Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Obituary of Virginia Jones Graves Coleman (1945-2007)

Virginia Jones Graves Coleman

Yanceyville, N.C. - It is with profound sorrow we announce the death of Mrs. Virginia Jones Graves (Tennie) Coleman 61, of 2059 Yarborough Mill Road, Milton, who died Friday, April 20, 2007, in the Brian Center Nursing Facility. She was a native of Caswell County, North Carolina, the daughter of the late Galloway Jones and Georgianna Thaxton Jones, born October 6, 1945. She was a member of Macedonia A.M.E. Church in Milton, N.C. She was a former employee of Dan River Mills for 23 years, the Caswell County School System and she wasa CNA before she became disabled. She was preceded in death by one brother, Rev. William Henry Currie.

Her survivors are two daughters, Ms. Fentre Graves-Neal (Dennis) of Danville, VA and Ms. Kidada Graves of Milton, NC; Husband, Rev. George Coleman; two brothers, Lorenzo Graves (Lois) of Milton, NC and Ulysses Graves (Adelle) of Philadelphia, PA; five sisters, Mrs Hannah Neal of San Antonio, Texas, and Mrs. Sallie Allen (Lonnie) of Omaha, Nebraska, Mrs. Mary Jane McGhee of Leasburg, NC, Mrs. Aelene Lucas and Ms. Georgianna Newkirk of Plainfield, NJ; one grandchild, De'sean Neal of Danville, VA; four devoted friends, George Thaxton of Blanch, NC, Mrs. Essie Hughes of Milton, NC, Bobby Steward of Semora, NC, and Mrs Josephine Johnson of Maryland; fifteen nieces, eight nephews; a host of other relatives and many dear friends.

Funeral services for Mrs. Virginia Jones Graves "Tennie" Coleman will be Wednesday, April 25, 2007, 1:00 PM at Macedonia A.M.E. Church with interment at Floral Hills Memorial Garden, Danville, VA; Rev. Donald Coletrane, Pastor of St. Matthews Baptist Church in Dry Fork VA will deliver the Eulogy. The family may be contacted at her residence 2059 Yarborough Mill Road, Milton, NC. All arrangements for Mrs. Virginia Jones Graves "Tennie" Coleman are entrusted to Fulton Funeral Home 219 Dillard School Dr. Yanceyville, NC.

Source: The Caswell Messenger, 25 April 2007.

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