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Annette Griffith

Annette Griffith
March 16, 2024
Francis Annette Matthews Griffith, died March 16, 2024, three months shy of her 89th birthday.
She was born in Kilmichael in 1935. Her family moved to Moorhead where she graduated from Sunflower Agricultural High School and attended Sunflower Junior College (now Mississippi Delta Community College). Annette was employed by Planter’s Bank in Sunflower until she retired, achieving the position of vice president.
In August of 1963, she married Jimmy Griffith. They resided in Sunflower until the passing of her mother in 2004. She then moved to Tylertown to be closer to her younger brothers, Roy and Ernest. There she joined the First United Methodist Church An avid reader, she always looked forward to her visits to the public library. Weekly card games of Canasta and Rook filled her social calendar. For health reasons, Mrs. Griffith relocated to Poplarville in May of 2019.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Doc Roy Matthews and Laura Bell Gregory Matthews, son David Byron Griffith, husband Jimmy Griffith, sister-in-law Jean Gibson Matthews, brother Roy Byron (Mary) Matthews, and brother Ernest Cameron Matthews.
She is survived by her sister-in-law and caregiver Brenda Philley Matthews of Poplarville; nephew Gregory Gibson Matthews, wife Pam, and daughter Mollie Ann of Brandon; nephews Cameron Glen Matthews of Raleigh, NC, Ernest Brady Matthews of Kennewick, WA, and Jason Dean Matthews of Poplarville; great-nephews James Austin Matthews and wife Marilyn of McKinney, TX, Cameron Michael Matthews of Dayton, OH, and Bradley Chase Matthews of Stringer; great-niece Bailey Layne Matthews of Kennewick, WA; great-great-nephew Andrew Chase Matthews of Florence; family friend Jenni Sikes and children MJ, Landon, and Gabby of Poplarville; and her feline companion Miss Kitty.
A private graveside service will be held at the family plot in Moorhead this summer. Those wishing to honor Mrs. Griffith are encouraged to make donations to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital or the Walthall County Public Library in Tylertown.

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