In Loving

Jon Mark Griffin

Sept. 12, 1954 – June 12, 2020

Jon Mark Griffin died peacefully at home on June 12, 2020. He is survived by Sammie, his beloved wife of 24 years; his sister Susan, brother-in-law Cliff, and their children Matt, Mike, Amy, and Cliff IV; and his brother Exum (Griff), sister-in-law Betsy, and their children August and Katie.

Mark was a good man – kind and generous to all, and a loving, dedicated husband. A sober member of Alcoholics Anonymous for 27 years, he helped many other men recover from alcoholism.

Mark loved his animals, the Minnesota Vikings, and Becky’s Restaurant, which he owned and operated with Sammie for seven years. He and Sammie have been helped immensely by Rickey Giles, a family friend, throughout Mark’s  illness.

A service honoring Mark’s life will be held at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 828 Buford Road, Richmond VA 23235, on Saturday, June 20, at 5pm. All are invited to a catered dinner afterward (at 7pm) at Mark and Sammie’s home – 2848 Ballsville Road, Powhatan VA 23139.

Funeral Service


St Joseph’s Catholic Church


Sat., June 20, 2020


5:00 PM

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