Earnestine Graham - Allendale

Funeral services for Mrs. Earnestine Graham, 78, of 3414 Concord Church Road, Allendale, will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, July 23, 2017 at Revelation Ministries with Reverend Virgin Johnson Jr. officiating. Burial will follow in Miller Swamp Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery.

Sister Earnestine Williams Graham was born December 2, 1938 in Allendale County to the late Rosa Lee Garvin Williams and O.C. Williams Sr. She was called to glory from labor to reward on July 19, 2017 at her daughter’s home in Augusta, Georgia.

She attended and graduated from CV Bing High School in Allendale County. At an early age, she became a baptized member of St. Mark Missionary Baptist Church. Upon marrying her high school love of 58 years, Deacon Ernest Graham Jr., she moved her membership to Miller Swamp Missionary Baptist Church. Their union was blessed with six children; three sons preceded her in death: Cornell, John and Leonard. Also preceding her in death are three brothers: Pearstine, O.C. “Booster” and Ben; and a sister, Della Mae. As a faithful member of Miller Swamp, she served as a Sunday School teacher, sang on the gospel choir, worked as a missionary and became a deaconess serving by her husband’s side. Later she moved her membership to Revelations Ministries, where she was the head of the Deaconess Board. She was a member of OES Fidelity Chapter #40 where she served in several positions and capacities.

Sister Graham leaves fond memories with her husband, Deacon Ernest Graham Jr. of Allendale; one daughter, Earnie Graham (Mack Pressley) of Augusta, Ga.; two sons: Wendell Graham and Alfonso Graham (Regina Williams), both of Charlotte, N.C.; two brothers: Larry (Vivian) Williams and Andrew Williams, both of Jacksonville, Fla.; one sister, Alberta Moore (Marion Drayton Jr.) of Allendale; brothers and sisters-in-law: Deloris Williams of Rahway, N.J., Mary F. Williams of Atlanta, Ga., Freddie (Mamie) Graham, Don (Rebecca) Graham, John (Venzena) Graham, Lavander Graham, Adell (Henry) Harris, Ruth Ann Hines, Eleanor Hill, all of Allendale, and Eva Nell Walker of Charlotte, N.C.; two daughters-in-law: Helen Graham of Irmo and Monica Graham of Augusta, Ga.; god mother, Lillian C. Lawton; 19 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren; loving and caring friends: Varnell Brown and Georgiann Murray; and a host of loving nieces, nephews, cousins, and sympathizing friends.

Allendale Community Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.