Dorothy Mae Mitchell Griffin, affectionately known as “Dot” by her family and friends, was born on April 7, 1941 to the late Garey Mitchell and Katie Bell Mitchell Williams in Blaney, South Carolina. Dorothy transitioned suddenly to her heavenly home on Sunday, September 27, 2020.
Dorothy was educated in the public schools of Richland County, South Carolina where she graduated from Bethel High School. After graduation, she became employed with Midlands Center of Columbia, South Carolina. Dot had a passion to cook but also loved baking. She was best known for her sweet potato pies, candied yams and collard greens! Dorothy loved to do word search puzzles in her spare time and she was also a diehard Greenbay Packers fan.
Dorothy accepted Christ at an early age. She was a member of Good Aim Missionary Baptist Church. After marriage, she joined her husband at Macedonia Baptist Church. Dot held numerous positions within the church and community. She cherished the friendships and fellowships of the Blythewood Community Ladies Club dearly, where she served as the President for many years.
She is preceded in death by her husband of forty-five years, Deacon Emeritus William Griffin, Jr.; two daughters, Evelyn Green and Loretta McCants.
Dorothy “Dot” Griffin leaves to cherish her precious memory: four daughters, Reverend Dr. Angela (Chris) Williams of Grovetown, GA, Sharon (Deacon Powell) Myers of Hopkins, SC, Ida Bell (Alvin) Belton of Blythewood, SC, and Karen Griffin of Columbia, SC; two sons, Minister D’Encencio (Shannon) Griffin of Manning, SC and James (Paula) Griffin of Fresno, CA; three sisters, Willie Mae Gibbs of Columbia, SC, Verdell Williams and Della Bell (Reverend Samuel) Waden of Blythewood, SC; two brothers, Elder Joe Louis (Lucille) Mitchell of Sandford, NC and James (Mae) Williams of Blythewood, SC; one son-in-law, David Green of Columbia, SC; one sister-in-law, Nettie Benson of Blythewood, SC; two brothers-in-law, Reverend John Griffin of Lancaster, SC and Deacon Harry (Bernice) Griffin; a special family friend, Virginia Able of Greenville, SC; a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, other loving relatives and friends.
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