December 11, 2020, 86, Princeton
Emma Eloise Lawhon Griffin, 86, of Smithfield, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday, December 11, 2020 at UNC Johnston Health. She was born October 26, 1934 in Johnston County and was the daughter of the late Alex Aaron Lawhon and Bertha Edna Hughes Lawhon. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by husbands David Earl Corbett, William Myers, Roy Griffin; her son, Danny Earl Corbett, her stepson Billy Myers; brothers, Richard Lawhon, Robert Lawhon, James Lawhon; a sister, Elizabeth Wall; and a granddaughter Cheyenne Peedin.
Emma was born into a large loving family. She deeply loved her family. Later in life Emma became a resident of Smithfield Manor Nursing and Rehab; where she became part of a new family that she loved and enjoyed.
Ms. Griffin will lie in repose at Casey Funeral Home & Cremations, Monday, December 14, 2020 from 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM. A private burial will take place at Tee’s Chapel Free Will Baptist Church later.
She was the wife of a farmer; then she transitioned to public working at Fieldcrest Mills. For many years she was a babysitter. She enjoyed fishing and working in her vegetable and flower gardens. Her favorite hobby was quilting.
She is survived by a son, James Leslie Corbett (Debra) of Smithfield; a daughter, Joy Lynn Griffin (Lance) of Princeton; a step son, David Earl Myers (Peggy) of Smithfield; and other step children, Tina, Kim, Shannon and Scott Griffin; a brother, Frank Lawhon of Smithfield; sisters, Edna Pearl Sykes of Raleigh, Gladys Woodard (Robert) of Tennessee, Connie Breci (Tom) of Benson, Carolyn Aycock (Elton) of Smithfield, Shirley Proutey (Don) of Clayton, Doris Crews (Gene) of Willow Springs, Brenda Stroud (Terry) of Garner; 5 grandchildren, Scott Corbett, Earl Corbett (Amy), Christian Carcione, Chandler & Chancetian Peedin; 3 great grandchildren, Skylar, Spencer, and Layla; several nieces and nephews.
The family wants to thank everyone for their prayers during this time. They would also ask that you wear a mask and social distance during her services.