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Mable (Wood) Graham
December 31, 1922 ~ November 1, 2018 (age 95)
Flowers & Gifts
It is with great sadness that Eddie & Jackie Nelson and the Support Staff of Nelson's Funeral Home announce the death of Mrs.Mable(Wood) Graham,95 of Stroudsburg,PA formerly of Lugoff, South Carolina
Mrs.Graham transitioned into eternity Thursday, November 1,2018 at her residence.
Funeral services for Mrs. Graham will be held Thursday, November 8, 2018, 1:00 p.m. at St. Matthew Baptist Church, 749 Longtown Road, Lugoff, SC 29078.
Interment will follow in Sutton Branch Baptist Church Cemetery, 420 Sutton Branch Road, Lugoff, South Carolina.
A Life Well Lived - Forever in Our Hearts
“To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: A time to be born, and a time to pluck up that which is planted.” Ecclesiastes 3:1-2
Family and friends, we welcome you this afternoon to a service of remembrance and celebration as we reflect upon the life of Mrs. Mable Wood Graham. There is honor in a well-lived-life... there is healing in remembering ... there is hope in knowing her love goes on forever. Today, think of all that you shared and the joy of your time together and the love that connected you. Those memories are just for us to remember as time goes on, to help ease our sorrow, and lead the way to peace.
Her Beautiful Sunrise and Sunset
Earthly life began on December 31, 1922 to the late Mr. Rueben Wood and Mrs. Mattie Harrell Wood in Kershaw County, SC. God dispatched His angels to bring her soul home on November 1, 2018 at her home in East Stroudsburg, PA.
Education / Religious Affiliation and Community Service
Mable attended the segregated public-school system of Kershaw County. Her religious training began at Sutton Branch Baptist Church and after moving to New York, she attended the local church in her neighborhood faithfully.
Family/Passions and Work History
At an early age, she and her oldest brother, Reverend Theodore Wood, took on the parenting role and raised their five younger siblings after the early passing of their parents. She often told the story of her then one-year old baby brother, Ernest “Jack” Wood saying, “I carried Jack on my hip like my own.” Her favorite saying that she lived by was, “If I can’t help you, I won’t hurt you.” Mable retired in 1987 after many years of working as a seamstress for the Amalgamated Co., New York City. Always well-dressed with impeccable taste, she carried herself with grace, compassion, and love. During her years of retirement, she enjoyed cooking, daily reading, house parties, playing cards, and her duties as Treasurer of her neighborhood block association. Her favorite pastime was watching baseball. She had been a New York Mets fan for years until Derek Jeter joined the New York Yankees and she crossed over and became a die-hard Yankee and enjoyed talking baseball with anyone that would listen, but most importantly, long game discussions with her late sister, Lois “Bow” Mickle (Yankees) and Gladys “Billy” Mickle (Atlanta Braves).
To Cherish Memorable Moments
Our family matriarch was a loving daughter, sister, wife, devoted mother, grandmother, great-grand mother, aunt, cousin, neighbor and friend to all. Those who will celebrate her life and cherish heartfelt memories are a loving and devoted son; Curtis (Patricia) Graham of East Stroudsburg, PA; one caring grandson, Curtis Edward Graham, East Stroudsburg, PA; one loving granddaughter, Rochelle (Vaughn) Perkins, Charlotte, NC; one great-granddaughter and one great grandson; her baby brother, Mr. Ernest "Jack" Wood of Lugoff, SC and the daughters she never had (nieces), Carolyn Z. Mickle and Crystal Thomas of Bowie, MD; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, loving neighbors, friends and acquaintances who miss her already.
Gone on Before Her
Mable was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, Reverend Theodore Wood and Mr. Roscoe "Hoosey" Wood; and three sisters, Mrs. Bertha Wood Counts, Mrs. Lois Wood Mickle and Mrs. Gladys Wood Mickle. As this chapter of her earthly life ends, her family, friends and community remember that their matriarch is not gone away, her journey after ninety-five years has just begun. She is resting in a place of warmth and comfort. And she is in the hearts of those that she touched. And because we love her so very much, we say "Until We Meet Again!"
At the end of the day. I am at peace because my intentions are good and my heart is pure.