Minnie Lee Griffin Newkirk passed into eternal rest on Sunday, November 22nd after an extended illness. She was born on January 7, 1935 in Millen, Georgia to the late Mr. Foye Griffin and the late Ms. Nettie Powell. She worked for many years as a Certified Nursing Assistant at Pleasant View Nursing Home.

Mrs. Newkirk was married to the late Mr. Charlie Newkirk of Metter. She was the mother of eight children, five of whom preceded her in death: Bobby Carlie, Jerome Griffin, Patricia Newkirk Jones, Ricky Newkirk, and Sarah Newkirk.

Ms. Newkirk leaves the following loved ones to cherish her memory, Charles Newkirk and Loretta Mikell (Fred), both of Metter, and Robert Newkirk (Sally) of Millen; and many loving grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Visitation will be held on Friday, November 27 from 5-7 p.m. at Hodges Funeral Home in Metter. Graveside service will be held on Saturday, November 28 at 12:00 noon at Mercer Grove Church Cemetery in Metter.

Masks and social distancing practices will be followed at both services.

Hodges Funeral Home of Metter is in charge of arrangements.