Donald Charles Griffith, 80, passed away on Wednesday December 7, 2022 in a local hospital. Mr. Griffith was born on January 15, 1942 in Manchester, LA to Clifford Griffith, Sr. and Ophelia Griffith. He was a member of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church. Donald was a master craftsman and a member of Local 207 Laborer’s Union for over 50 years.
Left to cherish his memory is his loving wife of 56 years, Bertrella Griffith; children, Deidre (Earl Jones, Sr.) Jones, Kelvin Griffith and Karen Guy; 9 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren; siblings, Laura Rivera (Godmother), LouAnna August, Rita Guidry, Savannah (August) Fontenot and Wanda Darbone; sister in laws, Nola Griffith, Linda (Lester) Duhon and Jennifer (Steve) Jacquet; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, mother and father-in-law, Paul and Mary Thierry; brothers, Wesley Griffith, Clifford Griffith, Jr., Herbert Griffith, Sr. and Gilbert Griffith; sisters, Ruby Jolivette and Alberta Delahoussaye; brother in laws, Joseph F. Guidry, Clarence August, Louis Jolivette, Sr., Kenwood Delahoussaye, Sr., Jesse Darbonne and Wilbert Simien; sister-in-law, Delores Griffith and best friend over 50 years, Edward (Gabby) Thibodeaux.
A Mass Of Christian Burial will be held at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church on Saturday, December 17, 2022 at 11 am under the direction of Johnson Funeral Home of Moss Bluff. Rev. Rommel Tolentino will officiate. Burial will be held in Sacred Heart Cemetery following the service. Visitation will be held at Johnson Funeral Home of Moss Bluff from 9 am until 10:30 am with a rosary being recited at 9:45 am.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the family to continue The Donald Griffith Children’s Coat Fund which he started.