Kimberly K. Griffith Ray

April 17, 1969 ‒ November 12, 2019

Columbus, Ohio

Kimberly K. Griffith Ray, age 50 of Delaware, passed away Tuesday, November 12, 2019 in Delaware. She was born April 17, 1969 in Columbus, Ohio to the late Billy and June (Goff) Griffith.

Kim was a caring person by nature, known affectionately by her loved ones as “Mama”. She had owned and operated Griffith’s Supported Living for several years, in which she provided care for the mentally disabled. She loved animals, and dogs in particular. Her passion was rescuing Pomeranians. She had taken in and found good homes for thousands of Pomeranians.

Left to cherish Kim’s memory are her husband of 21 years, Keith Ray; brother, William (Louise) Griffith; niece, Ashley Griffith; nephew, Thomas Griffith, and several other relatives and friends.

In addition to her parents, Kim was preceded in death by her infant brother, Jerry Griffith.

A Celebration of Life will take place Wednesday December 11th, 2019 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Delaware Township Hall located at 2590 Liberty Rd in Delaware Ohio.

Donations in Kim’s memory may be made to Pawsitively Pom Rescue at pompaws.org or 4950 Count St., Harrisburg, PA 17109

To share a special memory, or offer condolences to Kim’s family, visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com

Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center in Delaware is honored to serve the Griffith Ray family.

  • I miss you my friend, you were there by my side when I had the heartbreak of my life and now you leaving has left another hole in my heart. But I know you are reunited with your beloved mom and dad and all the furbabies that you ever saved! Wait for me at The Rainbow Bridge….

  • Even though we never were able to meet, I considered you one of my best friends. I loved the long talks we would have and the fact that we are so much alike. A few people have even said that we look like sisters. I feel like I have lost a vital part of myself when you left this earth. I know you are out of pain now and celebrating with all our poms that have left us but I will miss you so much. I love you Kim and I am forever grateful for your awesome birthday gift of Angelina several years ago. Now every time I look at her I will remember you and your loving, kind and generous spirit. We will be together one day for eternity and I will be able to give you that hug that I never got the chance to here on earth. Rest in Peace my sweet friend and I will meet you one day on the other side of Rainbow Bridge.

  • My darling friend I miss you so much. I was so very blessed to know you and honored to call you my friend. You changed the world with your giving heart and kindness. I miss your voice and amazing laugh. My world is forever changed because you are no longer in it’s sphere. I know many, many, many people feel the same. The Pomeranians in this country are going to miss you championing them and sending them on their way to a new and loving home. I am grateful that if you had to leave us you were going to be back with your Mom and Dad and so many fluffy Angels – all who were patiently waiting for you. I know you will be watching over us and keeping us in your heart. I love you forever! I’ll meet you on the Rainbow Bridge where I know you’ll be waiting.

  • I am so saddened to hear of your passing. You were an inspiration, so kind and compassionate. Your passion, determination, and love of animals changed my life, as well as so many others. I’m so thankful you gave me the opportunity be a part of COPR and the gift of becoming Destinys Raes momma.
    I am forever grateful to you Kim and am broken hearted you were needed in heaven so soon.

  • Rest in Peace sweet lady. I only had the privilege of talking to you a couple of times by phone but thanks to your kindness,and commitment is that I have such a special companion in my life. Will always remember you Kim with a heart filled with gratitude. May you be at peace.

  • My dearest friend, I will never forget the many funny and interesting conversations we had and the special love we shared for the Poms. I will always consider you one of my closest friends and will miss you until we meet again in heaven. Please say hi to mamma June and tell Kachina and Pearl and Skippy and Laci and Sky and Sienna and Journey and Laney how much I miss them, and give your precious Poms a hug from me, too. Kim, you were one in a million and the world is not the same without you. 💔

  • Over 300 dogs we picked up and rescued over a 10 year period . To wrap my mind around you being gone is
    Unconscionable. I remember your bright smile and the joy of every time we placed another one. I remember your sweet hugs and telling me everything was going to be okay if we picked up another one. That we would make it work some way. Now, the 10 chihuahuas at one time was a bit of a stretch, but even then we made it and so did they! Kim, my dear sweet friend… no more pizza in the porch, no more late night calls for transport, I miss you. I shall never stop missing you . May you Rest In Peace my sweet friend until we meet again. Although you are not here I know you are with us over seeing all we do.

  • Sweet Kim I hope you know how much you were loved and respected. The world was a better place with you in it. Thank you for your kindness and compassion. You are so dearly missed.

  • Kim, although we never met in person, I am forever grateful for the 3 Poms you blessed me with. I can’t believe you are gone. You are greatly missed not only in Ohio, but all across the country where you saved needy dogs and adopted them into loving families. Btw, Give Archie a big hug and kiss for me. R.I.P. Kim.

  • My heart is broken. My sister is gone. Kim was such a special friend to me. Wow all the memories of the last 8 yrs knowing you will be something that makes me smile every time I look back on them. You and I always had a blast when we went on rescues. Two I remember most vividly was when the SPCA busted a breeder and our rescue was involved. Then we took off to Kentucky to a home where the owner had died and she had dozens of Chihuahuas. We caught a van load of them and brought them home to Ohio. Then all the hrs you and I put into our fundraising auctions was a blast. It was a great run Sis. Loved every minute of it. Hadn’t been able this past yr due to my surgeries to help or even visit but still enjoyed talking on the phone. You will always fill a big place in my heart.
    My heart goes out to your family cause I know they are lost without you.
    Btw Sis all your babies are safe and doing good with Diana and PPR. Rest well my sweet friend. Thankful yourpain is over now. I love you Kim and miss you terribly.

  • Kim I hope you know now how much you are loved and what a difference you made in so many lives, human and furry. Rest in peace and would have loved to see the reunion at the Rainbow Bridge. We will always remember you and every time I look at my babies I thank God that I met you when I did. Give Shadow an ear scratch for me!

  • My dear Kim, even though I didn’t know you that long, we became friends very quickly and I feel honored to have known you. I have wonderful fond memories. I didn’t know you when I first applied to adopt Dolly (Maizee). When you heard my story of losing a previous shelter rescue, you graciously sent Dolly to us. It wasn’t long after that I saw Sugar, who looked like another of my poms that I had lost. You saw to it that I got her. She was special to you and you always called her “the one you let get away”. I loved doing special events with you and the fun we had getting to them and setting up. I remember so well the last event we did at the Y. You asked if we wanted to foster Tank or Lady and Cuddles and how we laughed when my husband opted for Lady and Cuddles (I couldn’t believe it because that made 5) then 2 weeks later when we became foster failures. You just knew that was going to happen! Because of you, I also got to meet so many wonderful people. I’ve moved away, but hope we will all keep in touch in your memory. I know you are out of pain and happy with your mom and dad and Aunt. Be happy, no one deserves it more than you. I think of you every time I look at one of my furballs. If you find little Minnie, give her a hug for me. Thank you and know you are loved.

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