Darla Loftin Griffin, 65, Sour Lake
Darla Loftin Griffin, 65, of Sour Lake, died Saturday, January 7, 2017, at MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, at approximately 10:15 p.m. She was born on November 9, 1951, to Mary Odell Jordan Loftin and Harmon Loftin, in Beaumont.
She was a 1970 graduate of French High School. After graduation, Darla lived in Germany for one year then resided in Sour Lake the remainder of her time. She enjoyed shopping, scrapbooking, taking pictures, and spending time with her family and three dogs, Buckshot, Pugzee, and Sally.
Darla’s sense of humor brought so much joy into everyone’s life. When she was around you were sure to have fun. She loved her girls and family more than life itself. The last fourteen years she fought so many illnesses with courage. Her heart was tired and went home to be with the Lord.
Survivors include her husband of thirty-five years, George Calvin Griffin; daughters, Shannon Wilkins Garcia of Sour Lake; Nicole Wilkins-Marshall and husband, Nickole, of China; mother, Mary Odell Durham of Sour Lake; stepsons, Kevin Griffin and his wife, Michelle and Brant Griffin and his wife, Charla, all of Sour Lake; grandchildren, Brandon Biano and his fiancée, Taylor Clakley, Mason Garcia, Brayden Marshall, Kaleb Griffin, Kaylee Griffin, Kyler Griffin, Kolby Griffin, Andrea Teter, Taylor Griffin, Kadin Griffin, Adam Gilliand, Zakk Adams, and Boux Adams; sisters, Stacy Bernard of Beaumont and Rita Durham of Trinity; brothers, Lex Evans of Sour Lake; Andy Durham and his wife, Denise, of Fannett; and Dan and Daniel Durham-Charest, of Liberty; godchild, Ashlyn Murphy; numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins; and many friends.
She is preceded in death by her father, Leonard Harmon Loftin “Smut”; grandparents, Ollie and John Jordan and Jimmie Zorn Loftin and Leonard Harrison Loftin ; grandchild, Cole Garcia; great-grandchild, Emerson Biano; and loving pet, Juanita.
A gathering of Mrs. Griffin’s family and friends will be from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 11, 2017, at Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont. Her funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, January 12, 2017, at First Baptist Church, 765 6th Street, Sour Lake. Her interment will follow at Phelps Cemetery, Thicket.