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Lee Jane Griffiths

June 30, 1930 — April 22, 2023


Lee Jane Griffiths

Lee Jane Marshall was born on June 30, 1930 in Berryville, Arkansas. Her parents were James Wallace Marshall and Alta Jane Highland Marshall. Lee Jane was preceded in death by her first husband, Francis Marvin Griffiths; by her sister JoAnn Marshall Keck and by her parents and by her husband's parents: O. Bernie and Dorothy Griffiths.

Lee Jane is the Mother of four children: Meri Jane Griffiths Cargile

(Husband: Bruce Allan Cargile); Marvin Marshall Griffiths (Wife: Debi Lynn Briggs Griffiths); John Mark Griffiths and Keri Melinda Griffiths Gandy (Husband: Jonathan Edwin Gandy). Lee Jane and her husband Leonard have 9 grandchildren and 1 1 great-grandchildren.


Lee Jane grew up in Rocky Ford, Colorado where her parents were farmers with her Mother specializing in the Turkey business and her Daddy in the DeKalb Seed business. Prior to Lee Jane's high school graduation, she was already working as assistant bookkeeper at the Rocky Ford J.C. Penny enterprise. Soon after her high school graduation (June, 1948), she was promoted to be head bookkeeper and she was only 18 years of age and also honored to serve as the Queen of the Arkansas Valley Fair.

Then the Griffiths family met the Marshall family at the First Baptist Church of Rocky Ford, Colorado and that was when her heart was soon won over by a young Marine, Francis Marvin Griffiths. They were married at the First Baptist Church on December 28, 1951 and a picture of her in her own self-made wedding dress now appears on the front cover of a book about the Church which she titled: "The Bride Until!" - On the date of October 29,1961, she lost the love of her life, Francis Marvin Griffiths, when he fell to his death from a 60 foot grain tower in Bledsoe, Texas.

 While studying and contemplating about earning a certificate for employment as a Certified Public Accountant, her life (and that of her current 3 children: Meri Jane, Marvin Marshall and John Mark) was turned into another direction when she became the wife of a younger brother of Francis Marvin, one Leonard Earl Griffiths (who was also a marine). While helping her new husband in his ministerial studies at Hardin-Simmons

University in Abilene, Texas she became the mother of her fourth child: Keri Melinda.

Working faithfully by her new husband's side, together they served churches in Texas, Indiana, Colorado, Wisconsin, Arizona and Arkansas. Some of her blessed moments were when she received her PHT degrees

("Putting Hubby Through") as he received his degrees at Hardin-Simmons University, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (Louisville, Kentucky) and Luther Rice Seminary (Jacksonville, Florida).

At the time of Lee Jane's passage from this life into Eternal Life, she was continuing to live her life - as always - as the hymn is titled: "Let Others See Jesus In You!"  So she did and that legacy lives on in her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Without a doubt the saying "Our loss, Heavens gain" was/is true in her life well lived. She agreed and lived her Christian life in line with the Spirit-filled words of the Apostle Paul recorded as Philippians 4:13 "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me!"

Visitation will be from 5:00 to 7:00 pm on Thursday, April 27, 2023, at Krestridge Funeral Home.  Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, April 28, 2023, at Second Baptist Church.  Interment will be at 2:00 pm in the Muleshoe Memorial Cemetery in Muleshoe.

Arrangements are under the direction and personal care of the professionals at Krestridge Funeral Home.  (806) 897-1111

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Thursday, April 27, 2023

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

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Funeral Service

Friday, April 28, 2023

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Graveside Service

Friday, April 28, 2023

Starts at 2:00 pm (Central time)

Muleshoe Memorial Park Cemetery

104 E Ave C, Muleshoe, TX 79347

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