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Warrenton James Griffin


Sunrise: April 6, 1948

Sunset: September 5, 2020

Warrenton Griffin, 72, was born April 6, 1948. He departed this life on September 5, 2020. Warrenton James Griffin also known as “Peaches” was a native of Norfolk, VA and made a legacy form himself by serving in the United States Army where he served in the Vietnam War and received many honors such as the National Defense Medal, Vietnam Service Medal with 4 bronze service stars, Republic Vietnam Campaign Medal with device weapons, crewman USATC (AD), Fort Bliss Texas and was Honorably Discharged.

Warrenton was loved by everyone. He was loving, giving, caring, funny, a friend to all, a father who loved his children and had a very special relationship with his mother, Julia Gaynor. He had so many things to offer anyone whom he loved or befriended. Anywhere he traveled and anyone whose life he touched, he left a lasting memory that will never be forgotten. Whether you laugh or cry, he was the ray of Sunshine that entered the room. He made sure you knew of his presence.

Warrenton was very laid back and humbled, he never forgot his roots. The love he had for his family was an overwhelming feeling of love and the love he had for his mother was surely known. He so loved his children even if he could not express it. The love was always there.

Warrenton is predeceased by his father, Warrenton Taylor; step father, Claude Gaynor; brother, Tonnie M. Gaynor; two sons, Harry Times and Warrenton “Pimp” Parker and his daughter, Samantha F. Ganther.

Warrenton leaves to cherish his memory his mother Julia Gaynor; six sisters, Juliaette Sanders (William), Jeanette White (Henry), Margaret Boykins (Samuel), Claudette Simmons, Darlene Gaynor and Pamela Gaynor; four brothers, Robert Gaynor (Phyllis), William Gaynor, Edward Gaynor (Nisey) and Tran Gaynor (Ann); six children, James Griffin, Travis Griffin, Antonio Griffin, Yolanda Times-Watson (Jeffrey), Julia Mitchell-Wilson and Al-din Mitchell and his  beautiful grandchildren to carry his legacy, Kita, Jequitta, Shannon, Chyinaah, Treshah, Tarvon, Alain Jr., Madh, Zamir, Jamayh, and a host of nieces and nephews he adored.

His memory will forever live on through family and friends. Warrenton loved people and was also very loyal however he could help someone he would. His passing is very well felt all over and he will surely be missed.

Now he can be seen walking around Heaven all day!

No Public Viewing Memorial Service WATCH SERVICE LIVE ONLINE Friday, September 25, 2020 11:00am Metropolitan Funeral Service 7246 Granby Street Norfolk, VA 23505 Inurnment To Be Announced Albert G. Horton Veteran Cemetery 5310 Milners Road Suffolk, VA 23434 The family is following the CDC and State of Virginia guidelines for funeral attendance The family is following the CDC and State of Virginia guidelines for funeral attendance

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    Crystal Boneu says

    Rest in Heaven Peaches gonna really be miss coming to the Lil store off Tidewater dr.playing your mom’s lottery numbers man this is crazy

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    Phyllis Gaynor says

    May God bless the family during this time of sorrow may God give you the strength and peace of mind that you need
    EARTH HAS NO SORROW THAT HEAVEN CAN’T HEAL ❤️❤️
    Love Phyllis G.

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    Patricia White says

    R.i.p Uncle Peaches May the work u done on this earth speak for you To the family pray together and u all will stay together Lord comfort this family

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    Judy Barrington-Eure says

    Sending Prayers of Comfort and Strength to the Family during this difficult time. Sorry I can’t be with the family on today. Rest In Peace, Peaches😢

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