Joan Ellen Griffith

April 19, 1935 - July 27, 2020

04/19/1935 - 07/27/2020

Joan Ellen Griffith (nee Bowman) age 85 died in her bed in Norfolk Virginia on July 27 2020. Joan was born in Washington D.C. in 1935 to Ella Jeannette Bowman (nee Bryan) and William Howard Bowman. She was a telephone operator for many years before she retired.
Joan enjoyed reading good books , watching old movies and sun bathing. She is survived by 4 children -1 sister- 9 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by 1 grandchild.
Joan was a Christian who is now in the welcoming arms of the Father.

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Doris Fox
3 years ago

Joan and I were very close in spirit. We spoke once sometimes two times a day.
She lived her whole life with severe back pain which affected her entire life and many decisions. In spite of this pain she could laugh and appeared mostly young at heart. She loved her kids and spoke of this most of the time. She was an excellent cook, and told me how she missed this the last couple of years. She loved musicals from the 50s and Broadway show tunes. She was a beautiful person, caring, and light of heart. We were close and shared many thoughts and memories over the phones for years. I will miss Joan. She missed her Mother and now they are together. Love you Joanie, Love, cousin Doris