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Tracy Griffin-Kirk, age 51

Tracy Griffin-Kirk


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


  • Marilee Posted October 9, 2023 7:57 PM

    😭😭 perfectly written 😭😭

  • Amber Posted October 9, 2023 8:11 PM

    You always will always missed, mainly for your love to others, laughter, and straight forward advice for me personally! I will forever be grateful to have known you and call you my auntie and for A-Aron aka Nutty Buddy! I will always be there for your daughters like you were for my mom. I love you more than you know!

  • Sherry Betancourt Posted October 9, 2023 8:16 PM

    Tracy life is never going to be the same without you! I love and miss you dearly! Rest easy my beautiful best friend for 46 years

  • Joann Cantrell Posted October 9, 2023 8:17 PM

    My heart is crushed over losing you

  • Dana Cantrell Posted October 9, 2023 8:50 PM

    We will forever cherish your memory

  • Brittany Kirk Posted October 9, 2023 10:21 PM

    I love you mom. Forever and always. I know you’re with me everywhere I go.

  • Valerie Brown Posted October 9, 2023 10:37 PM

    Those who live in the hearts of others never die. You have touched so many people along the way with your contagious smile and loving heart, you will be missed, but NEVER forgotten. Know that I love you always and forever.

  • Dreatta Harmon Posted October 10, 2023 6:08 AM

    Tracey was so kind and nice I met her through Margaritville and I’m telling you she was full of life she will be truly miss (DJ)

  • Ruby Bell Posted October 10, 2023 10:29 AM

    Sincere condolences to the family. I am so very sorry for your loss. May God provide the necessary peace and comfort to your family and friends during this difficult time. Please remember these words of encouragement from the Bible: “ Jesus plainly told her: “I am the resurrection and the life. He that exercises faith in me, even though he dies, will come to life.” —John 11:20-25.

  • Vernon M Lesner Posted October 10, 2023 5:22 PM

    God bless Tracy you are and always will be a special part of my family and my heart, God has took to soon from all of us you will be missed by all who’s been blessed to know you.

  • Sandy Kelso Love Posted October 17, 2023 7:54 PM

    Condolences and love to Jamie, children and families!! Tracy will be missed by so many of us! She has always put family first and been such an inspiration to all of us who have had the privilege of knowing and loving her!! May you find love and peace with Heavenly Father! You will be greatly missed but not forgotten! Forever Aunt Sandy

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