Obituary for Odessa Graham (Grandberry)
“For God so Loved the World that he gave his only begotten son, that whosoever believes in him should not perish, but shall have everlasting life.” John 3:16
In the sure and certain hope of the resurrection of Jesus Christ, we celebrate the life and the liberation of Mrs. Odessa Graham. My mother was the only and beloved child of Mrs. Daisy F. Robinson. She was born in Cataula Georgia on January 9, 1937.
My mother was a gentle soul who had a heart of gold. Her family was her life. She spent her early years caring for others as a nursing assistant and as a day care provider. She gave her life to Jesus Christ over 30 years ago and loved to dance and praise God at the sound of the name of Jesus.
My mother was pre-deceased by my father Clyde Graham Jr. my sister Cynthia Graham and my Grandmother, Daisy Robinson.
I along with my grandfather Mr. Roscoe Robinson, her grandchildren, Destini Duke, Eugene McIntyre, Brandon Blackwell and Mark Blackwell will always be grateful for her love and generosity. Odessa also leaves her legacy of love with her great grandchildren, Gabrielle, Brenden, Londyn, Brianna, Bryce, and Zoey.
My mother enjoyed a very close relationship with her sister Mrs. Mattie Grier, her sister in law Mrs. Wanda Collier, and her cousin Barbara Byrd. My mother also leaves to mourn two brothers in law, nieces, nephews and cousins. Our maternal family is few in number, there are now more on the other side to commune with mama than on this side
I want to take this opportunity to thank members of the Peekskill Presbyterian Church, the Presbytery of the Hudson River, Cohort and faculty at the Virginia Union University class of 2019, The Peekskill Area Pastors Association, The Curry Funeral Home and members of the community for their expressions of sympathy and support at my mother’s passing.
I am especially thankful to The Emerald Peek Nursing Facility for being a loving and caring community for my mother in her last days and hours.
Rev. Stephany D. Graham