Peacefully on June 8, 2018, Deborah L. Griffin Acklin went home to be with the Lord. She was the daughter of the late James Woodlow Griffin and Betty R. Brown Stokes. Also preceding her in death is her Husband, James Acklin, Sr., Son, James Acklin, Jr., Brother, Dewey Berger and Sister, Shirley Griffin.
Deborah who was fondly known as Debbie, loved God and her family and friends. She had a love for the community no matter where she lived.
At an early age, Debbie had a passion for planting vegetables her and husband, James, Sr., cared for in the Hill District. She was even in the community paper for how well she took care of the garden for many years. Debbie went to school for LPN and she had many hobbies and also did volunteer work in the community. When she moved to 803 E. Warrington Avenue (High Rise) she volunteered around the building helping out. She also did a lot of work with the church, Hill Top United Methodist Church under the Direction of Pastor Matthew Price. She was very close to her church family and there were times when they needed a reader of the word of God and Debbie came every day to become a reader. She was very close to the Pastor family and all of her church members. Even though Debbie will be remembered for her kindness shown to the community- it touched the community family to witness last month whhile she was very sick and had just come out of the hospital, she went to the votiing polls to help out. She will be missed by all who came in contact with her family and friends.
She leaves to cherish her memory two children, Angela Griffin-Cuspard (Rodney) and Stacy Griffin (Brad); four sisters, Hattie Woodall, Patricia Mitchell (Albert, Sr.), Barbara Mosley (Edward, Jr.) and Gloria Griffin; two brothers, Nate Berger (Lady) and Kenny Griffin (Debbie); two Aunts, Ida Greene and Sally Dubose, 12 grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews and friends.