Post Edited By Moderator (Admin) : 3/13/2006 7:38:12 PM (GMT-7)
Shelley, Shelley, Shelley....
I can't stand reading news of this type. It makes my heart hurt. A little girl needs her mama and now she doesn't have her. Not to mention Shelley's husband and her family.
Such a young, sweet girl has left us.
I just read on Dr. Susan Love's board that "we are at the beginning of the end of this disease." Do you think that's really true?? I don't, not when I read about and follow journeys like Shelley's. I suppose we need to be optimistic but it's so darn hard when one of the statistics has a name and a story that I know well.
I didn't have the privilege of knowing Shells but I can tell from reading the other posts what a remarkable young woman she was. The legacy that she left for her young daughter is one that she will help keep her mother alive and in her heart forever. It is so difficult to continue to fight this disease and read or know others that have lost their battle. I feel that the best way that we can honor these women that we have lost is to continue to fight this disease w/ our heads held high and their memories in our hearts. And not stop fighting until there is a cure!
Special hugs and prayers to each of you.
Post Edited (lemonz) : 2/16/2006 4:52:50 PM (GMT-7)
Here is the obit from www.mem.com that was posted on iVillage's breast cancer support board. My Lord, she was only 29. If you go to the mem.com type in Griggs where it asks for a last name and you will find the obit and a lovely picture of Shelly. This is so sad. Hugs, Lauri
"Kokomo resident Shelly Jean Griggs, 29, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2006, in her residence. She was born Oct. 11, 1976, a daughter of Fred and Wilma (Brewer) Williams. They survive. On Sept. 18, 1999, she married Keith Griggs in Kokomo, and he survives.
Shelly was a member of Church of God of the Union Assembly and loved spending time with good friends. She enjoyed taking pictures, talking and playing games. She liked traveling and really liked to eat.
She is survived by her husband of six years, Keith Griggs of Kokomo; one daughter, Kalia Griggs of Kokomo; her parents, Fred and Wilma Williams of Kokomo; a brother, Doug Williams of Kokomo, and an incredible friend, Katie Smidebush of Indianapolis.
Funeral services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday at Sunset Memory Garden Funeral Home, 2097 W. Alto Road, with the Rev. Donny Hughes officiating. Burial will follow in Sunset Memory Garden Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 4 to 8 p.m. today. Memorial contributions may be made to the Susan G. Komen Cancer Foundation. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. Condolences may be offered online by visiting www.mem.com."