Desiree L. Griffin

Dez was born in Tacoma, Washington, September 7, 1977 at Tacoma General Hospital. She is born to Doretha Gaye and Leonard Griffin. Dez father passed on in 2017. Dez is survived by her mother Doretha Gaye, her siblings Joyce Courtney, Lardell Courtney, and Perry Griffin. Her beautiful daughters Tayja Edge age 21  and Tayonna Edge age 16 and her grandchild.However, brother Joey Courtney passed on in 2008.

She attended Foss High School. The thing Dez loved the most was being a mother to her daughters. Dez was blessed with granddaughter Livelia age 3.

Dez enjoyed working alongside her mother as a housekeeper at Sea- Tac Comfort Inn. Dez loved dancing, singing, being around family and friends But most of all BINGO.

She was one of the most humble, genuine, loyal and honest person one would ever meet.

Dez will truly be missed be her dearest family and friends.

Absent in the body, but always present in the heart and mind.

  1. TJ says:

    So very sorry for the loss of your Dear loved one. May you put faith in the words mentioned at Isaiah 26:19 and Psalm 37:29 and allow it to give you hope and comfort at this difficult time.

  2. Carolyn Vaughn Young says:

    This for the The Phyllis Harris’s Family.
    I am so sorry for Loss of your mother, sister, grandmother, Aunt, and other family members and friends. I just heard about the loss of my friend/sister, who i have known for 25 years or move. She was such a supporter of the chlidren and youn adults in the Tacoma, Universaity Place and lakewood. She was such an honor to know.
    My family, Carolyn Vaughn Young, and others loved her dearly.
    To Ruth, her daughter, I am sorry. I just found out about your Mom and my friend. Please share my love and my sister, Nancy Tomlin.
    We will miss her greatly.
    Love you, Carolyn Vaughn Young.

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