Gwendolyn Marie (Griffin) Tucker

Born: Thu., Jul. 31, 1919
Died: Sat., May 6, 2017

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Mrs. Gwendolyn Marie Griffin Tucker, 97, of Waycross, passed away Saturday (May 6, 2017) at her residence following an extended illness.

She was born July 31, 1919 in Waycross to the late Phillip Eugene Griffin and Addie Ruth Deen Griffin.

At her birth, her family resided on William Street, and she lived in Waycross almost her entire life. She graduated from Wacona High School in 1935.

As a young person, she sang on the radio, as many local folks did when WAYX had its upstairs studio on Plant Avenue.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Carl Eugene Griffin, and her sister, Valoryn Ruth Griffin Middleton.

Survivors include her two daughters, Sondra Marie Tucker Chapman and Gwendoly “Lyn” Vernonne Tucker Judah, both of Waycross; six grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and 12 great-great-grandchildren (she had five sets of five generations); and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.


She hugged and kissed her many loved ones at Heaven’s gate,

Then shares with them the joy of her new-found fate.

She goes on and on about the ones she left behind;

It’s going to take a while, because she was Grandma to all mankind.

Now God bestows the heavenly rewards upon her head,

As always, shares them others instead.

She now receives the deed to her new Heavenly mansion;

To make room for all of us, she’s already planning the expansion.

She started working on it as soon as she left the room.

So Grandma wished for all to understand

That God is the Key to the Eternal Land.

If you choose Him before it’s too late,

Grandma will meet you at Heaven’s gate.


On Saturday, May 27, the family will gather at Union Hill Church in remembrance of “Granny T”.

Memorialization is by cremation.

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