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Denise Lakee Griffiths

April 11, 1998 January 29, 2020
Denise Lakee Griffiths
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Denise Griffiths, a UF English language and literature senior, died Wednesday after succumbing to brain and spinal injuries on January 29, 2020. She was 21 years old. In high school, she excelled in ROTC, debate, and Student Government. In college, she was a long serving Resident Assistant, Membership Co-Director of the UF Chapter of SISTUHS Inc, an Assistant Director of Gatorship, Editor in Chief, past President of the Jamaican American Student Association, and an avid member in the UF Black Student Union.
Denise was a champion of every underdog and a stalwart advocate for equality and justice for everyone in the world. Her decision to register as an organ donor is exemplary of her unselfishness and her willing desire to help those in need. Survived by Mother Kamula McKnight (Lakay), Father Phillip Griffiths, sisters Alani Williams, Kamryn Williams, Dominique Hargrave, Phillippe Brown, and Brother Brian Robinson. Cynthia Gainey (Maternal Grandmother) Gloria McGonigle (Paternal Grandmother), and Ralph McKnight (Maternal Grandfather).

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Visitation

Thursday

6

Feb

2:00 PM 2/6/2020 2:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 2/6/2020 7:00:00 PM
Pinkney-Smith Funeral Home - Gainesville

727 NW 2nd Street
Gainesville, FL 32601

Pinkney-Smith Funeral Home - Gainesville
727 NW 2nd Street Gainesville 32601 FL
United States

Service

Friday

7

Feb

11:00 AM 2/7/2020 11:00:00 AM
Passgae Family Church

2020 NE 15th Street
Gainesville, FL 32609

Passgae Family Church
2020 NE 15th Street Gainesville 32609 FL
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Pine Grove Cemetery Final Resting Place

401 SE 21 Ave.
Gainesville, FL 32641

401 SE 21 Ave. Gainesville 32641 FL
United States
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