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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Michele Pempleton from Waterbury wrote on November 23, 2020 at 4:29 pm:
I am so very sorry for the loss of your precious daughter, sister, granddaughter. May God comfort you and bless you.
Reid Family from Cranston wrote on November 23, 2020 at 2:51 pm:
Sending our Condolences to all the Family's. May your Angel Rest In Peace.
Loren Baker from Cranston R.I. wrote on November 23, 2020 at 12:22 pm:
Rest In Peace. My love. You are a beautiful an loving girl. You smile brighten ups our hearts you have been our warrior and the shining star 🌟 with in our hearts. You will be our for ever Love ❤️ rest easy my love love you dearly. 💪🏽❤️💯 Anaijastrong💪🏽❤️
Jaden Hernandez from Providence wrote on November 23, 2020 at 11:21 am:
You were one of the sweetest girls i’ve met, forever in my heart ❤️
Cheryl Robinson-Roberts from Providence wrote on November 23, 2020 at 10:26 am:
Dear Angela. My heartfelt condolences to you and your family. Praying for comfort and peace during this time of bereavement
Teresa Boucher from Cranston wrote on November 23, 2020 at 9:06 am:
Dorian, Quincy, Quincy III, Angela and all of beautiful Anaija's family, it is with a heavy heart that I am so sorry for the loss of your precious child. It may seem impossible for all your grief and sadness to ever diminish or lessen, the Lord is our hope and salvation, the Lord will relieve your suffering in this worst of time. I pray everyday fills you with joy of all the beautiful memories you all have for Anaija, she is a beautiful Angel of God and she will always be close by. God Bless XOXOX
Ganyika & Jose Vendrell from Waterbury wrote on November 23, 2020 at 3:01 am:
Sending our deepest and warmest condolences to you both. We have you in our prayers.
Erica Dabanka from Providence wrote on November 22, 2020 at 11:56 pm:
Forever in my heart. Love you so much lil sis🤍🤍
Brittany Garner wrote on November 22, 2020 at 10:02 pm:
My sincerest condolences to you and your entire family during this time of bereavement. May God grant you all the peace that surpasses all understanding and comfort in knowing that she is at eternal peace and happiness with our Heavenly Father.
Dorothy Page from Providence wrote on November 22, 2020 at 7:50 pm:
To the family so Sorry for the loss of your Beautiful Vibrant Daughter , I was blessed to have the pleasure of meeting your daughter 2 yrs ago I was a monitor on her bus to CP as my granddaughter n she share the same school .. remembering her trip to Paris as she brought me a souvenir back from her make a wish trip n I shall cherish she will be truly missed may she RIP 🙏🏾🙏🏾
Julissa Pimentel from PROVIDENCE wrote on November 22, 2020 at 6:00 pm:
Dorian and Quincy, my hearts goes out to you and your family. I am sorry for your loss. I didn't know Anaija much but the few times I saw her, I could immediately tell she was a wonderful girl with a beautiful soul. I also know she was a warrior. I am sad for her departure but I know heaven has gain an Angel. May the Lord give you the strength you need during this difficult times. I will keep you in my prayers.
The Waite Family from Bristol wrote on November 22, 2020 at 1:29 pm:
Dorian and Quincy, we have you and your family in our prayers .
The Demetrakas Family from Tiverton wrote on November 22, 2020 at 10:02 am:
You are in our thoughts and prayers during this unimaginable time. May your memories of Anaija find you strength and comfort. God bless you all.
Yunika Presson from Philadelphia wrote on November 21, 2020 at 9:02 pm:
My thoughts and prayers are with your family. Anaija was such a happy and beautiful spirit. It was a joy to have her be a part of my life. She has a special place in my heart.
Shanna White from Orangeburg, SC wrote on November 21, 2020 at 6:23 pm:
My prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. Anaija’s spirit and memories will always be a reflection of the love her family and friends gave her. Revelation 21:4 “ And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.” Be blessed and encouraged.
Rosa and gabby and gabe from Providence wrote on November 21, 2020 at 4:45 pm:
We remember anaija when we had our tee-ball team providence grays she was the happiest girl we had playing on our team. She got along with all the girls and was always on time. But when we got to instructionals she made it to all stars and always was happy. She was a outgoing person and we love her on our team. We r going to miss you anaija. Rest in paradise
Billy Kepner from Providence wrote on November 21, 2020 at 4:40 pm:
Dorian- I don’t even know what to say. You are in my prayers. I know your angel is at peace. I like to say I would rather have 30 minutes of something wonderful than a lifetime of nothing special. You had 14 years with one of the most amazing humans. Love to you, Your beautiful family and to my Angela! XO
Peter Basiliere from Charlestown wrote on November 21, 2020 at 1:27 pm:
My heart goes out to the family of this young angel. RIP your suffering is over now you can rest and be the guardian angel for all of your loved ones.
Rochelle Lee from Providence wrote on November 21, 2020 at 12:16 pm:
Anaija was an amazing individual, beyond her immense talents and extraordinary passion for life and giving to the people who shared her presence, Anaija was wise well beyond her years. My memories of her independent swagger goes as far back as the photos Mom took of her sleeping on Quincy's chest like she was laying on a bed of roses! Papa's bundle of joy, nonchalantly nestled into his warm frame. Over the years, you never saw a moment of doubt that Anaija had a sense of purpose, her days spent usually in one gear -- full speed ahead. My heart goes out to her family and beloved circle of friends. People from so many walks of life, from so many places on the planet, came to know her, appreciate her bright outlook and Anija's innate faith in her girl powers. Anaija was a remarkable person who leaves us grateful to have shared in generosity, her infectious laughter, brave heart, wry humor and kindly spirit. A champion of many causes, curious and a friénd who led by example, Anaija gave as much to others as she received. Lord, another angel has arríved. Short as her time with us would be, Anaija remains an inspiration, now uplifting many heavy hearts. Anaija's bedrock was her folks, so thank you Dorian, Qunícy #1 and #2, for keeping your door opén for so many of us to be your extended family. Be at peace, Anaija. I can see your smile in the stars above.
Wendy Garvin Mayo from East Hartford wrote on November 21, 2020 at 11:53 am:
In Anaija’s 14 years on earth, she has made and left everlasting footprints in many lives. Wishing the family find comfort in her footprints!