Mrs. Clotelle McGriff P. Richmond affectionately
known as “Mrs. Clo” by family and friends earned
her well-deserved rest on Saturday, August 28,
2021, in her home surrounded by a few members of
her family. Mrs. Clotelle was born on September 28,
1922, in Fairfield County to the late Mr. John and Cora
Henry McGriff. She was one of twelve children.
Mrs. Clotelle was educated at the Fairfield Training Schools.
Although she only reached the 6 grade, she was a great advocate of
higher education and spiritual education and was often speaking on
how God had blessed her to see what she had seen and do what she
had done. She joined St. John A. M. E. Church at an early age and
was a devoted member. She also became a member of the Eastern
Stars Evergreen Chapter No. 126, which she loved dearly.
Mrs. Clotelle never met a stranger and everyone was welcomed in her
home. She loved everyone and everyone that met her loved her in
return. She often had cavings for black coffee, fruitcake, red velvet or
pound cake, and chitterlings. She loved to travel on long vacations or
Mrs. Clotelle was employed as a cafeteria operator for Fairfield
Memorial Hospital, a textile employee for Charms Corp, and a
Certified Nurses Assistant for Tanglewood Nursing Home. She also
became a personal caregiver for the elderly until she retired
Mrs. Clotelle was preceded in death by one son; Master Johnny B.
Kennedy, one Grandaughter Mrs. Gwendolyn D. Green and 9 her
siblings: Monroe McGriff, Herbert McGriff, Charlie McGriff, Guy
McGriff, Izetta McGriff, Maggie McGriff Sims, John McGriff Jr,
Eddie McGriff , and Henry McGriff.
Mrs. Clotelle’s legacy will always be remembered by those she left to
carry on; two daughters; Mrs. Barbara Jean (Julius) Nettles of the
home, Mrs. Shirley (Mathew) Shannon of Baltimore, Md,
Granddaughters; Mrs. Kimyetta (Bryan) Gaither of Ridgeway, SC,
Ms. Juliette N. Boulware of Winnsboro, SC, Mrs. Laurann (Kelvin)
Edrington of Columbia, SC, 11 Great Grandchildren: Ms. Elizabeth
C. Green, Ms. Barbara Jean Green, Ms. Christina Green, Mrs. Candice
(LaVarcus) Haire, Miss. Olivia D. Gaither, Miss. Tiffany Shannon of
Baltimore MD, Miss. Brittney K. Edrington, Miss. Jasmine M.
Edrington, Mr. Kelvin C. Edrington Jr., Mr. Caden T. Edrington, 9
Great Great Grandchildren: Carrie, Zachary, Tamia, Jashiya, Trinity,
Jeremiah, Taneya, Logan, Kenneth-Quincey. One brother, Mr. Lloyd
McGriff of Silver Springs, MD, and a host of nieces, nephews, other
family and friends.
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