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Alberta Juanita Griffey, 78, of Monongah passed away on Saturday, July 15, 2017 at Ruby Memorial Hospital. She was born in Perry, Alabama on March 21, 1939 the only child born to the Late Robert and Annie Wilder. Her father gave Alberta the nickname "Lil Bit". They raised her in a home filled with food and love which she would carry on to her very own Household.
Alberta was united in Holy matrimony to Paul Griffey for a remarkable 57 years. Together, they had six kids where they made a beautiful home in Monongah. Since she was a child, she had been deeply rooted in the church and chose Miles Chapel to become a longstanding member of until her health prevented her from going. Ask anybody that knew her and they will tell you family was her #1 priority in life. She always worked hard to make sure her Kids were taken care of and was proud to be a coal miner's wife. All her Kids and grandkids were special to her and she treated them so. Everybody felt comfortable around her because she accepted you as you are and brought nothing but joy into people's lives.
She loved to relax while watching cooking shows and browsing through cookbooks. It made her happiest cooking for her loved ones and watching them enjoy her delicious meals. Recently, she moved into a brand-new home that she loved very much. Her favorite thing to do was sit on the couch and gaze out of the window watching the cars pass by, content with life.
Everywhere she went, people all around could see how loved she was by her family.
Surviving here are two sons Michael "Mike" Griffey and Brian Griffey both of Monongah; five daughters, Deborah "Debbie" Freeman and her husband Larry of Monongah, Joyce Smith of Atlanta, Georgia, Kim Tucker and her husband Greg of Virginia Beach, Virginia, Twanetta Griffey and Lashya Griffey both of Atlanta Georgia; five very special grandkids, Dion Griffey, Kobie Amelett-Griffey, Monique Smith, Jonathan Smith and Jasmine Tucker, also surviving were many beloved great grandchildren.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her youngest daughter, Roberta Lynn Griffey. In keeping with the wishes of the deceased, her body was cremated.
Friends and family may call at the Carpenter & Ford Funeral Home, 209 Merchant Street, Fairmont on Friday from 12pm to 2pm. The memorial service will be at 2pm on Friday, July 21, 2017 at the funeral home with Pastor Randolph White officiating.
Online condolences and memories may be shared with Alberta's family at www.carpenterandford.com.
Published on July 19, 2017
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