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Wilma Graham

Wilma Jean Graham (Sowers)

Saturday, December 19th, 1936 - Saturday, May 4th, 2019
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Wilma Jean Graham, 82, of Salem, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, May 4, 2019.

Wilma spent twenty years working as a supervisor in the shipping and handling department of the Home Shopping Network. She was an avid bowler, and was named as one of Roanokeā€™s top five bowlers on multiple occasions. She loved southern gospel music, and enjoyed spending time with her family members and friends as often as she could.

Wilma is preceded in death by her parents, Dallas and Alma Sower; four brothers Elvin, Arlow, Don, and Curtis Sowers; as well as a sister Oveeta Markle;

She is survived by her husband of sixty-four years, Kenneth Graham Sr.; children Kenneth Graham Jr. (Penny), and Danny Graham; grandchildren Heather Howell, and Daniel Graham; great-grand children Maggie, and Raelynn Howell;

The family will receive friends on Tuesday, May 7, 2019 from 6-8:00 pm at John M. Oakey and Son Funeral Home and Crematory 305 Roanoke Blvd. Salem, Va. 24153. A Funeral Service will be held Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at Senneca Baptist Church 8527 Roanoke Rd, Elliston, Va. 24087. Committal rites will be held immediately following the service at Den Hill Cemetery in Christiansburg, Va.

The family would like to thank the staff of Gentle Shepherd Hospice, as well as the staff of Richfield Care & Recovery for their dedicated care and compassion for Mrs. Graham.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, May 7th, 2019 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Tuesday, May 7th, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    John M. Oakey & Son Chapel
    305 Roanoke Boulevard
    Salem, Virginia 24153
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  • Service

    Seneca Baptist Church
    8572 Roanoke Road
    Elliston, Virginia 24087
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    Rev. John Collins
    Rev. Franky Graham
  • Interment

    2600 Den hill rd
    Christiansburg, VA
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Bridgewater College Finance and Facilities Departm

Posted at 11:49am
Kenny, Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss... Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.
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Moore's Electrical & Mechanical Construction, Inc

Posted at 10:34am
Praying for your comfort during your time of loss.
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Liniel Gregory

Posted at 10:08am
Mr. & Mrs. GRAHAM are a prime example of hard working Citizens, good parents, and family supporters. Jean was a soft spoken, friendly soul that will be welcomed to open arms in her new everlasting home without the physical pain she had in her last days. For her we should all be thankful and blessed. Liniel and Helen Gregory.

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