Mr. Jesse Griffin

  • Born: January 10, 1954
  • Died: July 24, 2020
  • Location: Waterbury, Connecticut

Chapel Memorial Funeral Home

35-37 Grove Street
Waterbury, CT 06710

Tel. (203) 755-4370

Tribute & Message From The Family


Message From The Family

Thank you for your support during this difficult time. Please enhance this tribute to Jesse by adding your memories and photos.

Mr. Jesse Lawrence Griffin, 66 of Waterbury, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, July 24, 2020. He was the husband of Patricia (Rucker) Griffin of Bridgeport.

Mr. Griffin was born January 10, 1954 in East Tallassee, AL, a son to the late Jesse Griffin and Fannie Kate (Crawford) (Griffin) Morgan.

Jesse was educated in the Tallapoosa County School System. He discontinued his education at an early age to seek employment and help support his family. Throughout his life he continued to work hard. Jesse was employed with Harvey Hubbell, Wade's Dairy and Pace Motor Lines where he was a tractor trailer driver. He loved driving and did so for many years until health issues prevented him from doing so. He was a simple man who loved his family. Spending time with his daughters brought him so much joy. In his free time, he enjoyed singing, karate, in which he was a 5th degree Black Belt, cars, comics, history and basketball. Most of all, he loved his family. He will be missed by everyone that knew him.

Besides his wife, he leaves to cherish his memories four daughters; Tanisa "Nee-Nee" Rucker, Rashida "Crunch" Griffin, Shonika "Waun" Griffin, and Jessica "Babygirl" Griffin, three grandsons who he affectionately referred to as his "grandmen" Shannon "Man" Griffin, Shelden "Man Man" Griffin, and Shanden "Dallas" or "Man Man Man" Griffin, three sisters; Gina Griffin, Valarie Griffin, and Lisa Morgan, one brother; Reginald "Reggie" Griffin, three nephews; Wayne "Brice Edward" Griffin, Jachin Paul Rogers, and Joshua Rogers, and a host of relatives and friends.

Besides his parents, he was predeceased by sister Florence "Nette" Griffin.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Sorry for your loss Jessie was an old friend from a long time ago & he was always the life of the party! He will be missed!

Posted by Abraham Campbell - Waterbury, CT - Friend   August 04, 2020

Sending my condolences to the family for the loss of your loved one. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.

Posted by Sherri Winstead - Durham, NC - Friend   August 01, 2020

I will always remember how you made me feel welcome when I first moved to Wtby.

Posted by Pamela Stallworth - Naugatuck, CT - Friend   July 31, 2020

I'm so sorry to hear about your loss, accept my condolences.

Posted by Gladys Love - Durham, NC - Family Friend   July 31, 2020

So sorry for your loss, my condolences to the entire Griffin and Rucker family.

Posted by Demaris Whittingham - Bridgeport - Friend   July 30, 2020

We where young and could do anything back then ....so we thought. Hadn't seen you in a while, but we ever forget. Rest In Peace Bro.

Posted by Dennis Howard - Hamden, CT - Friend   July 30, 2020

So sorry for your loss. You all are in our thoughts and prayers. Sending lots of hugs and kisses your way.

Posted by Bridget White - Durham, NC - Family Friend   July 30, 2020

My sincere condolences to the entire Griffin family. May the Lord give you comfort, strength and understanding during this difficult time.

Posted by Kamilah Watson - Naugatuck, CT - Coworker   July 30, 2020


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