattox will not be the same without him. Karen and I are devastated. Donetta Goodall
June 23, 2014
To the Griffin family, my prayers are with you. Maria, I feel your sorrow darling.
Always BMc
Billy McMillan, Jr
June 2, 2014
John and Lorena & family. Our heartfelt sorrow for your loss of Tony. Henry and I know it as we also lost a son. You have so much to be proud of for Tony. Remember the good times and know that our prayers are with you and your family.
Marietta & Henry Hobbs
June 2, 2014
Mr and Mrs Griffin,
My thoughts are with you.

Rest Griff-Dog..... With the Lords will, I'll see you again.

Tony De Santiago
Tony De Santiago
May 31, 2014
Good morning Lorena and family
A Tribute to your Son
You were blessed with a son wihose kind and loving ways, have left you precious memories to treasure all your days
So, may it ease the sorrow to remember how he cared, and to think about the wonderful relationship you shared.

With Deepest Sympathy
Sandra Garcia Barrette
May 30, 2014
It was my honor to have known you Tony, you were always a gracious and true friend, as well as an incredible athlete.
May God bless your family during this time of grief and may they find comfort in knowing you are now an Angel above watching over them.

Robert Moreno
Robert Moreno
May 29, 2014
You were a great freind . I will miss you . God bless you and yours. See you on the other side. And we will talk about how we got over ! Rip
Craig Daniel
May 29, 2014
John and Lorena, It is now 11 o'clock in the morning on Thursday, May 29. I am not with you physically but my heart is overflowing. It is my prayer that God will make you strong, increase your faith and help you to understand that your Tony fulfilled his obligations here on earth. There was nothing more for him to do. Our children are only ours for a little while. They are a gift from God. We brought nothing into this world and certainly we will carry nothing out. As I sat in my recliner and reserved this time for Tony, I am deeply meditating and thanking God for his life and the accomplishments he made while here. He is now making touchdowns for our Lord and Savior Christ for he is in a place now where "heaven touches down". Feel good knowing he is running for Jesus. The story is told that a young man called home and his father asked, What do you want, Son? Are you sick? Are you in trouble? What is the matter? The son replied, I am calling to tell you that the war is over. Take consolation in knowing that the battle is over and the victory has been won! Now, allow him to sit at the Welcome Table and enjoy the Feast that God has prepared. Be uplifted from the promise, I will never LEAVE you nor FORSAKE you. I will be with you always, even unto the end of the world. He said it, and I BELIEVE it!

Your sister in Christ,
Maxine Yearby
May 29, 2014
My prayers and condolences go out to the Griffin family. I had the pleasure of playing with Tony at UT. He was a constant hard worker, competitor, and really nice guy. I pray the Griffin family peace and understanding during this difficult time.
Alex Waits
May 29, 2014
I was a teammate of Tony's in '84. My condolences to the family.
Jim Moore
May 29, 2014
I AM CRUZ DELGADO .MY CONDOLENCES TO THE GRIFFIN FAMILY . I PLAYED CROCKETT COUGAR FOOTBALL W TONY .I ALWAYS ADMIRED HIM CAUSE HE PLAYED COLLEGE BALL AT TEXAS . I REMEBER HE SCORED TOUCHDOWNS FOR CROCKETT IN VARIOUS WAYS , IN WHICH BARNEY STUBBS ON DEFENSE WOULD AGREE. I REMEMBER TONY SCORING LAST TD W 5 SECOUNDS TO LANIER HS . ALSO TONY KNOCK OUT PENN ST ALL AMERICAN RB AT PIGSKIN CLASSIC IN 84. I AM HAPPY I INTRO TONY TO MY SON ANDY AT SOUTHPARK THEARTES ON SAT PM. I WILL MISS TONY FROM HS DAYS. GOD BLESS TONY AND FAMILY .
May 29, 2014
To the Griffin Family our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. We were blessed to have gotten to be part of Tony's life. He will be missed. David and Linda Molina and the Guys
Linda Molina
May 29, 2014
I would like to send my condolences out to the Griffin family I went to school with grff he was great guy sincerely. Gary prejean,
gary Prejean
May 29, 2014
He was such a nice person. My thoughts and prayers are with his family. Rest in peace!
Amanda McCalla
May 28, 2014
Rwana Anderson
May 28, 2014
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family Tony. Rest easy.
Jason Johnson
May 28, 2014
On behalf of me and my daughter, Major Bridget Antoinette Moore, USAF, I extend heartfelt sympathy to the London and Griffin family. It was 29 years ago that I went through the passing of a daughter who was only 14 years old to rhabdomyosarcoma, a rare juvenile cancer. But God brought me through. Keep trusting in Him, and He will bring you through as well. Lorena and John, read Psalm 23 with special emphasis on verse 6--Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the House of the Lord forever. Be comforted with God's promises.

Affectionately,
Maxine Yearby-Moore
May 28, 2014
Praying for Tony's family. I had the good fortune to know this family for over 20 years. I cannot imagine such a loss. But God is good and Tony has been relocated to a much better place.
Gina Smuts
May 28, 2014
I met Tony through his Sister, Maria, and back then he loved sports and giving his sister's friends a reason to smile. Tony was funny, big-hearted, kind, and magnetic. Tony was raised by parents whith good family values. Tony is seated at the right hand of our Lord and he's praying for all of us. One day we will be reunited with our loved ones but until that day comes we have to carry on. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Griffin family. All our love and support from Elizabeth R. Garcia, Elizabeth and Bill Nichols, and Kirk Woolsey along with our children.
AnnMarie Garcia Woolsey
May 28, 2014
My Prayers to the Griffin family and Friends, May the love of God be with you at this time and always. May his blessed memory live in your hearts forever.
Bonnie Garza-Medel
May 28, 2014
We extend our condolences to you in the loss of your loved one. Earth has no sorrow that heaven cannot heal. We are praying for you.
Morning Star Baptist Church
May 27, 2014
Bridget Antoinette Moore
May 27, 2014
Ratonia Runnels
May 27, 2014
my prayers to Tony's parents, sister and his children. he will be missed and his memories will stay with each one of us who had the pleasure of knowing Tony.
theresa espinosa
May 27, 2014
RIP my brother. Friends forever!
Gerald Nash
May 27, 2014
One of Crockett high school best athletes of all time! It was great playing with you and it was my greatest pleasure knowing you my friend! Now R.I.P.
marcus Mcglory
May 27, 2014
My sympathy to Tony and his family in this difficult time. May you find peace.
Marcia W.
May 27, 2014
So sorry to hear the loss of such a wonderful young man. My family prayers are with you & your family. May God bless! Love you all
Charlene Henderson
May 27, 2014
Our deepest sympathy and condolences on your loss. May God's mercy carry you through this difficult time, and may the joy that Tony brought to you help heal your loss.
Frank and Mary Bogar
May 27, 2014
So sorry for the loss of Tony May God bless your family.
Joe Guerrero
May 27, 2014
"Innalilahi wa inna ilayhi rajioon" To Allah we belong and to Him we shall return." (Quran Surat Al Baqarah 2:156)
“O Allah! Forgive Brother Hanif, elevate his status among the guided people and look after his parents, sister, children and other family that he left behind.
May 27, 2014
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