Frances Johnnette Tyson Griggs passed away at East Alabama Medical Center on Jan. 29, 2023. She was 82 years old. She was born June 6, 1940, in Macon County, Alabama. She was a long-time employee of Frank Jones accounting, formerly Jones & Jones accounting. She enjoyed the professional relationship built over the last 38 years with Frank Jones Sr., Frank Jones Jr. and clients. Her passions were Auburn football, watching “Jeopardy” and “Wheel of Fortune” and fishing at Lake Martin. She was a lifelong member of Union Christian Church.

She was preceded in death by her mother and father, Wyolene Bufford Tyson and John H. Tyson; son, Jimmie Donald Griggs; brother, Harold Tyson; and sister, Ganelle Tyson Langford.

She is survived by her husband of 65 years, Charles “Monroe” Griggs Sr.; children, Charles (Leanne) Griggs Jr., Gail Griggs and Craig (Debbie) Griggs; grandchildren, Jennifer Cooper, Jonathan Griggs, Donna Griggs, Tracy (Zack) Sowell, Jessica Griggs, Whitney (Jordan) Wirth, Megan Murray, Amy Van Eperen and Joseph Van Eperen; sister, Martha Venable; brother-in-law, John K. Langford; 14 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

A funeral service was held Feb. 1, in the Frederick-Dean Chapel with interment at Little Texas cemetery. Dr. Rusty Sowell officiated.

Frederick-Dean Funeral Home handled the arrangements.


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