Evelyn Griffith

Evelyn Griffith

Her Story

The Life of Evelyn Griffith

Evelyn Laster Griffith was born in Jacksonville, Florida to the late John Oliver and Zeller Mae Laster. She attended the local schools in Duval County. She also completed classes for cake decorations, pottery, and flower arrangements. She was very good at all of them. She loved to cook, bake, and work in her yard.

Ms Evelyn was a member of the Master Touch Ministry, Pastor C Denise Phelps. She loved Sunday school and was a member of the Senior Choirs.

She was preceded in death by her parents Mr & Mrs John O. Laster Sr, her late husband Willie Richard Griffith Sr, son Willie (Popa) Richard Griffith Jr, 4 brothers, two sisters.

She leaves to cherish her memories two sons Eric (Marain) and Gerald (April) Griffith, eight daughters Jannell (Eugene) Fultz, Rachel O. Holmes, Beverly (Wallace) Tyson, Cherrilyn (Lonnie) Jones, Loretta (Mike) Wells Sr, Denise (Derrick) Cotton, Kathy (Herbert) Smith, Amanda (Roy) Terry, brother Andrew Laster, four sisters Iriszola Jones, Barbara Henderson, Joyce Campbell (Minor), Patricia Laster, sister-in-law Evelyn Laster, daughter-in-law Linda Griffith, and twenty three grandchildren, 35 great grandchildren

A Visitation will be held from 2:30 PM to 4 PM Thursday January 21, 2021 in Evergreen Chapel 4535 Main Street Jacksonville, FL. A Funeral Service will be held at 2:00 PM January 22, 2021 in Evergreen Cemetery.


  • Renee’ Richmond Posted January 20, 2021 7:28 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss. It is my prayer that God will encircle you with love and give you His perfect peace . Praying for you and the family. Renee’ Richmond

  • shirley wilson Posted January 20, 2021 8:19 pm

    My sincere prayer is that our Almighty God and Creator will give you peace, comfort and sweet memories of your mother during your days of sadness.

  • Donesta Lay Posted January 21, 2021 11:07 am

    Thank you Mother Evelyn for being a mother to a motherless child. Thank you for your arms that embraced the hurting. Thank you for your smile that made one feel special. Thank you for your kindness .
    Thank you the treasures you left us with.
    Farewell my sweet Mother Evelyn

  • Connie Johnson Posted January 22, 2021 3:59 pm

    Hugs and kisses to you all. I pray God comforts and consoles you all.
    Connie Johnson

  • Linda J Griffith Posted January 23, 2021 1:04 pm

    My prayers and. thoughts are with the Griffith families during this difficult time. May the comfort of God helps you during this time of need.
    Thank Mother for all the treasures you left with us. Thank Mother for your kindness and being so sweet to me. You always made me feel like one of your daughters. So sweet dreams!

    Blessed are those who mourn for they will be comforted Matthew 5:4.

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