William C. Griffin, Jr.

Sunrise: January 14, 1957

Sunset: November 20, 2022

We are truly heartbroken to announce the passing of our loved one William C. Griffin Jr. He went by the nicknames June, Junie, or Nose. June, 65, of Chesapeake, Virginia, passed away unexpectedly on November 20, 2022. He attended Lake Taylor High School and went on to work at Norshipco which is now known as Bae Systems. He was currently a dedicated Superintendent at Auxiliary Systems. In his spare time, he loved being outdoors working on his yard, spending time with his family, and working on different projects whether it was for family or friends. He was known for giving great advice and being such a great impact on people. 

One of his biggest accomplishments was being a magnificent father. He was always there for his children through their ups and downs and taught them to be great in whatever they do. He wanted them to be better than him, which was extremely hard to do. As a father, he would push his children to be successful and prosper. Nicole would always say “my daddy can do anything but lift up a house”. This was in fact a true statement. He could do anything he put his mind to and ensure he completes the task with perfection. He was one of a kind.

Junie was a loving sibling, uncle, brother-in-law, and colleague. He always put family first and was well known for cracking jokes. June impacted many people all over with his positive presence and spirit and will forever be missed. 

He was such an amazing partner to his spouse Sheila for 45 years, as well as an excellent father to their son LaVar Griffin and daughter Nicole Griffin Neal. Let’s not forget his granddaughters Alexis Griffin, Sydney Griffin, Madison Griffin, Londyn Neal, and his one and only great grandson Jayce Ricks. In addition, he welcomed in loving arms his daughter and son in law Davian Griffin and Devondus Neal. He leaves to cherish his memories, his three sisters- Charlotte Trotter, Attilah Jackson (Alfred), and Fatima Ellison (Larry). Three brothers- Horace Fields, Sr. (Ann), Willie Griffin, Cardoza Sears (Cardette), and Aunt Josephine Fields.

He was preceded in death by his mother and father- Lillian Griffin, and William C. Griffin Sr. His sister- Brenda Sears. A host of nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends. 

On the behalf of the Griffin family, we would like to thank you for your prayers and kindness during the passing of our loved one. 

Viewing Monday, November 28, 2022 3:00pm - 6:00pm Metropolitan Funeral Service 120 W. Berkley Avenue Norfolk, VA 23523 Service COME IN PERSON OR WATCH SERVICE LIVE ONLINE Tuesday, November 29, 2022 12 Noon Metropolitan Funeral Service Berkley Chapel Interment Woodlawn Memorial Gardens 6329 E. Virginia Beach Blvd Norfolk, VA 23502

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    Jacqueline Hawkins says

    Earth have no sorry,that heaven can not heal.to let the Griffin family know that God will bring healing to our aching hearts.love always.pastor Jacqueline Hawkins and family.

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      Travis Edwards says

      To the Griffin family. I’m sorry for your lost. Griff was like a father to me. He taught me alot. I will never forget him. He taught to a better person. Boilermaker for life. I love you Jr Griffin

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    Kay Drayton lawe says

    Sending you and the family this note of comfort to let you know that you all are in my prayers.

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    Your Niece Lillian says

    There will be an empty space here on Earth but there will not be an Empty space in our hearts. Uncle Junie will always fill our hearts with his heavenly love. He leaves his memories that we will cherish forever. We will miss you Uncle and we know you will continue to watch over your family . I know Sweetmama and Sweetdaddy dancing around up there knowing that their boy has been called home to join them. May your Soul rest and your Spirit remain.
    I Love you ❤️

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    Mervin McCoy says





    Mervin and Pam, Next Door

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    Damian griffin says

    To my uncle I’m gonna miss yo funny jokes and your card tricks you will forever be missed.

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      Malangie Baugh says

      Sheila and family. My heartfelt condolences to you and your family. Keeping you all in my prayers at this difficult time.🙏🏽

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        Kesha Fields says

        Uncle Junie you were so amazing, always had loving and caring heart. Uncle you will be truly missed. To my Aunt Shelia and my cousins I love you’ll with all my heart! Praying for you’ll and the family.❤️❤️

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    Latoya Griffin says

    I pray that god shields all of his love ones. He will forever be loved and rememberd for jokes and card tricks. He loved family and we felt it. We loved our unkle.He will truly be missed.

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    Latoya Griffin says

    I pray that god shields all of his love ones. He will forever be loved and rememberd for jokes and card tricks. He loved family and we felt it. We loved our uncle.He will truly be missed. Love you with all of our hearts.

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    Patrice D Sherrod says

    SHELIA, I am so sorry to hear about Junie..My prayers are with you and your family.

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    John Nibblett says

    I was saddened to hear about Griffs departure. Not only he was my landlord but a OUTSTANDING brother..If you needed something he would help you with the quickness..I know he was telling me John I’m going to retire soon. But my friend God had a plan for you..John Nibblett Jr

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    Carrie M Hall says

    All I can say is “Jesus” I still feel like I am going to call Shelia and ask how things are and she will say everybody fine. All I can say is my heart is with you always my sister in-law my friend and I love you and the family with all my heart. There are few words to say right now but all I can say is “Jesus” give them want they need “Right Now” love you Mae and Nelson

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    Philip Riddick says

    I am sorry to hear about your loss.
    Griffin was a very intelligent and industrious man. One who had an amazing attitude of excellence. I always enjoyed working with him and I learned so much just by being in his presence. Mrs. Shelia, we are praying for you and family.

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    Dr. Lamont Ricks says

    The Ricks Family would like to extend our deepest condolences to Lavar Griffin’s family during this time of loss and bereavement.

    May God continue to wrap His arms of care around the Griffin family.

    Dr. Lamont Ricks (Oscar Smith High School)

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    Your Niece Lillian says

    To My Family, Tho our eyes are filled with tears let’s not forget how heavy our hearts are filled, filled with the
    Love Uncle Junie also known to some as Nose has given us. His Love was unconditional. Let’s not say farewell let’s say see you in the next life which will be the best life, eternal life. Until that day comes let’s continue to love one another as my uncle did and not forget the legacy he has left here on earth ,his wife, his children, his grand children, his great grandson, his siblings and an abundance of other family and friends. My God continue to watch over us all

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    Paul Joseph says

    I send my deepest sympathies to the entire Griffin family. My heart is with you at this time.

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    Julie Justice Eaton says

    My husband and I would like to send our deepest condolences to The Griffin Family and beyond. My heart goes out to Nicole, my god daughter Alexis, Var and to mama, i cant even begin to imagine the pain. I will be keeping everyone in prayer.
    I will definitely miss hearing dad yell “judy” at me from across the street, as he has done for the last 30+years and everytime I tell him its “julie” he would laugh and say “whatever judy” lol
    I definitely looked up to him as a great father figure in my life who set the standards in how dads/husband’s are to be towards their families.
    God definitely gained a wonderful man who I know will be truly missed. RIH Dad

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    Kristin Stancil says

    Mrs. Griffin, Nicole, Lavar and family I send my deepest condolences to you. Mr. Griffin was always very nice from the Southern Terrace days on up to the times I would see him at the VSU basketball games, he never forgot who I was and always asked about my family. I pray that God grants you all comfort and understanding now and in the days to come. God bless you Griffin Family.

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    Kita says

    Uncle June
    Im going to miss the funny jokes and the good times you have shared with the family. Your presences was always a present. The fact that we really don’t have to question your after life because you was a honest true loving man. A believer and was always filled with joy. You were a great father, grandfather, husband , uncle , brother and a great person overall. I can’t think of a time you ever gotten mad or upset. I think what would probably upset you the most if we dont push hard to be the best we can be. I love you uncle june and continue to rest on. kitaboo

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    Aunt Shelia, Nicole, Lavar..I love you all. Uncle, I’ll always remember the smile on your face and the warm hugs you always gave me. I LOVE YOU!

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    Ina Rivers says

    Mrs. Griffin, Nicole, Lavar, and family,
    I send my heartfelt condolences to you and the family.
    Although no words can help to ease the loss you bear, know that you are very close in every thought and prayer. May the loving memories you share be with you forever!

    Ina Rivers

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    Antonio Wilson (Smoke) says

    Mrs Shelia, Var, Nicole..I love yall. Mr. Griffin was a great man in every way. Every since I meet him he been a great influence and supporter. I’ll miss his jokes and presence and the games he even supported me when I coached. I pray the Lord gives understanding and healing. I love yall…..

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    Coleen Norman says

    Family you have our deepest sympathy. Praying 🙏🏽 God’s strength for you all during this difficult time. May the memories shared bring you comfort and peace.
    Norman/Epps family

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