Deacon Nathaniel Graham, Sr.

April 1, 1937 ~ October 17, 2019 (age 82)


Genesis: Deacon Nathaniel Graham, Sr. was born on April 1, 1937 in Jacksonville, Florida to Mr. Rufus and Mrs. Victoria Graham; who proceeded him in death.He was also proceeded in death by nine siblings.

Life: Nathaniel received his early education in the public schools of Duval County. Nathaniel was a hard-working man who enjoyed driving trucks. At mid age he welcomed five children and was united in Holy Matrimony to Maggie Graham on March 27, 1982. He accepted Christ and was baptized at First Missionary Baptist Church of Jacksonville Beach, Florida. For several years, he served faithfully on the Deacon Board in his church.

Nathaniel was also known as “Speedy” he was described as a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, cousin and friend.

Exodus: Mr. Nathaniel Graham departed this life on Thursday October 17, 2019. He leaves to cherish his memories, wife, Maggie Graham; his daughters, Mary Graham and Lanesha Norris (Casey); sons, Nathaniel Graham, Jr., Patrick Graham (Charlene) and Keith Graham (Sheryl); twenty-two grandchildren; twenty-two great-grandchildren; sisters, Mrs. Mildred Smith, Mrs. Jean Jones, Pastor Effie Slaughter and Miss Alice Graham; brothers, Eddie Graham (Carolyn) and Carl Graham (Tish); adopted son and daughter, Stewart and Patti Shuler; special friends, Benny Williams (Gwyn), Ed West (Bridgette) and James West (Lena Mae).

Sarah L. Carter's Funeral Home Southside is serving the family.

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October 25, 2019

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Southside Chapel of Sarah L. Carter's
2212 Emerson Street
Jacksonville, FL 32207

Home Going Service
October 26, 2019

10:00 AM
Southside COGIC
2179 Emerson Street
Jacksonville, FL 32207

Interment Following Service
October 26, 2019

Beaches Memorial Gardens
1500 Main Street
Atlantic Beach, FL 32233

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