October 20, 1949 - May 4, 2021
Gloria Griffin, 71, of Canton, GA, died May 4, 2021. Gloria was born on October 20, 1949 in New York, NY. She is survived by her husband, Walton Griffin; her daughter, Sara Griffin; her son, Morgan Griffin; and her “adopted” grandchildren, Samantha and Peyton Pace. Gloria attended Newton College and Boston College in Boston. While working at Southern Bell, she met her husband, Walton, and they married in 1977. Gloria ran her parents’ medical practices after leaving the phone company and worked as a City Commissioner in Parkland, FL. She was part of the first all female commissioner group in the state. She moved with her family to Roswell, GA in 1985, went back to school for advanced degrees and became a school counselor. Gloria worked as a school counselor for 10 years before becoming a school psychologist. After retiring, she opened a private counseling practice that specialized in equine therapy. Gloria used miniature horses to help her clients, and because she was called to help others, she volunteered her time taking the minis to schools, churches, and nursing homes. She loved horses and riding dressage throughout her career. Gloria also volunteered at church, counseling others through the annulment process. Gloria was an avid golfer, winning the Club Championship at Woodmont Country Club in 2015 as well as at Brookfield Country Club. She also made a hole in one in Big Canoe in 2005. She will be greatly missed. Visitation is at Northside Chapel, 12050 Crabapple Rd, Roswell, GA 30075 on Thursday, May 6 from 11:00 – 1:00 pm. The funeral service is at St. Peter Chanel Catholic Church, 11330 Woodstock Rd, Roswell, GA 30075 on Friday, May 7 at 2:00 pm. Interment will follow at Green Lawn Cemetery.
Gloria Griffin, 71, of Canton, GA, died May 4, 2021. Gloria was born on October 20, 1949 in New York, NY. She is survived by her husband, Walton Griffin; her daughter, Sara Griffin; her son, Morgan Griffin; and her “adopted” grandchildren,... View Obituary & Service Information
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