In Memory

Charles Graham - Class Of 1951

Charles Graham

Charlie Graham

June 9, 1929 - May 9, 2018

SOUTH BEND - Charlie Graham, 88, of South Sheridan St., South Bend, IN, passed away at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 9, 2018 at West Bend Nursing Home.

Charlie was born June 9, 1929 in New Albany, MS, to Nathaniel and Maria (Gorden) Graham, both of whom preceded him in death along with four brothers, Larry, James, John, and Nathaniel Graham; and four sisters, Flossie Towels, Inez Redding, Henrietta Byrd, and Lorene Holmes.

Charlie moved to South Bend at an early age. He attended Linden Elementary and graduated from Central High School. He was honorably discharged from the United States Army as a Corporal after serving in the Korean War. He was a member of Greater St. John Missionary Baptist Church where he served in the Senior Choir, Mass Choir, BTU, Sunday School, and Brotherhood.

Charlie united in holy matrimony to Josie Best in 1965.

Survivors left to cherish his memory include his wife, Josie Graham; one daughter, Toni Graham; two grandchildren, Charles Graham and Randall Lewis; one great-granddaughter, Tonesha Graham all of South Bend, IN; one sister, Annie Moore of Brownsburg, IN; four sisters-in-law, Janie Graham and Wauline Graham both of South Bend, IN, Helen Johnson of Fort Lauderdale, FL, and Mattie Suggs of Bridgeville, DE, along with other relatives and friends.

Services will be held at Greater St. John Missionary Baptist Church at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 15, 2018, with viewing from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Arrangements entrusted with ALFORD'S MORTUARY.


05/13/2018  JFC