John Wesley Graves
Funeral services were held Saturday, March 26, 2016, at Progress M. B. Church, Bassfield, Mississippi for Mr. John Wesley”Lil Son” Graves, 89, who died Friday, March 18, 2016, at the VA Medical Center, Dallas, TX. Rev. Marcus Hull, pastor, officiated with interment following in the church cemetery. Johnson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Mr. John W. Graves was born to the late Louis and Annie Graves in Bassfield, MS. He served in the U. S. Army during World War II; he later moved to New Orleans, Louisiana where he was emplyoed by Boh Brothers Construction Company. Later, he was taxi cab driver for Ed Cab until his retirement.
He was a gardener and carpenter. He loved fishing and reading his Bible.
He was preceded in death by: daughter, Dorothy Gailard, son, Charles Graves, sisters, Arbell Barnes, Ardella Booth, Zettie M. Thompson, brother, Elige Graves and sister-in-law, Doris Poole.
He is survived by: wife, Mira Poole Graves of Desoto, TX; son, John (Beverly) Graves of New Orleans, LA; daughter-in-law, JoAnn Graves of New Orleans, LA; son-in-law, Lloyd Gailard of New Orleans, LA; 4 step-children, Nolan (Dietrich) Coleman of new Orleans, LA, rodney (LaJele) Coleman of Denver, CO, Dwight coleman of Desoto, TX, Michelle Coleman of Duncanville, TX, sister-in-law, Vera Landry and Rose M. Santa Cruz of New Orleans, LA and Coleen Pitts of Bassfield, MS; Brother-in-law, Tony Owens; 20 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; many other relatives and friends.