Ada Bess Griffith

March 3, 1926 - August 29, 2021

Ada Bess Griffith, 95, a resident of Charlotte County, FL for the past two years, formerly of Lee County, FL and Morrow County, OH, passed away Sunday, August 29, 2021 in Punta Gorda, FL. She was born March 3, 1926 in Columbus, OH to Andrew Jackson Ackley and Grace Freida Michael, now deceased.

On Sunday evening, Ada Bess peacefully joined our Creator with her four children, daughter-in-law, and one granddaughter at her bedside. Ada Bess lived a wonderfully happy life. She is a graduate from Hillsboro, OH. She retired from the Ohio State Barber Board and went on to manage Senior Apartments for many years making friends with her residents. Family and her faith in God were her everything. She was a devote Christian and loved sharing her faith with others. Some of her favorite hobbies in life included playing the piano and organ for her church. If you knew Ada Bess you know how she loved to crochet for her family and friends. She was a member of the Edison Bible Church in Edison, OH.

She is survived by four loving children, Sharon Lloyd of Marengo, OH, Brenda Peters (Herb) of Louisa, KY, S. Dean Griffith (Cathy) of Palm Bay, FL, and Sheila Vance of Cape Coral; 8 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren; as well as 6 great great grandchildren.

Ada was preceded in death by Stanley J. Griffith; daughter, Cindy Zonker and Jeff Zonker; granddaughter, Gracie Zonker; two grandsons, Tony Dean Peters and Robert Lloyd; great granddaughter, Taylor Lloyd; as well as three siblings Bruce, Burdell and Bernard Ackley.

A Celebration of Life will be held 1:00 PM Saturday, October 16, 2021 at Edison Bible Church, 140 East High Street, Edison, OH 43320.

Memorial Contributions in memory of Ada Bess Griffith are suggested to Tidewell Hospice, 5955 Rand Blvd, Sarasota, FL 34238 and Polycystic Kidney Disease Foundation, PO Box 871847, Kansas City, MO 64187.

Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care.


  1. Bruce McLoughlin Sep 1, 2021 at 11:30 am

    You are much loved by all of us, Ada Bess. You were like my second mother for years and I will miss you greatly. Rest in peace, you beautiful person!

  2. Laurie Leedy Sep 1, 2021 at 2:29 pm

    May the Lord be with you Sharon, Brenda & Sheila. Ada Bess will be missed by many. She was such a joy to be with when she lived in Ohio. We were blessed to have her at Edison Bible Church.

  3. Aaron Vance Sep 1, 2021 at 4:48 pm

    Be at peace grandma. I love you.

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