Rev. Sharon Joy Graham
“For I am now ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand. I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: - II Timothy 4: 6 (KJV)
Reverend Sharon Joy Graham was born on June 15, 1958 in Pamplico, South Carolina. She was the daughter of the late Mr. James Sr. and Mrs. Betty Jean Foxworth Graham. She was called home to Glory on Wednesday, March 18, 2015.
Reverend Graham attended the public schools of Florence County in Pamplico, South Carolina. She was formerly employed with J. P. Stevens and Company, also known as Delta Mills Company, Folks Nursing Home, and ultimately became self-employed as a Home Health Aide.
At an early age, Reverend Graham joined Pee Dee Baptist Church, Pamplico, SC, where she served in many capacities. She later became a member of the House of God Church, Keith Dominion, Pamplico, SC, where she was called to preach the gospel in 1999. In addition to becoming a local minister, she served on the Missionary Committee, the YFFU Committee, and as a Youth Advisor. For a time, she also took on the responsibility of transporting the YFFU Choir and other youths to various events and programs held at various venues. Within the community, she was known and loved for lending a helping hand whenever it was needed.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Mrs. Cynthia Woodberry and Mrs. Gwendolyn Beach.and her maternal grandmother Mrs. Fannie M. Moody
Left to cherish her love and memories are: four children, Rachelle G. ( Dwayne ) Pringle; of Pamplico, SC James A. (Andrea) Graham, of Florence, SC Andrew A. (Amina) Graham, and Bettie G. (Derwin) Eaddy; all of Pamplico , SC goddaughter, Lynnosha (Bryan) Bacchus; sixteen grandchildren, Emmanuel, Tiffany, Shairanda, Sheroneka, Dwynisha, Shyran, Tamera, Andreka, Tamon, Janiya, Andrew, Jr., Andrell, Nyquajah, Tanashia, Katelyn, and James, Jr.; a great grandson Javonte Davis four step grandchildren, four sisters, Betty A. Fleming, Rachel (Scott) McWhite, Brenda Graham, all of Pamplico, SC, and Betty Carol Williams-Smalls of Florence, SC; one brother, James, Jr. (Valorie) Graham of Gainesville, FL; brother-in-law, Wesley Beach of Pamplico, SC; four aunts; three uncles; her companion of 39 years, Andrew Kelly; four special children she called her own, Laron Eaddy, Teresa Halls, Miranda Woodberry, and Heather Guiles; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.