May 31, 1936 - March 29, 2018
A memorial celebration will be held for Susan Griffin at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 3, 2018 at Hilliard Funeral Home with her son, John Payne officiating.
Susan Grace Spangenberg Griffin was born May 31, 1936 in Buffalo, New York. She had been a resident of Ben Wheeler for over 20 years, formerly of San Diego, California and Western New York. She was dedicated to her family and enjoyed spending all of her free time with them. She was also a lover and rescuer of all animals.
Susan passed away at the age of 81 on March 29, 2018 at her home. She is preceded in death by her first husband, John Nathanael Payne; second husband, Norman Lee Griffin; daughter, Rachel Ann Payne; and parents, George Alexander Spangenberg and Grace Adele Coates Spangenberg.
Survivors include her children and their spouses, Mark & Cathy Payne of New York, Rebekah & Bart Joseph of New York, Katrina & Randy Willard of South Carolina, Susan & Randall Stubblefield of Lindale, Lisa Fox & Gene Lall of Rockwall, John & Natalie Payne of Rockwall and Jeremiah Payne & Sarah Oldfield of Dallas; siblings, Kathleen Denny, Mary Gumaer, Christian Spangenberg and Martha Gross; sixteen grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
If desired, memorials can be made to an animal rescue or animal shelter of your choice.