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Shirley Frances (Griffin) Sawyer

May 8, 1934 ~ February 10, 2021 (age 86)


"Oh, I  want to see Him, look upon his face, there to sing forever of His saving grace, on the streets of glory let me lift my voice, cares all past, home at last, ever to rejoice."

Shirley Frances Griffin Sawyer, daughter of the late Esther and  Marion Griffin wife of the late Connie Sawyer, Sr. entered eternal rest on February 10, 2021at Brookdale  in Elizabeth City, North Carolina.
PRIVATE Celebration of Life Services will be Sunday, February 14, 2021 at 1:30 p. m. at New Mt. Zion COGIC Church, Camden, North Carolina (services will be live-streamed).  A public walk-through viewing will be on Saturday, February 13, 2021 from 3 - 5 p. m. at Beach Rivers Funeral Home Chapel, 310 E. Grice Street, Elizabeth City, North Carolina.  We will be adhering to all COVID-19 restrictions. Mask are required for all services

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Mother's Board at New Mount Zion COGIC Deliverance Center

Mother Sawyer leaves to cherish her memories: her nine children, Esther Saunders (Randy), Glenn Sawyer (Sandra), Lorietta Evans, Marietta Downing, and Shirley Sawyer of Elizabeth City, NC; Connie Sawyer, Jr. (Bonnie) and Elbert Sawyer (Marnita) of Camden, NC; Aaron Sawyer (Jean) of Hertford, NC; and John Sawyer (Joice) of Bowie, MD; 27 grandchildren; 57 great-grandchildren; 4 great-great-grandchildren; one sister, Louise Williams of Elizabeth City, NC; and a host of in-laws, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Beach Rivers Funeral Home is expressing sympathy through sincere service to the Sawyer family.

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Shirley Frances (Griffin) Sawyer, please visit our floral store.


February 13, 2021

3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Beach River Chapel
310 E. Grice Street
Elizabeth City, NC 27909

Homegoing Celebration
February 14, 2021

1:30 PM
New Mount Zion Church of God in Christ
118 S Hwy 343
Camden, NC 27921

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