By Laurie Stone: PNT Correspondent
Eddie Griggs was a man whose generosity reflected his love and friendship.
The second born of 12 children, Griggs mentored and inspired family members with his wisdom and positive attitude towards life.
Shirley Moore, Griggs’ sister, said her brother often supplied family members, especially the children, with shoes when a need presented itself. One year, he contributed his whole paycheck to his mother, enabling his family to celebrate Christmas with gifts.
According to family members he ‘gave’ in many fashions. It was how he expressed his love.
When he was living at Heartland Continuing Care Center and his supply of candy had diminished, “he offered me a packet of Sweet ‘n Low, “ Moore said. “Giving was part of his nature.”
Eddie Griggs died at the age of 62 on Oct. 11, 2004.
He enjoyed playing dominos and bingo and had an appetite for spicy food.
“He wouldn’t eat anything unless it was covered in Louisiana Hot Sauce,” Moore said.
Griggs was born on Sept. 21, 1942, in Lubbock, to Marvin and Rosa Dixon.
“He was a good person,” said Marvin Dixon, Griggs’ brother. “He taught us kindness because of what he did for us, but he also taught us how to be kind to others.”