Madeline Yoakum Griggs, 85, passed away on Wednesday, January 6, 2021, from a long illness. She was born in Lee County, Virginia on March 27, 1935 to Cline and Carrie Yoakum.
After marrying her husband, she moved to Roanoke and spent the rest of her life raising three children there. She enjoyed gardening and spent time playing her favorite game, Sudoku. In her later years she worked as a caregiver for a local senior care service.
Madeline was preceded in death by her husband, Henry Griggs and by her son, Tim Thornton. She is survived by her daughter, Becky Smith and husband, Robert. She is also survived by her son, Jay Griggs and his wife, Cynthia. Madeline has eight surviving grandchildren. She will be greatly missed by her family.
Services will be private.
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