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Earnest Griffin

January 20, 1967 ~ April 22, 2020 (age 53)


Earnest Griffin a resident of Grand Rapids, Michigan was born January 20, 1967, in St. Joseph, Michigan to William, Sr. & Ernestine Griffin.  Earnest was a graduate of the Berrien Springs High School Class of 1985. Earnest enjoyed traveling and spent much of his life as an over the road truck driver.

 Earnest Griffin leaves to cherish his memory: mother, Ernestine Muhammad of Berrien Center, MI; son, Donovan Pinder of Grand Rapids, MI; daughter, Isus K. (Marlon) Bowers, grand-daughter, Lanessa Bowers, grandson, Marlon, Jr. Bowers all of Portage, MI; siblings, Wynee (LaShawn) Wilson of Killeen, TX, Veronica Griffin, William, Jr. (Rehema) Griffin of Grand Rapids, MI, Lajetta Griffin-Coleman of Houston, TX, Louis (Vickie) Griffin of South Bend, IN, Alethea Griffin of Dallas, TX, Latricia Griffin-Parks of Houston, TX; long-time partner, Nicole Day of Grand Rapids, MI; aunt, Minnie Simmons of Berrien Center, MI; uncle Jimmy (Denise) McGhee of Chicago, IL; 18 nieces & nephews, 30 great nieces & nephews, and a host of cousins, friends and many well-wishers.

 Earnest was preceded in death by his father, William Griffin, Sr.; paternal grandparents, Charlie Griffin, O.J. & Marie McGhee; maternal grandparents, Elijah Holmes, Louis & Winnie McGhee; nephews, Lorenzo and Clayton; and a niece Tiaya.

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