Carolyn Anne S. M. Griffis

Carolyn Anne S. M. Griffis

ASHLAND—Carolyn Anne Shifflett Marshall Griffis, 79, born on October 10, 1940, in Harrisonburg passed on December 17, 2019. She is preceded in death by her parents, Earl and Irene Shifflett of Grottoes; and her husband, Robert “Bob” Joseph Griffis.

She is survived by her brothers, Wayne Shifflett and Truman Shifflett, and sister Faye Shifflett, all of Grottoes; and daughter, Serena Campbell (Chris), grandchildren Morgan and Marshall of Mechanicsville.

Carolyn retired from Lucent Technologies. Once retired, she traveled often with her husband, Bob. Carolyn loved an adventure and cherished her relationships with people. Since her retirement, she drove significant distances daily.

She sought locations and people throughout eastern Virginia to enrich her days.  Carolyn lived with a warm heart and embraced an opportunity to get to know someone. Two quotes that were near her at all times were “What I do today is important because I’m exchanging a day of my life for it” and “He is wise that learns from every man.”

Being a mother was her greatest point of pride and she did so with unconditional love and support. A service will be held at 2 p.m. January 25 at Mt. Olivet Christian Church in Elkton. A service also will be held at 2 p.m. February 8 at the First Unitarian Universalist Church were Carolyn was a member.