Charlotte M. Griffith
Charlotte M. Griffith, 66, of Jackson, Mo., died at her home on Tuesday, May 5,2020, after a long and courageous battle with Sjogren’s Syndrome.
She was born on Feb. 12, 1954, the second child of Mildred L. Prater and Roy C. Simmons.
She married Steven T. Griffith on May 10, 1985, in Cape Girardeau. She was of Christian faith.
She was raised on a farm in Alexander County. She was a 1972 graduate of Egyptian High School in Tamms.
She attended Shawnee Community College and Southeast Missouri State University, majoring in art.
She worked her entire professional life in banking, beginning at the Farmers & Merchants Bank in 1973. Over her career, she worked through the mergers of Farmers & Merchants Bank, Boatmen’s Bank and Bank of America. Her last position was with US Bank; she retired early in 2010 due to health reasons.
Mrs. Griffith was a generous and loving person. She enjoyed traveling, especially to the beach, Atlanta and Memphis.
She possessed great talent and creativity and was known in the local craft circles for her beautiful work. She was also known for her love of Christmas and her great Christmas parties, when her house was filled with beautiful holiday decorations of her creation, homemade goodies and lots of fun with family and friends.
Survivors include her husband, Steven T. Griffith; her sister and best friend, Deborah Simmons (Kenneth) Fulton, of Cape Girardeau; a stepdaughter, Jennifer (Henry) Blank, of Memphis, Tenn.; her niece, Angela (Gabriel) Navarro and their children Grace and Luke, of Atlanta, Ga., whom she cherished as her own. She is also survived by numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, and special friends, Karen Penrod and Jill Halbert. She was preceded in death by her parents.
She will be laid to rest in a special place near her parents, grandparents and family members during a private graveside service at Rose Hill Cemetery in Thebes, with Chaplain Fred Burgard officiating.
Memorials can be made to the Rose Hill Cemetery Fund, PO Box 159, Thebes, Ill. 62990.
The family expressed deep appreciation for the loving care provided by St. Francis Hospice.
Ford and Sons Funeral Home in Cape Girardeau is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences can be shared at www.fordandsonsfuneralhome.com.