Fallen Hero: Major Douglas “Doug” Wayne Griffin

Crosby, MS

Funeral Home

Marshall Funeral Home


Friday, Dec 2, 2022
5:00-6:00 pm Family viewing
6:00-8:00 pm Public viewing
The Lighthouse
19 Franklin Str.
Meadville, MS 39653


Saturday, Dec 3, 2022
Viewing at 10:00 am
Services at 11:00 am
Sweet Home Baptist Church
4667 Berwick Cassels Rd
Gloster, MS 39638

Woodlawn Cemetery
Gloster, MS  39638



Obituary for Douglas “Doug – M-45” Griffin
Gloster – February 22, 1972 – November 21, 2022
Funeral services for Douglas Wayne Griffin, Sr., 50, of Crosby, who passed away on November 21, 2022, at his residence, will be held on Saturday, December 3, 2022, at Sweet Home Baptist Church in Gloster at 11:00 A.M. under the direction of Marshall Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery.
Visitation services will be held on Friday, December 2, 2022, at The Lighthouse Center in Meadville from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. and on Saturday, December 3, 2022, from 10:00 A.M. until the service time at the church.
Douglas was born on February 22, 1972, in Natchez, MS, to Robert White and Louvenia Griffin. He was a member of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Masonic Lodge in Gloster, and the Gloster Hornets Youth Football organization.
He is preceded in death by his father.
Douglas leaves to cherish his memories his loving wife, Lavonda; two sons, Douglas Jr., and Donovan; an “adopted” daughter, Aleah Sambo; his mother, Louvenia Griffin; one brother, Napolean White; and one sister, Bobbyeann White.

Honoring a Fallen Hero, Who Served Within the Mississippi National Guard

In recognition of our proud American tradition of honorable service which our military men and women have given to their country and our State, we honor a Fallen Hero. Our nation, our state, and the National Guard Association of MS (NGAMS) regard the memorializing of its retired military deceased as an honorable and sacred obligation.

Another great Soldier and Fallen Hero has been released from duty, passed from our ranks and has moved on to his heavenly home on November 21, 2022. Major Douglas “Doug” Wayne Griffin, age 50, has departed and gone to a better place with our good Lord.  Doug is currently a member of the MS Army National Guard serving with the 298th CSSB. Arrangements are pending and this post will be updated accordingly. Please keep his family and friends in your prayers.

It takes a special person to serve within the military for their country, giving up their family time, comfort, and safety for their country, ultimately for all Americans to enjoy their freedoms, safety, and way of life. We now applaud you for your service to our country. A special message from General Douglas McArthur remains applicable today for our Servicemen that have passed: “Old Soldiers never die; they just fade away”.

Rest in Peace Soldier. We applaud your patriotism and brave efforts in serving our country and your family for their support of your service. We thank you for your service. Without your efforts and your families’ support, our country would not stand so boldly, shine so bright and live so free.

You now have earned a rest, so go fly with the Angels, go rest high on that mountain; your work on earth is done. Go to heaven a-shoutin’ Love for the Father and the Son.