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Phyllis Imajean Griffith

July 31, 1948 — May 28, 2023


Phyllis Imajean Griffith, 74, of New Castle, Virginia, passed away on Sunday, May 28, 2023, at Carolina East Medical Center.

Phyllis was born on July 31, 1948, in Dayton, Ohio, to the late Samuel and Mary Tincher. She married the love of her life, Jerald Griffith Sr., while he was in the Marines. They lived in various places during his military career and after his retirement they settled in New Castle, Virginia.

Phyllis loved hummingbirds and kept a close eye on her hummingbird feeder, delighting in watching them flutter about. She also loved to garden, enjoying the produce of the harvest, and filling her kitchen with the toil of her hard work. Phyllis also enjoyed being in the kitchen cooking and preparing wonderful meals for her family and friends.

She is survived by her son, Jerald Wayne Griffith Jr. (Laura Duran) of New Bern and her grandsons, Bradley Griffith (Mary), Joshua Birkman, and Ryan Birkman.

In addition to her parents, Phyllis was preceded in death by her husband, Jerald Griffith Sr. and her daughter, Tracey Birkman.

Services for Phyllis will be held at a later day.

Family and friends are welcome to submit online condolences at

Arrangements by Munden Funeral Home & Cremations in Havelock, NC.

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