January 12 1943 September 29 2019
FORT MEADE – Sondra E. Griffith, 76, passed away Sunday, September 29, 2019 in Bartow, FL. Ms. Griffith was born January 12, 1943 in Los Angeles, CA and spent her childhood years in Indio, CA. Soon after her high school graduation in central Florida, she attended the University of Florida and went on to graduate, and receive her Master’s Degree from Florida Southern College in Lakeland. She worked with the Polk County School Board as an elementary teacher in Fort Meade for 38 years, and also for the Hardee County School Board, also as an elementary teacher, for five years. Ms. Griffith was a former member of First United Methodist Church of Fort Meade, where she remained active for many years singing in the church choir. She was a very proud member of the Daughters of the American Revolution (D.A.R.), and attended the White House in Washington D.C., to meet former First Lady Barbara Bush for a tea with the organization. Ms. Griffith was loved by many, and known for her excellent teaching skills that made a positive effect on so many children throughout her teaching career. Ms. Griffith was preceded in death by her parents, Charles J. and Mildred Murphy Fox; and her brother, Jim Fox. She is survived by her son, Carl T. Griffith, Jr.; daughter, Carolyn; brother, Dallas Fox; two grandsons, Harrison and Alex; niece, Julie; longtime family friends, Robert, Adele, Dale and Darla Snead; her many extended friends, coworkers from Lewis Elementary, and the hundreds of children who were privileged to have her for a teacher. Private family services will be held. Memorial donations may be made to the Daughters of the American Revolution, 1776 D Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20006. Hancock Funeral Home, Fort Meade, FL 863-285-8171 To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Sondra E. Griffith please visit our Sympathy Store.
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Sondra E Griffith January 12 1943 September 29 2019.
Death notice for the town of: Fort Meade, state: Florida