James “Eddie” Graham, 79, passed away Monday, June 11, 2018. Eddie was born in Tupelo, MS to Ollie and Bonnie Graham on December 11, 1938. He was an atomic war veteran of the US Navy, a retired employee of McDuffy Coal Terminal after 30 years of service and a member of the Masonic Lodge at the Loop. He was an avid reader, loved history, golf and was an Alabama Football fan. Eddie was a loving and protective father and grandfather whom we dearly loved. He was the patriarch of our family, the one who shared the wisdom of his life through stories that held us captivated. He had a gorgeous smile, a twinkling in his eyes and a jolly laugh. He was dearly loved and respected by many. Our loss is great. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ollie Hampton Graham and Bonnie May Phillips Graham and his amazing wife, Judith Ann Langley Graham. His survivors include his son and daughter-in-law, Shane and Donna Graham and his two grandchildren, Drew Massaro and Jessie Haskell. Funeral services, officiated by Chaplain Jim Gabel, will be held Friday, June 15, 2018 at 12:00 Noon from the chapel of Mobile Memorial Gardens Funeral Home. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Friday morning from 10:00 AM until service time. Interment will follow in Mobile Memorial Gardens. Condolences may be offered at www.mobilememorialfunerals.com.
Brook & I send our love & support any way we can to You & Donna & Jessie & Drew & their Families! We too will Miss Eddie, although Miles apart, time spread visits too far, we were blessed to have the honor to have Judi & Eddie come into our lives and you all! I Love all of my long talks with Eddie & most of all how much he absolutly loved you & Judi and it was all real!
I know Eddie & Judi are having wonderful youthful days again together. Love you all! Tanya
Tanya Elizabeth Stivers & Dale "Brook" Holbrook StiversPanama City, FL
I attended Chickasaw Baptist Church many decades ago. He & his Mom lived very close to church where his Mom was very active. He dated & became engaged to my sister as teenagers. He joined the Navy. She was still a student at C. F. Vigor High School. She proudly wore the engagement ring that he had his Mom deliver to my sister - we had moved to Saraland & he was "away" in Navy. Don't know reason (they were so young playing adults) but their engagement faded & she returned ring to his Mom. Your Dad/Granddad was a very sweet, super nice - & very handsome - young man. His Mom was a most remarkable & highly respected Lady, Mom, Church member. Many thanks for posting his picture - he still looks as handsome as when he was at 17! I'm sure he flashed his adorable smile when his Dad, Mom & wife met his at Heaven's Gate. May God continue to bless & comfort his family and friends.
Mary Jane (Guinn) WilliamsMobile, AL
We are so sorry to hear about the sudden passing of Mr. Graham. We pray that God will watch over your family during your moments of sadness, and that God will give you the strength and encouragement to get through this difficult period. We know how much he meant to all who knew him. We hope that you will be comforted by the many happy memories and wonderful moments that your family shared together.
The Hardin FamilyMobile, AL