Annie Dorothy Graves

Published 8:40 am Wednesday, March 29, 2023

Funeral services for Mrs. Annie Dorothy Graves, 73, of Bassfied, were held on Saturday, March 25, 2023, at 11 a.m. at the Woodlawn Church in  Columbia.  Interment was in New Jerusalem Church Cemetery in Bassfield.  Eulogist was Pastor Jarron Carney.  Reeves Funeral Home, Inc.,Mount Olive, was in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Graves passed away on March 16, 2023.

Honorary pallbearers were  Dren Nagy, Leroyo Green, Harvey Tullos, Robert Earl Buckley, Al Johansen and Billy Douglas.

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Pallbearers were  Terry Lee Buckley, Daniel Nelson, Charlie Hathorn, Lonnie Hathorn  Jr, David Keys and Robert Young

Mrs. Graves received her education at G. W. Carver High School in Bassfield, later moving to Orlando, Florida, with her husband, Wilson Graves, where she was employed with the Disney Corporation as a screen printer and embroidery technician.  She was a true woman of faith and prayer.  She was the epitome of love and compassion.  She enjoyed gardening and keeping her lawn beautified.  She was strong in her faith.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Jessie and Althea Keys; siblings, Mary Jane Nelson, Gearlean Nelson, William Elijah Keys, Juanita Nelson, Jessie (Jack) Jr., Robert Earl Keys, Ber-nice Hathorn, Verdie Keys, Joe Keys and  William ( Jack) Keys.

Survivors include her children, Melanie (Rodney) Myers, Cyntha Lewis, all of Bassfied, Dennis Dwayne(Yolanda) Graves, Atlanta, Georgia and Timothy (Stacey) Graves, Orlando, Florida;  sis-ters, Ruby Buckley, Geneva (Versie ) Thompson , Dorothy Keys, all of Bassfield, and Alice Frank-lin, Moss Point; four granddaughters, six grandsons,  four great-grandchildren, and two god-children along with a host of friends and loved ones.