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Marian Heath Griffin lives in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, with her husband of 54 years, served as a licensed professional counselor and student personnel administrator at Southern University of Baton Rouge for 36 years, the last seven years as director for international students services.

Griffin graduated from Delaware State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology and psychology, attended Atlanta University for a year and a half in the School of Social Work, attended the Interdenominational Theological Seminary in Christian Education, and New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary where she completed a master’s degree in psychological counseling. She received a master’s degree from Southern University in educational supervision and mass communication, further studies at Louisiana State University and Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois.

Griffin has worked with children, youth, and young adults most of her career. She has served as musician for Cherubim Choir since she was twelve years old and has organized children’s choirs for several churches.

She has enjoyed traveling in all 50 United States, six of the seven continents with her husband, Bertrand Griffin Sr., three adult children, Bertrand,II, Karen and Michael and their families, her sister and brother-in-law, Nancy and Albert Kellam.