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Lovie Mae Griffin

March 8, 1944 ~ May 8, 2020 (age 76) 76 Years Old

Lovie Griffin Obituary

Lovie Mae Griffin, known to most as Ms. Lovie, Love-Mae, Ms. Lovely, and Momma Griffin, entered Heaven’s gates on Friday, May 8, 2020. She was born in Duckhill, Mississippi, on March 3, 1944, to Albert Triplett-Vanarsdale and Luther Washington. While there are countless qualities that made her special, it was her love for her family, her ability to feed the soul with her food, and her dedication to God that gave her resilient strength and drove her commitment to helping others. As one of 18 children, Lovie spent her childhood in Pickens, Mississippi, where she was raised by her maternal grandparents. Lovie attended the landmark Richland Elementary School, aka, The Little Red School House. Lovie became a wife and mother in her hometown. In May of 1967, while visiting her sister, Linnie Jean Steverson, in Chicago, she realized that there was more opportunity in the big city and decided to stay. She left Pickens and moved with her children to make a home on the West Side of Chicago. Motivated to give her family a great life, Lovie combined her love for community service and family development, which led her to National Lewis University, where she received her Bachelor’s of Science in Childhood Development. Lovie began her career with the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services. After being recognized for her hard work and dedication, Lovie was hired to manage The Ounce of Prevention program, dedicated to helping women and young mothers at the Marillac House. She worked there for over 25 years, where she received numerous awards and accolades for her accomplishments. After being featured in the book, Millstone, the Chicago Tribune published an interview with Lovie and documented her commitment to her community with the following quote: “While a lot of Black Americans have achieved much, others still fall hopelessly behind. It must be a part of our responsibility to help the less fortunate.”

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Services

Wake
Monday
May 18, 2020

10:00 AM
Miracle Revival Cathedral
2010 St. Charles Road
Maywood, IL 60153

Funeral Service
Monday
May 18, 2020

11:00 AM
Miracle Revival Cathedral
2010 St. Charles Road
Maywood, IL 60153

Interment following funeral service
Monday
May 18, 2020

Oak Ridge Cemetary
4301 W Roosevelt Road
Hillside, IL 60162

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