Dorothy L. Griffin

March 21, 2017


Dorothy Lee Griffin, 73, of Frankfort, passed away at 4:44 p.m. Tuesday, March 21, 2017 in her home.

She was born on January 20, 1944 in Central City, Kentucky to Noble F. and Thelma A. (Walls) Benson.  She attended schools in Kentucky.  She married Jerry A. Griffin on June 30, 1984 in Hammond, Indiana and he preceded her in death on May 19, 2005.  Dorothy was a homemaker and was a member of Faith Family Ministries in Frankfort.


Visitation and Services

A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 25, 2017 at Faith Family Ministries, 508 W. Green Street in Frankfort.  Friends may visit from Noon until the time of service at the church.  Pastors Cliff Howell and Ron Masters will officiate.  Graveside burial service will be at 1 p.m. Central Standard Time Monday, March 27, 2017 in Rose Hill Cemetery in Central City, Kentucky.

Survived by:

Survivors include her Daughter:  Rebecca A. Vela;  Son:  Timothy W. (Jessica J.) Thomas both of Frankfort;  Sister:   Shirley F. LeDuc of Greenville, KY;  Grandchildren:  Jason Vela, Alicia Echeverria, Derek Vela and Joshua Thomas;  14 Great Grandchildren;  and 2 Great Great Grandchildren.

Preceded by:

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, 5 sisters:  Patricia A. Hill, Linda S. Benson, Wanda J. McGhee, Ruby J. Knight, and Brenda L. Benson, and 4 brothers:  James E. Benson, Wilbur R. Benson, Billy D. Benson, and Charles W. Benson.


Leave your Condolences

5 Condolences for “Dorothy L. Griffin”

  1. Donna March 24, 2017 at 10:14 pm

    Becky, Tim and family. She was such a great friend to me. I was honored to be called her adopted daughter. She was very special, and in my tears I rejoice knowing that she is home now, and Jesus told her well done child. She was so proud of you all, especially those who excepted Jesus as your savior. That was her greatest wish, and prayer for you. Continued prayers.

  2. Erilda & Ron Coleman March 26, 2017 at 8:04 am

    Dearest Family,
    We were so sorry to hear of your Mother’s passing. Know you will miss her. She was a sweet lady. She will be dancing and singing in heaven. Our prayers for strength & comfort are with you. God bless – Ron & Erilda – Foley, AL

  3. Lori Snyder March 26, 2017 at 11:53 pm

    So sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you at this time.

  4. Jim Archer -St Paul, MN March 27, 2017 at 7:06 am

    Becky and Tim,
    I am so sorry to read of your Mom’s passing, she was definitely a sweet wonderful person and will be missed.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time.

  5. Phillip Griffin August 7, 2022 at 10:13 am

    My comfort for your loss.

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