Gregory Griffin

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, October 9, 2007

SHREVEPORT — A funeral mass celebrating the life of Gregory Scott Griffin, 45, of Springhill and Shreveport, who died Sunday, Oct. 7, 2007, at his parents home in Springhill after a lengthy and courageous battle with cancer, will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church with the Rev. Phil Michiels officiating.

Burial will follow at 5:30 p.m. at Greenlawn Memorial Park, in Natchez, under the direction of Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Shreveport.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home and from 9 to 10 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Scott was born Aug. 9, 1962, in Natchez, the son of EE. “Griff” and Judy Griffin. He was a graduate of Springhill High School and Louisiana Tech University. Scott made a career as a professional photographer, videographer, musician, graphic artist, cinematographer and director. He made his mark as an artist and his talent took him to numerous countries around the world.

While at Louisiana Tech, he made his first pilgrimage to Rome, Italy. He fell in love with the country and it became a driving force for the sounds and images of his art; but no matter where he lived, he always returned home to Louisiana where he cultivated an extraordinary number of friends.

Survivors include his parents, E.E. “Griff” and Judy Griffin of Springhill; sister, Kimberly Griffin Robison and husband, Jim; niece, Caroline Cate Robison; nephew and godson, Kyle Griffin Robison, all of Germantown, Tenn.; Carla E. Alsandor, his intended, of Shreveport; and very special aunts, uncles and cousins, as well as a number of friends, all of whom remained constant in their support and loving concern throughout his illness. The family wishes to thank them and to express their deep appreciation to the doctors and staff of Feist-Weiller Cancer Center, Louisiana State University Medical Center and the staff of Agape Hospice Group.

In addition to legions of good friends and a loving family, Scott leaves behind an incredibly rich legacy of art and music. It is a body of work that commands our attention and says, “Life is a gift. Share it!” One of his favorite verses was “This is the day the Lord has made … Let us rejoice and be glad in it” Psalm 118:24. This fine man will be remembered for his special capacity to share; for his laughter, his gentle, generous and courageous spirit and his unwavering love of life.

Pallbearers will be Dale Alsandor, Brad Arnold, Alan Dyson, Don Friday, Gregg Hornbeak, Marion Marks, Lon McNeil and Michael Susano.

Honorary pallbearers will be Dino Langiano and Ken Harback.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that Scott’s wishes be honored and donations be made to the Feist-Weiller Cancer Center’s Treatment Clinic.