Sharon Lee Griffis, 66


Sharon Lee Griffis, 66, went home to be with her heavenly
father, an older sister and her earthly father, Henry G. Griffis, Sr., on
Friday June 13, 2014 after a brief illness. She leaves behind her son,
Brian L. Turner and granddaughter, Allena Rae Turner; mother, Ida L.
Griffis; brother, Henry (Hank) Griffis, Jr; sisters, Karen Jeffers
(Hollis) and Diana G. Nazario (Ramon); and a host of nieces, nephews,
other relatives’ and friends. Sharon loved her family and community “that
was her world”. She was a Registered Nurse for a few years before working
for the family business, Griffis Gas Company of 103rd street,
Jacksonville, most of her life. She returned to teaching for a few years
at Santa Fe Community College in Starke after the family business closed
in 1998. We will forever miss her Laughter, big personality, entertaining
humor, jokes, storytelling and the special way she lit up the room.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday June 17, at 1pm in the First
Baptist Church of Maxville, with Rev. Richard Fish officiating. The family
will receive friends at the church on Tuesday starting at 11am. Interment
will follow in Long Branch Cemetery, Maxville. In lieu of flowers
donations may be made to Community Hospice North East, 4266 Sunbeam Road,
Jacksonville, 32257. Arrangements are under the direction of Cedar Bay
Funeral Home, Jacksonville. 714-1110