Obituary Details

Veneissa Jacqueline Griffith

March 11, 1968 - June 12, 2020

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Funeral

Location:
Pine Forest Memorial Gardens
Date:
Friday, June 19, 2020
Service Time:
11:00 AM

Cemetery

Location:
Pine Forest Memorial Gardens
Date:
Friday, June 19, 2020
Time:
Immediately Following Service

Notes

Veneissa Jacqueline Griffith, 52, of Durham, NC, died on June 12, 2020, while at in-home hospice, after a difficult battle with cancer. She was born in Raleigh, NC, on March 11, 1968, daughter of Bill Haynes and the late Valerie Haynes.

Veneissa grew up in Maryland and went to school within the Charles County Public Schools system. After graduating high school, she eventually attended Shaw University and graduated Cum Laude with a degree in psychology. She went on to obtain her MBA from the Jack Welch Management Institute (Strayer University) while working full-time at Siemens Medical Solutions – where she worked for the last 10 years.

She loved to volunteer, travel, and experience different cultures. While living in Chicago she volunteered with Little Brothers – Friends of the Elderly (Chicago Chapter) and while in Durham she volunteered her time at the Durham Literacy Council. During her travels she spent time in the Caribbean, Canada, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Italy, Dubai, and Morocco. She also travelled extensively in the U.S. – visiting all but a few of the 50 states.

Veneissa loved to unwind by hiking, biking, or by watching the game of baseball. She grew to love the Chicago Cubs while living in Chicago, and after moving back to North Carolina that love transferred over to the Durham Bulls. She attended several games every summer. She also loved to attend Washington Nationals and Baltimore Orioles games when visiting her brother in Maryland.

Her mother, Valerie Haynes of Waldorf, MD, preceded Veneissa in death.

She is survived by her father Bill of Durham, NC; two brothers, Mathew of Durham, NC, and Timothy of Bowie, MD; numerous uncles, aunts, cousins, and friends.

A graveside service will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, June 19, 2020, at Pine Forest and Gethsemane Memorial Gardens, 770 Stadium Drive, Wake Forest, NC 27587. CDC Face mask and physical distancing recommendations will be observed.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in memory of Veneissa to The V Foundation, www.v.org or to Little Brothers – Friends of the Elderly (Chicago Chapter), www.littlebrotherschicago.org/support/ .

The family is especially grateful to Heartland Hospice Care, especially her nurses Sara and Lisa, and Chaplain Brian, who helped to provide Veneissa with comfort while she was preparing for the next phase of her journey.
Posted by:
Nikki Thompson
Posted on:
July 9, 2020
This is so heart breaking to hear. My V has traveled on. I'll never forget all the great movies, dinners and long conversations we've had. V was one of my greatest supporters in my Art works. We became like Sisters. My heart goes out to the family. My Sis will be greatly missed. Rest in power my dear friend. This world will not be the same without your radiant love and smiles.
Posted by:
Angela Pileggi
Posted on:
June 19, 2020
I worked with Veneissa and am very saddened to hear of her illness and passing. While we only met once in person, it was evident of the zest for life she had through that meeting and through our correspondences. My deepest condolences to her family on the loss of such a vibrant woman. May memories of happier times help sustain you through this difficult period.
Posted by:
Yeshim B.
Posted on:
June 19, 2020
I am saddened to hear this news. I worked with Veneissa on and off for several years, close to 10-15 years. She was so dedicated, professional, and was always willing to help. I'll miss her bright smile. Sending my deepest condolences to her beloved family and close friends. She was a great co-worker and will never be forgotten. May she rest in peace.
Posted by:
Temarcus Mcneil
Posted on:
June 17, 2020
Sent a gift in memory of Veneissa Jacqueline Griffith
Posted by:
Temarcus Mcneil
Posted on:
June 17, 2020
Cousin Jackie!! What can I say! She was always full of smiles and happiness. The world was a huge canvas for her. She enjoyed every minute of it. You will be missed cousin. Love You Cousin!!!!

TeMarcus McNeil
Posted by:
Aunt Mary Jane and cousin M. Marva Pray
Posted on:
June 17, 2020
Lit a candle in memory of Veneissa Jacqueline Griffith
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Pine Forest Memorial Gardens
770 Stadium Drive
WAKE FOREST, NC 27587

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Pine Forest Memorial Gardens
770 Stadium Drive
Wake Forest, NC 27587
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