It is, with the heaviest of hearts, that we announce that Tracy Griffin-Kirk, of Greenbrier Arkansas, took her forever rest on September 30th, 2023, at the young age of 51.
Tracy was born to Homer Griffin and Helen Prince on December 9th, 1971, in Harvey Illinois, where she grew up closely with her siblings. On September 27th, 1996, Tracy married the love of her life, Jayme Kirk. Together they raised 5 beautiful children, along with several stray children Tracy took in and raised as her own.
Tracy is proceeded in death by her father, Homer Griffin, her mother, Helen Prince, her sister, Trina Griffin, and her cousin Annette (NetNet) Prince.
She is survived by her sister, Tamala Griffin, her brothers: Timothy (Timmy) Griffey, and Homer (Tiny) Griffin, her children: Scott Griffin, Kristie Kelso, Justin Kelso, Brittany Kirk, and Jayme (Jr) Kirk, her step children: Samantha Moisant and Zakary (Zak) Diorio, 18 grandchildren, dozens of nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews, countless friends who became family in life, and the many children she cared for along the way.
Tracy always showed up for the people she loved, no matter how far out of her way it took her. She had many titles, and she wore them all with the upmost pride. She was Mom, Auntie Tracy, Aunt TT, and her favorite title of all, Grammy. The best parts of her life began the day she became Grammy. She poured so much love, time, and encouragement into her grandchildren. She was the first one at every event, and she always dressed the part, no matter the theme. She was so full of life.
Tracy fought many hard battles throughout her life, but she never let them define her. She always came out stronger and ready to take on whatever life handed her. Whether it was her own burden or someone else’s. She was everyone’s mom, or aunt, or best friend, or shoulder to cry on, or ear to listen without judgement. She was your strength when you didn’t have any left in you. She was exactly what you needed, when you needed it. To know Tracy was to know true, unconditional, love and support.
In 2020, Tracy and Jayme, having raised all of their children, settled down in Arkansas. Together they created the life Tracy always dreamed of. She spent her final years spoiling her grandchildren even from afar, painting and crafting, and caring for her plants and beloved kitties; Surrounded by love and laughter.
Arrangements by A Natural State Funeral Service 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas, 72076. 501-982-3400. Online guestbook available at www.anaturalstatefuneralservice.com