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Mrs. Selenia Craig Griffin Dent

September 28, 1945 — November 6, 2023

Albany, Georgia


Selenia Craig Griffin Dent, graced this world September 28, 1945, to John Craig,
Sr. and Eva Lee James Craig in Dougherty County, both who proceeded her in
death. On the beautiful fall morning of November 6, 2023 God called her home.
She gave her life to Christ at an early age. She was a member of Arcadia
Missionary Baptist Church for many years. She was educated in Dougherty
County Schools, where she was a stellar student athlete. She excelled in both
track/field and basketball. She graduated Monroe High School in 1963 receiving
a basketball scholarship.

In 1964, she married her high school sweetheart Charlie Griffin, and three
children were born from this union Charles, Valeria, and Tracie. In 1987, she
married Rev. Benjamin F. Dent and later they divorced.

Years later she returned to Albany State College and received her Bachelor’s
degree in 1989 and later received her Master’s degree. She was an active member
of Zeta Phi Beta sorority until her health declined. She was employed with
Harlem Cut Rate Drug Store, Gayfers, and Albany State University where she
retired in 2006.

Selenia was preceded in death by all of her siblings: Murrie Lee Craig, John
Craig, Jr., Carolyn Craig McKinney, and Fred Craig; daughter, Tracie Griffin
Richardson; grandson, Jamaal Rashaad Outler.

She leaves to continue her legacy two children: Charles Griffin of Valdosta, GA,
Valeria (Christopher) Walker of Conyers, GA; Son-in-law, Christopher
Richardson of Brooklyn, MD; Grandchildren, Serena Richardson and Mikayla
Richardson of Brooklyn, MD, Marcus (Atiyya) Outler of Jonesboro, GA, Maya
Seals of Fairburn, GA, Michael Cullen and Cametria Coleman of Albany, GA,
Charles Griffin, Jr., and Craig Dozier of Summerville, GA; Great-grandchildren,
Emanyei, Eddie, and Elijah Streeter, Michael Cullen, Jr. of Albany, GA, Amirra,
Aniyah, and Akeem Outler, Zahiry Seals and Cevyn Merritt of Fairburn, GA;
Brother-in-law, David McKinney, Sr.; Sister/Cousins, Gloria “Cookie” Weeks,
Linda Jackson, and Cathy (Jim) Rush, of Albany, GA; Sister/Friend, Frances
Scott of Riverdale, GA; Goddaughters, Crystal English of Jonesboro, GA, Deidra
Goodman of Valdosta, GA and Toni L. Petty of McDonough, GA, and a host of
nephews, nieces, cousins, other relatives, and friends.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Celebration of Life

Saturday, November 25, 2023

Starts at 3:00 pm (Eastern time)

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