Barbara Kuykendall Griffin

Friday, September 16, 1938 - Friday, July 16, 2021

Devoted to Her Lord and Her Family

Photo of Barbara  Kuykendall Griffin  - 1938-2021

Barbara June Kuykendall Griffin, a beloved wife, a wonderful mother, great-grandmother, and dear sister, entered into her eternal heavenly home on Friday, July 16, 2021.

Barbara was blessed with 82 years of a wonderful life. She was born September 16, 1938 in Eden, North Carolina to the late Claude Kuykendall and the late Elsie Queen Kuykendall. She had made her home in Haywood County most of her life and she had truly devoted her life to her Lord and her family. She was a faithful member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church where she had served as the church organist for more than 20 years. Mrs. Griffin had been a Sunday school teacher, a training union leader and she also reached out to new Christian members of the church as a faith teacher.  She was a kind and gracious lady and Barbara always made everyone feel welcome to the Griffin home. She was indeed a wonderful cook and her delicious pumpkin pies and her homemade biscuits were favorites of everyone. Barbara was always thinking of others and her heart runneth over with goodness and love. In the words of her family, “She was a stellar mom, a giving lady, a true humanitarian and an example for each of us to follow throughout our lives.”

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Roy Lessley Griffin who passed away in 2017, and her brother, Bruce Kuykendall.

Surviving are her sons, Les Griffin and Lisa of Canton and Mark Griffin of Canton; grandchildren, Autumn and Bailey Griffin, Walker Griffin, Austin Griffin and Kaity; great-grandchildren, Laylen Hines and Aubrey Griffin; a sister, Peggy Shepherd and Eugene of Canton and many dear friends.

The funeral service will be held at 2:00 pm Sunday, July 18, 2021 at Mt. Zion Baptist Church where Mrs. Griffin will lie in state 30 minutes prior to the funeral service. The family kindly requests that social distancing be observed at the funeral service. Pastor Eddie Deitz and Dr. Perry Brindley will be officiating. Burial will be in Longs Community Cemetery, Coffee Branch Road in Canton. Serving as pallbearers are Lawrence Lanning, Mike Singleton, Glenn Browning, Dexter King, Walker Griffin, Austin Griffin, Kenneth Farmer, and Eugene Shepherd.

Crawford / Ray Funeral Home and Cremation Service is honored to be caring for the Griffin family.


Condolences from family and friends

So sorry for your lost, thoughts and prayers to your family.
Stephanie Willis
Our deepest sympathy to the family.we know the pain. Tim Betty jo and Skye in heaven ruff
Betty jo Ruff
The family of Barbara, so sorry for your loss. She was a sweet lady.
Elva lee Rogers
Our deepest sympathies for the family. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Tommy and Tracy Plemmons
So sorry for your loss sending prayers
Gary and Sarah Henson
I will always remember the beautiful music she provided at church from years go. I am sorry for the loss of this wonderful woman. Prayers for the family during this difficult time.
Debbie justice Lewis
We are so sorry for your loss and wish we had been in town to attend the service! You and the family are in our prayers! Barb was a very special lady who loved her wonderful family. Barb was always so kind and gracious to both of us and we so enjoyed the time we had with her!!! Love, Ronny and Bonny
Ron and Bonny Chamberlin