|Birth: ||Sep. 30, 1924|
|Death: ||Nov. 27, 2007|
Carrie Queenora Griffin affectionately
called "Queen" by family and friends,
was born in Noxubee County, Macon,
Mississippi on September 30, 1924 to
parents Rev. Alexander Conner, Sr. and Icy Dismukes.
The Family later relocated to the
Mississippi Delta where Carrie attended
school at Pilgrim Rest Elementary in
Isola, MS (a country church school).
The family later moved to Deovelente, MS
where Carrie helped with many household
and chores. The ﬁrst high school she
attended was Merry Saints Industrial
School in Lexington, MS and she completed
her high school education at Marry High
School in Jackson, TN.
After Carrie graduated from high school
she became an assistant elementary school
teacher. Several years later she moved
to Chicago and married Harvey Grifﬁn on
Valentines Day of February 1946. (Harvey
preceded her in death July .1986); to this
union four children were born: Henry, Evelyn
Louise, Joanne and Sheila.
Carrie's life was one of achievement, hard
work, motivation and being industrious.
Carrie's accomplishments included serving
as an ofﬁcer in the Peace & Goodwill Christian Club.
She helped organize and served ofﬁce on
the 7600 Union Block Club, She went back
to school at Kennedy-King College while
being a housewife and mother and completed
the teacher assistant program.
Carrie also exercised her fartistic &
creative talent by being in several plays,
the "passion play" on Easter Sundays at
McCormick Place and many productions by
Chicago Playwright Rev. Spencer Jackson.
Her love for gospel singing lead her to
join various church choirs and gospel quartets.
Carrie devoted herself to serving on
committees for family reunions not only
in Illinois but other states. Carrie
was active in political campaigns & voter
Carrie retired from the Chicago Public
School System as a teacher assistant.
Though retired Carrie did not slow
down. She joined the Eastern Stars
where she rapidly progressed and was
elected WORTHY MATRON of Sarah C.
Brown Chapter 124.
Carrie continued taking classes of higher
learning. She studied theology at Moody
Bible Institute. She took classes of
higher learning in ﬁnancial planning,
business, entrepreneurship, healthcare
(massage & herbology), nutrition, sewing,
crafts, yoga and eastern religion philosophy.
Throughout Carrie's life she always
maintained active membership and
participation in church and various
spiritual communities. Most recently;
her memberships included Covenant United
Church of Christ South Holland, Illinois
and Antioch Church of God in Denver, CO
where she relocated and spent the last;
four years of her life.
Carrie was often described as "spunky"
"bubbly", strong willed, vibrant, full
of life, fun-loving, giving and generous.
She is survived by four children:
Henry Grifﬁn (Lynn), Fredricksburg, VA,
Evelyn Gordon (Foley) Denver, CO,
Joanne Patton (Greg deceased 1991),
Chicago, IL, Sheila Grifﬁn, Houston, TX;
a beloved niece Clara McGee Grifﬁn who
she help rear. Sisters: Icye Stovall
(deceased 1989), Fannie Bell Webb, Beloit,
WI, Idell Holman, Houston, MS; brothers:
Alexander Conner, Jr., Deovelente, MS,
Franklin Watson, Miami, FL; aunts: Matilda
Brown, Indianola, MS, Zenna Bell
Dismukes, Jackson, MS; sister-in-law,
Alyce Griffin Clarke, Jackson, MS; seven
grandchildren; eight great grandchildren;
and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins
and goddaughter Linda Harris, Chicago, IL.
Alexander Conner (1897 - 1986)
Icy Cotton Dismuks Conner (1906 - 1998)
Harvey Trenman Griffin (1918 - 1986)*
Loving Wife and Mother
Mount Vernon Memorial Estates
Plot: Veterans Section
Maintained by: Jeffery Griffin
Originally Created by: Robert Gordon
Record added: Jun 22, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 38625793