Wesley McKay Griffith was born December 17, 1997. He went home to be with his Lord and Savior, July 28, 2017.
He is survived by his parents, Dr. Gilbert Griffith and Sarah McKay Griffith; his siblings and their spouses, Catherine Griffith Nosacka and husband, David of Evanston, Illinois, Ashley Griffith Simoneaux and husband, Dr. Walter Simoneaux of Thibodaux, Louisiana, Christopher William Griffith and wife, Casey of Prairieville, Louisiana, Jennifer Griffith Cheatham and husband, Scott of Metairie, Louisiana. He was also loved and survived by his nieces and nephews; Giles, Katie and Christian Nosacka, Hudson and Channing Simoneaux, Aidan and Devan Lagrone and Deisal Griffith, Avery and James Cheatham; his aunt, Toni Schexnayder Guerin and spouse, Jeremy Guerin; uncles and aunts, Dr. and Mrs. Thomas Griffith, Dr.and Mrs. Parker Griffith and their children; his "Maw Maw", Mrs, Louise Meng.
Wesley is preceded in death by his "Paw Paw", Harry Meng; his grandparents, Albert Franklin McKay and his wife, Mattie Chapman Mckay of Baton Rouge and Rolf Parker Griffith, Sr. and his wife, Helen Burford Griffith of Baton Rouge and Huntsville, Alabama.
Wesley attended Parkview Baptist, where he played football and Chamberlain Hunt Military Academy. He completed high school at Youth Challenge Program in Carville, LA. He attended River Parishes Community College and was a Navy veteran. He was a member of Healing Place Church. He was loved by many and will be remembered for his love of life and love of Jesus. He was known in the Griffith Family as "Uncle Woo Woo." His best friend of many years, Cade Williams, was a close and dear friend.
Pallbearers will be Scott Cheatham, Chad Comeaux, Gilbert Griffith, Nick Hebert, Bill Waguespack, Walter Simoneaux, Cade Williams, and Ryan Williams.
Visitation on Wednesday, August 2nd. at 9 a.m. -11 a.m. will be at Resthaven Funeral Home, 11817 Jefferson Highway, Baton Rouge, LA., 70816. Services at 11 a.m. will be conducted by Reverend Paul Musso from Healing Place Church.
Family and friends may sign the online guestbook or leave a personal note to the family at www.resthavenbatonrouge.com.
I thank God that I was able to know Wesley while at Chamberlain-Hunt. What a sweet spirit and a bright light! So sorry for your loss. May the God of all comfort draw near to you.
Stephen AllenLeesburg, VA
Doctor Griffith and Family,
Once again, I extend my solemn and wholehearted condolences to you, your wife and your family during your time of bereavement. Words may not suffice to express my heartfelt sorrow that I feel for the enormous loss of your son and family member, Wesley.
The death of a child is the ultimate loss and the most agonizing experience to endure in one’s lifetime. I imagine there is no pain more far reaching and deeper than that of a parent losing a child. Their gift of life as an expression of their love for each other and the compassionate and tender love of the parents for their child, regardless of their child’s age, is the purest kind of devotion, sacrifice and intensity of their bond.
The pictures that are posted to the Guest Book of Wesley and Wesley with his family are a loving tribute to him and his legacy.
Wynnette Kaye CrawfordGonzales, LA
I attended Chamberlain-Hunt with Wesley Griffith. He was always in good spirits and always willing to help and brighten everyone's day. He will be missed by all who knew him. I'm glad I had the pleasure of getting to meet him.
Edward FormanSnow Camp, NC
Our family's thoughts and prayers are with the Griffith family as the experience this difficult journey. May you find comfort in knowing you are not alone. God Bless each of you.
Dr and Mrs Fenton LipscombBaton Rouge, LA
I went to Chamberlain-Hunt with Wesley. He was known as Griffith to us, and he gave us all a reason to smile even when it seemed impossible. My prayers are with him and the family. He will be remembered and sorely missed.
Pierce Alexander BoomPleasant Prairie, WI
I'm so sad to see you gone. You were an amazing person and you will be dearly missed by all your family, friends, and the people who were lucky enough to call you shipmate. Fair winds and following seas, we have the watch.
Destiny PiperUSS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69), VA
Fly with the angeles. Prayers to you all in your time of need.
Tiffany Welsh (Villarreal)Baton Rouge, LA
Sending love from our family to yours.
Todd and Laurie Rodrigue,
Dear Sarah and Griffith family, We are truly sorry to hear about Wesley. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. We hope you find peace and love during this difficult time.
Mac & Charlotte Vick, Haley, Tabatha & SarahBaton Rouge, LA
Rest in peace sweet boy. Ms.Calhoon will always love you.
Christy CalhoonHammond, LA
I'm sorry for your loss Mr. and Mrs. Griffith and everyone else who was close to him. He was one of the few friends that I had in my work place. He made work so fun. Every shift was a joy with him. And then after the shift was over, we would hang out. We would go to restaurants together with other coworkers. It was amazing hanging out with him. I'm deeply depressed that he is gone. I hope to one day see him again in heaven. Thank You Wesley for being there with me. You are awesome!
Jack FoilBaton Rouge, LA
Our deepest sympathies. We send prayers and love.
James and Linda MehaffeyBaton Rouge, LA
Wes was a great kid and a favorite student at CHA. We'll miss him too. Some things in this world never make sense but we know we'll see Wes again in the next. May God bless and comfort you.
Tim WallaceGainesville, GA
So sorry for your loss. You are greatly missed Wes! Praying for healing In the family
Much love to you all
Regan stowersBaton Rouge, LA
We are so sorry for your loss and thinking about you at this time.
Mike and Ruth Russell
Mike and Ruth RussellBaton Rouge, LA
Sarah, I am very sorry about your son. There is no way I can feel what you are going through. Undoubtedly, the Lord has a new agenda for him.
Larry CarrollBaton Rouge, LA
Wesley will be remembered by all who knew him. Great person and loving son.
Juli and I are sorry for your loss. We will him and the family in our prayers.
Carl & Juli Galliano
Carl & Juli GallianoBaton Rouge, LA
So sorry for your loss. You and yours are in my thoughts and prayers.
BEverly M. WilsonBaton Rouge, LA
Heartbroken for the Griffith family over the passing of this special young man, Wes. Gone too soon but now resting in peace with our Lord. I have a feeling our Blake is by his side making him feel at home in heaven! God bless the Griffith family.
Kay ForemanBaton Rouge, LA
You were a great person Wes with a heart of gold.
You always made me laugh and always had a smile on your face. You gave the best hugs!! I'm gonna miss you!!
Cherryl Martin DaigleFrench Settlement, LA
wes, my heart aches for you. i can never thank you enough for being a brother to me. not seeing or calling each other everyday is going to be a challenge. you're missed and loved so much always. fly high buddy
jessie schwartzbaton rouge, LA
My precious friend, I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
Jo Ellen Prutz
Jo Ellen PrutzBaton Rouge, LA
You were my friend u always had a smile on ur face at the clinic Oreo is gonna have to get extra kisses from cory everyone is saddened u will not be forgotten rip with the lord just gone way to soon my friend luv u man Doug & cory
Our family is so saddened by your loss. You are in our prayers.
Amy and Chad DavidBaton Rouge, LA
Wes, I didn't spend much time with you but whenever we hung out you always had a smile on your face. The first time we met you didn't even know me but you were so friendly and welcoming. Heaven gained an amazing angel and you will always be in our hearts.
Caroline LongewayBaton Rouge, LA
I am so sorry for your loss Wesley. Isaiah 33:24 tells us of the future hope where no resident will say “I am sick.” and Isaiah 25:8 tells us that Almighty God will swallow up death forever and wipe the tears from all faces: We also have comforting hope from the Bible: Your dead ones will rise up in the resurrection - Isaiah 26:19;Acts 24:15.
M. LouiseBaton Rouge, LA
Fly high Wesley. You may be gone but you will never be forgotten. Prayers for your family.
Desirae troquillePraireville, LA
The love in your family touches us to the core. Precious Wes was a gift to all around him. May you all find peace after this loss,
Glenn and Lauren
Glenn and Lauren TuckerBaton Rouge,
Dear Sarah, Gilbert and family ~ Saying goodbye to someone we love is so heartbreaking, this I know. May you find comfort in all the special memories shared with Wes. Please know my thoughts an prayers are with all of you during this most difficult time. May He Rest In Peace.
Sharon DuBois O'NeillChattanooga, TN
Rest in peace my brother, it was a honor and a privilege to serve with you.
Michael CookCVN -72 USS Abraham Lincoln, AL
I remember him from our Navy occupation school. Always had a smile even when things seemed down.
Michael NaborsChattanooga, TN
I am so sorry for your loss. Praying for the Griffith family. RIP Wesley.
Brandi PoirrierHouston, TX
My condolences sorry for your loss I know what it feels like to be hurt in going through what you going thru just be strong god bless you and your time of need
Kassanah mooreElizabeth, NJ
A sweet young man gone way too soon. His smile and easy going nature will be long remembered. Your earthly toil is done now Wes. Rest easy in God's arms until we meet again....
Kathi CarterBaton Rouge, LA
I am so sorry for your loss. I am here if y'all need anything. I love y'all!
Parrish King Smith
Parrish King SmithBaton Rouge, LA
I will always remember you when we attended epic and devoted, went to the devoted student conference, and always would be able to make anyone happy. You were always there for anyone and I'm happy you are with god now.
Brad Goodrich IIPrairieville, LA
Griffith, my you Rest In Peace and never be forgotten thank you for first giving me your apple in dental to start our friendship and getting us yelled at! Also thank you for being my shoulder to cry and my strength to hold on on in San Antonio. And for always being a dear friend that never fails to make me laugh even after we moved far away. You planned to visit me and my family in Virginia... I know you still will. All of your family and friends, and all the MAs will live out the full life you wished to live in your honor. I will miss you very much. Please rest easy my friend. I love you.
Stephanie Brozo-WatsonNorfolk, VA
So sorry for your loss. Your family is in our prayers.
Travis & Noreen BonufacicMetairie, LA
To the Griffith/Cheatham family, God's word tells us to mourn with those that mourn and we want you to know we are holding y'all up in prayer as you grieve the loss of Wesley. Our hearts break for you and the children in the family who no doubt will struggle for answers. May God give you His peace and comfort at this time knowing you will be together with Wesley again in eternity. Love y'all.
Mark & PJ BroussardGretna, LA
Prayer for family and friends .
Knowing how heart breaking your loss is .
My condolences .
Wesley lived a very blessed life with a very awesome family .
May the Lord comfort all. Joyce Guillot Sons
Joyce Guillot SonsBaytown, TX
I served with Ashley in the 4013th GSU. My heart goes out to you all. You all are in my thoughts and prayers. I pray that God gives you strength, peace, and comfort your hearts during this difficult time.
Danielle AdamsShreveport, LA
Our condolences to your family! So very sorry
Mary Kay ShehornsRussellville, AR
wesley u will be missed will always remember when u worked with me at the clinic u always made people laugh ,u always had a smile on ur face, you are now at peace with the lord hope u are playing with oddie, sadly will be missed by cory and doug r.i.p. our friend
cory hotard and doug childerslivingston, LA