Anaija Sanaa Griffin

Anaija Sanaa Griffin, 14, of Providence passed away on Wednesday, November 18, 2020 at home surrounded by her loving family.

Born in Waterbury, CT., she was the beloved daughter of Quincy Griffin, Jr. and Dorian (Harris) Griffin.

For someone so young, Anaija left an impression everywhere and with everyone she came in contact with. Her determination, willingness to succeed, sassiness, wit and overall caring for her family and friends is something that will be missed the most. Anaija loved many things but nothing compared to her love of donuts, reading, the Simpsons and all things Paris. Thanks to Make a Wish, she was able to achieve her dream of going to the Eiffel Tower while wearing a blue beret and eating a croissant.
A diligent student, she was always on the honor roll while attending Community Preparatory School and there is no doubt that she would have continued to do great things as a Lincoln Scholar at the Lincoln School.
Anaija was a phenomenal cook and was known for her Macaroni and Cheese. She could always be counted on to have snacks handy and had no problem sharing.
Anaija possed an amazing ability to balance sarcasm and charm. This balance made conversations always interesting and entertaining. She had a mischievous and an ever so present smirk and twinkle in her eye.
Anaija was a loving daughter, a protective little sister and an amazing friend.  She created wonderful and unique relationships with adults and children alike and the memories will forever be cherished.

Besides her parents she leaves a brother, Quincy Griffin, III of Providence, her grandparents, Quincy Griffin, Sr. of Waterbury, CT., Larry and Angela (Baker) Harris of Providence, her step grandfather, Jackie Robertson of Waterbury, Ct., and several aunts, uncles, cousins and many close friends.  She was the granddaughter of the late Occia Ivester-Robertson and great granddaughter of the late Anita M. Baker.

Calling hours will be held on Monday, November 23, 2020 from 5-7 in the PERRY-MCSTAY FUNERAL HOME, 2555 Pawtucket Avenue, East Providence. Her funeral will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in memory of Anaija to one of the following; The Tomorrow Fund, POB Suite 422, 593 Eddy Street, Providence, RI 02903 or Community Preparatory School, 135 Prairie Avenue, Providence, RI 02905.  The guidelines set forth by the Rhode Island Department of Health will be observed. Face coverings are required and ten people will be allowed in the funeral home at a time.

 


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Jasminne Samuels from Groton, CT wrote on November 27, 2020 at 11:30 pm:
Dorian, Quincy Jr, Quincy III & Anita, I am terribly sorry for what you are experiencing now. My heart hurts for you all, because the magnitude of this loss can’t quite be explained. The weight it must be putting on you all is tremendous and for that I will always be sorry. I have enjoyed watching Anaija and Quincy III grow up via social media. Their achievements of academic excellence and what appeared to be a funny, fun and loving family dynamic. Nothing will set this right but know you have my love, prayers and anything else you may need. Anaija was so blessed to have you as family and to be loved by you all. Thanks you for allowing me to pay my respects via video viewing. A light such as hers Can never be dimmed. She will be glowing around you all forever. My sincerest condolences.
Ka’Tasha Graham from Kansas City, KS wrote on November 26, 2020 at 11:41 am:
I’m sure this is not the way anyone envisioned spending Thanksgiving. After reading about Anaija, she sounds like a very profound young lady. I am thankful for the opportunity to at least see her grow and mature from a distance. I am grateful for your life long friendship. I will continue to keep you in my thoughts and prayers as you try to move forward through this difficult time. I send my love and regards.
Armand &Laura LeVasseur from Waterbury wrote on November 25, 2020 at 10:58 am:
We are so sorry for your loss she will always be remembered with 💕 love in our hearts.
lori ottaviano from Providence wrote on November 25, 2020 at 7:46 am:
Quincy, I'm so sorry for the loss of your beautiful little girl. My heart goes out to you and your family.
SHAY RIVERA from Providence wrote on November 24, 2020 at 5:21 pm:
I was honored to know this lovely little lady! No matter what she always smiled. Positive and beautiful soul. A True Angel.
Brianne (Weaver) Daly wrote on November 24, 2020 at 4:28 pm:
We were So saddend to hear of Anaija's passing. Even from a far, I could feel the life and presence of her beautiful spirit. Our sincere condolences, love, and prayers to the Griffin, Harris and extended family members 🙏🏾 #StillAnaijaStrong Rest in Heaven sweet girl 💜
Loretta from Cranston wrote on November 24, 2020 at 8:13 am:
So very sorry for your loss. May your angel rest in peace.
Ylse MA from Providence wrote on November 23, 2020 at 11:08 pm:
Such a perfect little soul. We will miss your beautiful smile in clinic Anaija❤️
The Mathis Family from Atlanta wrote on November 23, 2020 at 8:00 pm:
With heavy hearts and an abundance of love. We send our deepest condolences to Dorian, Quincy, little Quincy and the family. To our beautiful, amazing, intelligent, sarcastic, graceful SheRo. Rest peacefully my love. In the short time that we had you, we’ve enjoyed every moment of watching you grow. Thank you for gracing us all with your presence.
Terri wrote on November 23, 2020 at 7:22 pm:
Dorian and family I am so sorry for your loss. Rest peacefully baby girl.
Linda Barros from Pawtucket wrote on November 23, 2020 at 6:39 pm:
My condolences to you and your family. My you’re sweet daughter rest in paradise. 🙏🏽
Ana Tavares from Acworth wrote on November 23, 2020 at 6:22 pm:
My condolences and prayers go out to the entire family. Anaija was a very special girl. She was so sweet, beautiful, smart, strong and brave. A beautiful soul. Rest in peace Anaija. Forever #AnaijaStrong
Sheila Turner from Providence R.I wrote on November 23, 2020 at 5:34 pm:
Your going to be miss by all your family and friends. I will remember the smile you showed whenever I seen you.
Jennifer Karl from rehoboth wrote on November 23, 2020 at 5:30 pm:
My heart hurts so much. I only got to meet Anaija a few quick times, but could tell what a gem she was, so much spunk! I will always continue caring for Quincy at school and in the future... and I hope that in doing so I will stay part of this sweet and loving family... Sending so much Love
Michael Harris from Cherryville wrote on November 23, 2020 at 5:30 pm:
God bless the family and allow our new angel❤️ to watch over the beloved mother and father as they watched over her throughout life on earth, and bless us all with healing🙏 through these times of loss
The Jackson Family from Prospect, CT wrote on November 23, 2020 at 5:24 pm:
Rest in Peace, Dear Anaija. You will always be remembered. Sending our condolences and love to the Griffin Family.
Jika from Cranston wrote on November 23, 2020 at 5:18 pm:
Little Punkin the strongest little girl I knew you will be truly missed . May you Rest In Peace 🙏🏾 ❤️
Auntie Allison Joi Baker-Speaks from Minot, ND wrote on November 23, 2020 at 5:17 pm:
Spread your wings baby girl. Give your Nana a BIG hug for me and keep her out of trouble. Auntie Allison loves you and the family so much.🌷
Alexander Jimenez from Cranston wrote on November 23, 2020 at 5:13 pm:
Dorian, I haven’t met your daughter but she’s beautiful. I’ve herd from many compliments from co workers about how smart and bright she is. I’m sorry for you loss! I join the same prayer many others are offering to you and your family, for strength and peace. God Bless and Take Care
Sarah Garcia-Mata from East Providence wrote on November 23, 2020 at 5:10 pm:
What a radiant smile! So much beauty and love in a small package. My prayers are with you to support you all through the grief.