Alice Mae Griffin Brinkley

Alice Mae Griffin Brinkley

Alice Mae Griffin Brinkley
January 5, 1950 – July 16, 2018

WAKE FOREST – Alice Mae Griffin Brinkley, 68, made her ascension to Glory at her home, Monday. Alice was born in Nash County to the late Oliver Bertis & Emma Mae Joyner Griffin. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend who will be deeply missed. Mrs. Brinkley worked for Wake County Public Schools for many years. She enjoyed vacationing in the mountains, at the beach and at the cabin at the lake, spending time with family and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband of 40 years, David Brinkley.

Funeral service 11 am, Friday, Strickland Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Greenmount Cemetery.

She is survived by her children, Karen Brinkley (Bubba) of Zebulon, Olivia Cash (Michael) of Spring Hope, Buddy Wayne Patton (Alicia) of Raleigh & Terry Patton (Diane) of Knightdale, grandchildren, Jesse, DJ, Koty, Aimee, Dylan, Kylie Mae & Heather, great grandchildren, Makala & Elena, siblings, Earl Griffin of Knightdale, Carl Ray Griffin of Louisburg, & Spooky Griffin (Betty Jean) of Knightdale.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association.

Visitation 6-7:30 pm, Thursday, Strickland Funeral Home, 211 W. Third St., Wendell & other times at Karen’s home.


  • Caroln Jones Posted July 19, 2018 1:40 pm

    Such a sweet lady. So sorry for your loss. You will be in my prayers.

  • Sam Pearce Posted July 19, 2018 3:28 pm

    I just got to know Alice and she was like a mom to me. I’ll always remember the outings and the shopping we did but will miss our trip to the mountains. I love you too the moon an back.

  • Lisa Barrow Posted July 19, 2018 3:48 pm

    My prayers are with you and the family. I am Alicia’s aunt and Buddy is my nephew.

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