Thomasville Times Enterprise

November 28, 2013

Bertha Sykes Griffin


THOMASVILLE — Funeral services for Bertha Sykes Griffin, 91, of Thomasville will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 30, 2013 at St. Mark A.M.E. Church, 700 Lester St., Thomasville.  Rev. James Banks, Jr. will officiate services with interment to follow at Peaceful Rest Cemetery.  Mrs. Griffin was born on September 28, 1922 in Thomasville to the late Robert and Hattie Graham.  During her life Mrs. Griffin worked as a Caregiver and Domestic Worker.  She was a member of the NAACP and the American Legion Auxiliary.  Mrs. Griffin was also an Usher an St. Mark A.M.E. and Providence Church.  Survivors to cherish her memory include her daughters Betty Banks (James) and Beatrice Jackson; brothers Plina Graham and Robert Graham all of Thomasville, John Graham (Ruby) of Columbus; sisters Louise Bradley of Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Martha Young (Robert) of Ft. Myers, FL, and Hattie Graham of Denver, CO; and a host of other relatives and friends.  Public viewing will be held on Friday, November 29, 2013 from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.  The remains will lie instate from 12 Noon until the funeral hour with no viewing following the eulogy. — Hatcher-Peoples Funeral Home