Kaprice Y. Griffin

Born: Mon., Oct. 26, 1998
Died: Fri., Feb. 16, 2018


9:00 AM to 10:00 AM, Sat., Feb. 24, 2018
Location: Prayer Tower Ministries Church of God In Christ

Funeral Service

10:00 AM Sat., Feb. 24, 2018
Location: Prayer Tower Ministries Church of God In Christ

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On October 26, 1998, Kaprice Griffin was born to Latasha Allen and VaShawnd Griffin.  Kaprice grew up with his mother and siblings in Joliet, Illinois.  Kaprice was a fearful, adventurous and loving person whose smile lit up the sky. 


He loved life and experienced everything including his love for basketball.  He started playing at the young age of eight. During this time, his mother found out by cousin, Michelle Allen that Jessie White Tumblers had try outs for the tumbling team.  Michelle knew he would be great by his talents.  He tried out and was chosen for the next phase.  However, he didn’t make it the first time around.  He was upset and said he wouldn’t do it again.  His Aunt Dolores motivated him by saying she would give him $100 if he tried out again. He loved money and tried out again.  He made the team in 2008 and became a Jessie White Tumbler and got his $100.  He continued through life so fun, energetic and dedicated!


His love for sports was so deep he played every moment.  He was part of Joliet Pride under Coach JaQuan McGee and Gold Rush traveling teams.  Coaches from everywhere idealized him and his talents.  Kaprice was an amazing player.  In school, he was known as the Candy Man, because he sold candy to make money. He was always bonding with his family in many ways.  His big brother, Cortez said, “We always bonded, and he would try to outshine me during our conversations.”.  His girlfriend, Maya remembered, “Kaprice would call me and say come outside and show up surprising me with gifts.” His uncle, Richard would always get a call from him saying, “I need you, my car need fixed.”  A close family friend, Punkin would always say, “Hey Lil Ti!” to him and he would always smile and greet her. These were just a few ways, but there are many more to share.


At the age of 14, a tragedy occurred, and he was in a horrible car accident.  He lost his toes on his right foot. He never thought playing ball was an option, but after a while he continued to play the game of his life!  Shortly after, he started his own family at the age of 15.  He was a loving and caring father to his son, Ayden Griffin. Kaprice attended Central High School.  He joined the father’s program at the school to spend time with his son more. Ayden was his world and as we lay Kaprice to rest Ayden has gained a world of fathers, mothers, aunts, uncles and more at his feet for life!!


His mother, Latasha remembers him as a baby in his walker.  She would take him out and when trying to place him back in there, he would spread his legs.  He’s now spreading his wings in heaven!  We will miss him dearly, but his presence is with us now and always!


Kaprice leaves to cherish his memory: son: Ayden Griffin; mother, Latasha Allen; father, Vashawnd Griffin; sister, T’Shyla Holmes and Nijah Griffin; three brothers: Cortez Woods, Tre’Shawn Allen and David Allen; grandmother, Renee Woodard; grandfather, Richard Sigman and Andre Griffin; aunties: Shamika Allen, Tatiana Sigman, and all Andrea Woodard residing in IL and Dolores Allen residing in Texas; uncles:  Antonio Allen, Richard Sigman Jr. and DeVante Allen; Kaprice also leaves four great aunties: Mildred (Michael) Miles; Cherry (Anthony) Burrell, Celestine Allen, and Debra Allen, and all residing in IL; Seven great uncles: Thomas (Huetta) Anderson residing in Nevada, Larry Allen, James Anderson Jr., Robert (Patricia) Allen, Ronnie Allen, Tyrane Allen, and Tyrone Allen all of IL, and with host of close cousins and friends. Kaprice leaves a dear friend Jahkarin Pickens and a host of others. 




Kaprice now stands with his grandmother, Lu An Allen and Joyce Griffin; great grandmother, Celeste Allen; great aunties, Lizzie Allen, Elizabeth Thompson; cousins, Robbie Williams, Jr., Walter Roberts, Iris Denson and McArthur Swindle; great-great grandparents Pate & Virginia Allen.


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   Posted Mon March 05, 2018
My deepest condolences to the family for your loss.Truly heartbreaking. Our Heavenly Father gives us a beautiful thought when He promises us that soon death will be "swallowed up forever." (1 Cor. 15:54) Along with this, God also guarantees that ones who have died will be able to live again. (John 5:28,29) I hope these encouraging scriptures can bring you some comfort during this difficult time. (Please visit jw.org for more info)

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