Linda Annette Griffin age 70, of Lake City passed away on Friday, June 16, 2023 at her residence. She was born on September 5, 1952 to the late Walter Goodman and Viola Wilson Goodman. Linda was the oldest sibling to her two late brothers Wayne and Joe, her late sister Mary Beth, and her last surviving sibling, her youngest sister, Brenda Sue. She was a natural at being a mother and a truly caring person who loved the Lord.

In 1972, after some trials and tribulations, she met her husband of now 51 years, Donald. They fell in love and gave birth to 5 children, but raised 7 together, Dawn, Tina, Candace, Christy, Ashlynn, Donald, and Tysean.

Although this may be the end of her life here on Earth, this begins her eternal life in Heaven and her memory will live on through her beloved and always loyal husband Donald, her 7 children, 11 grandchildren, and 11 great grandchildren. 

No matter if it was her own children, her siblings, her grandchildren, her great grandchildren, nephews, or nieces, she was a mother to whoever needed one.

This is not a mourning, but a celebration of the life of a truly great wife, mother, sister, grandmother, great grandmother, and an over all truly amazing woman. 

She is preceded in death by her parents: Walter and Viola Goodman, brothers: Eddie Wayne Goodman and wife Teresa Goodman, Joe Mack Goodman, sister: Mary Elizabeth Butterworth, and brother in law: Kenneth Hensley.

Linda is survived by:

Husband: Donald Curtis Griffin

Children: Dawn Susan Kennedy

               Tina Melinda Wilson

               Candace Elaine Best and husband Kenneth Best

               Christy Viola Comer

               Donald William Griffin

               Tysean Mikael Wilson

Sister:     Brenda Sue Hensley

Grandkids: Stephen, Stephanie, Ashlynn, Maggie, Jordan, Kalinda, Derek, Aaron, Adam, Gavin

Great Grandchildren: Jacob, Madilyn, Jaxson, Bella, Emma, Jasper, Zane, Keaston, Zavian, Kenslay, and Patricia

And a host of nieces, nephews, and many other family members and friends.

Visitation of Family and Friends: 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM, Saturday, June 24, 2023 at Hatmaker Funeral Home in Lake City.

Funeral Service: 6:00 PM, Saturday, June 24, 2023 in the Hatmaker Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Robert Greene officiating.

A graveside service will be held at 1:00 PM on Sunday, June 25, 2023 at the Oak Grove Cemetery in Lake City.