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Bernice Griffin

Bernice Griffin (Cash)

Thursday, September 3rd, 1942 - Saturday, May 25th, 2019
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Obituary

On September 3, 1942, a bright light full of possibilities began with the birth of Bernice
Cash, born to the late Lonnie and Pauline Gaddy Cash in Columbia, South Carolina. The earthly
light dimmed on May 25, 2019, at her home in Newark, Delaware with her family by her
bedside.

As a young child, Bernice and her parents moved to and settled in Port Deposit
(Cokesbury), Maryland. There, she, her parents, and extended family - grandparents, aunts and
uncles and cousins - became part of the fabric of that community. Her Christian walk began
with joining Cokesbury Baptist Church. Bernice sang in the choir, participated in the Missionary
Society, and was an active church member.

Bernice graduated from George Washington Carver High School in 1960. She attended
Morgan State University in Baltimore, Maryland and Saint Augustine’s University in Raleigh,
North Carolina, where she became a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

On January 9, 1963, she married her high school sweetheart, James E. Griffin, Jr. From
this union were two children, Regina Doreen and Michael Tyrone Griffin. With his employment
the family moved to various communities in Washington, DC and surrounding suburbs, Miami,
Florida and Raleigh, North Carolina. Bernice and Jim finally settled in Newark, Delaware, where
she became a devoted member of the Pilgrim Baptist Church family.

Bernice bravely served as a caregiver to her parents and her husband during their health
challenges. Later in life she returned to college and traveled around the world, which was a
pastime favorite. One of her greatest joys was being a grandmother to her only grandchild,
Sydney Alise Griffin. She also became a surrogate grandmother to many children in the
neighborhood who loved her as their own.

Bernice’s legacy continues and will forever live in the hearts of daughter, Regina; son,
Michael; daughter-in-law, Malissa; granddaughter, Sydney, god son Bobby Burwell, sister-in-law
Evelyn Jordan, nephews Vada Jordan and Vada Jordan, Jr., niece Katrina Farquharson, and many family and friends.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, May 31st, 2019 | 10:00am - 10:45am
    When
    Friday, May 31st, 2019 10:00am - 10:45am
    Location
    Pilgrim Baptist Church
    Address
    1325 Barksdale Road
    Newark, DE 19711
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Friday, May 31st, 2019 | 11:00am
    When
    Friday, May 31st, 2019 11:00am
    Location
    Pilgrim Baptist Church
    Address
    1325 Barksdale Road
    Newark, DE 19711
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Interment

    Location
    Berkley Cemetery
    Address
    2418 Castleton Road
    Darlington, MD 21034
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    Friday, May 31st, 2019 3:00pm

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Donations are being accepted for: AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY INC.

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Posted at 08:02am
To Regina and family, please accept our heartfelt sympathies for your loss. Our thoughts are with you during this difficult time. Love to you all.
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Posted at 01:39pm
To the family, Please accept my condolences for the loss of your loved one. Words can not express the pain you are going through, so may the words at Psalm 46:1 and 2 Corinthians 1:3,4 comfort you in this time of great loss to your family,
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