Katherine Eliza Griffith was born on February 5, 1941 in Elbert, West Virginia to the late James and Virgie Griffith.
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When Katherine was a young girl she loved to sing, dance and learned how to play piano by the age of 5 by ear. At the age of 14, Katherine and her entire family moved from rural Beckley, West Virginia to Jamaica Queens, NY where Katherine graduated from John Adams High School in South Ozone Park NY. Following High School, Katherine started a career at Metropolitan Life Insurance Company as a medical secretary before meeting and falling in love with Charles Boddie who she married in August of 1967. To this union, her first child Crystal was born. After moving to Nashville, TN in 1973 with her husband Charles & daughter Crystal. Katherine then started a new career at McGavock High School as a vice principal’s secretary. While living in Nashville, Katherine a became a member of a Pinochle card group called ‘The Group’ which she enjoyed playing every Friday night with her closest friends. While in Nashville Katherine gave birth to her second child Brandon in 1979. Katherine, husband Charles and their two children moved to Flanders, NJ in 1982 where she started working at AT&T. In her later years Katherine developed a love for watching sports which continued throughout her life.
Above all Katherine loved her family; she loved being a mother and grandmother and spending time with them.
Katherine leaves to celebrate her life and cherish precious memories to her 2 children: Crystal Ferraro of Mt. Laurel, NJ & Brandon Boddie of Charlotte, NC; her son-in-law Thomas Ferraro; four sisters: Sylvia Simmons, Brenda Griffith, Margret Miles, Marjorie Griffith, one Brother Douglas Griffith one sister-in-law Linda Griffith, two brother-in-law’s David Miles and Bobby Eaton; one granddaughter; Gabrielle Eliza Ferraro and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and extended family and friends
Katherine will be joining her late oldest sister Daphne Eaton and her late younger brother James Arthur Griffith.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Barlow & Zimmer Funeral Home.