Virgil Griggs Sr.

October 14, 1984 - April 14, 2023


Obituary For Virgil Griggs Sr.

With humble respect, Sewell Mortuary in Grantville announces the transition of Virgil Griggs on April 14th, 2023.Funeral Service will be held April 22, 2023, at 1 PM at Springfield Baptist Church Greenville GA.Virgil M. Griggs Sr. was born on October 14, 1984 at Goulds Clinic in Goulds,Florida to his mother, Edythe M. Edwards and his father, Bennie Griggs Jr. He wastruly loved by his father, who depended on him throughout his life.At the age of 3, he moved to LaGrange, Ga and attended Yvette’s Little WorldDaycare in LaGrange, Ga. He later moved to Greenville, Ga where he attendedelementary, middle, and high school. He attended Springfield Baptist Churchwhere he was baptized at an early age.Growing up Mike was active in sports and activities, such as basketball. He lovedbeing with his brother, David and his friends. After moving to Greenville hegained a lot of friends, who became his family forever.Mike was blessed with a beautiful baby boy, Virgil Micheal Griggs Jr. with PorshaBlackmon on January 6, 2005. This was one of the happiest times of his life. BigMike and Lil Mike were best friends. He gained a daughter, Myah, through hismarriage to Meka. His greatest joy was being a loving father.Mike worked as a pipe-liner for 15 years. He joined Local 1652 in Miami, Florida,where he started his journey of being a pipe fitter. He loved working on thepipeline because he could travel and meet new people. He worked in manydifferent states loved learning how to operate different machinery. He worked andtraveled as a pipe-liner with his step-father, LT, until his life ended.He had many friends who he treated as family. He never met a stranger and lovedto smile and reminisce about the good times. He loved having fun and enjoyinglife. He had many hobbies that he liked to do, his main hobby was playing lotto. Ifyou knew Mike, you knew he always played his numbers, which consist of hisfamily and friend’s birthday, tag numbers or house addresses.Mike gained his wings on Friday, April 14th in Hampton, Ga. He was preceded indeath by his grandmothers, Ruby Murphy and Mary Griggs; grandfathers, JosephMurphy and Bennie Griggs Sr.; sisters, Anishkia Laquita Slayton and RoslindGriggs; uncle, John Murphy; cousins, Issac Horn and Travis Jenkins Jr.He leaves behind his son, Virgil M. Griggs Jr., his mother, Edythe Murphy (LT);his father, Bennie Griggs Jr. (Penny); siblings, David Collier (Rae), Benny GriggsIII, Caroline Griggs, Daphane Blake, Kennissa Griggs, Linda Griggs, EboniGriggs, Alexis Griggs, Marcus Linder, Daphane Blake, Rodney Parham, DevinTerrye Boone (Shucarma), Iraelle Edwards, Taquana Edwards, Octavious Johnson,JaMurrell Tucher, LaPorsha Gates; aunts, Patricia Bray (Robert), Jackie Murphy,Jeryl (Denise) Murphy, Lydia Murphy, Alicia; uncles, Lamar Griggs, NathanielGriggs (Wonda), Joseph Murphy (Darlene); cousins, Shummarah Murphy, LutherMurphy (Regina), Kamila Murphy, Jerge Wells, Joey Wells (Ouaniqua), JerryWells, Jeryl Wells, LyDona Lewis and Ashley Prebianca; Mentor, councelor &ear, Porsha Blakmon; best friends Micheal Berry, Dranmond Reeds, KeoniHollins, Octavious (Tibe) Murphy, Kaynee Kennedy; Kelvin Alford, MarcusWallace; family friends, Rita, Shell, Kevin, Kentrell, Amanda, Nisha, Ocie(office); special friends Halen McFadden Sr. (Jenelle), Zykeria Gunn, KayneeKennedy; a host of nieces, nephews and close friends that will deeply miss him.Sewell Mortuary is honored to be entrusted with providing end-of-life services to the Griggs family.



22 Apr

Funeral Service

01:00 PM

Springfield Baptist Church 304 Carter St Greenville, GA 30222 Get Directions »
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  • 04/20/2023

    Sending my condolences to the family. Rest in peace Mike

  • 04/19/2023

    My deepest condolences to the family, I pray you all find peace and comfort during this difficult time. May your soul rest in peace. Love Theresa

  • 04/19/2023

    You were a good friend to me for years 🙏🏾 Rest in Peace 🕊️ Until we meet again.

  • 04/19/2023

    My deepest condolences. My Lord Mike. I know you will be truly miss. May you rest in peace. Love from me and my family.


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