OBITUARY

Patrice Antoinette Graham

Patrice Antoinette Graham of Harlem, New York, youngest child of Cyprianna Graham and the late James Graham of Charlotte, North Carolina was called to be with the Angels on Monday, May 13, 2019.

Patrice was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania where she attended Garden City Elementary school in Monroeville, PA. At the age of 7, the family relocated to Charlotte, North Carolina where her education continued at Idlewild Elementary, Lincoln Heights, Hawthorne Middle, and East Mecklenburg High School. Patrice knew from a very early age that she wanted to be a fashion designer so upon high school graduation she attended Savannah College of Arts & Design (SCAD) in Savannah, Georgia where she received her Bachelor of Fashion design.

Patrice was an active member of Indian Princesses and a Silver Award member of the Girl Scouts. As a college student she worked for the Girl Scout Association at the Juliette Gordon Low House in Savannah, Georgia. She was one of the original members of the Charlotte Children’s Choir and danced from the early age of 3 in ballet, tap, and jazz. Patrice learned to play the piano at the Community School of the Arts where she began her love of music and shortly after began playing the violin in school and Honors Orchestra. She was baptized at Holy Cross Episcopal Church in Pittsburgh and was confirmed at All Saints Episcopal Church in Charlotte. She attended yearly bible school, served as an Acolyte for many years and was an active member of the church youth group. Patrice performed in the summer drama camp workshop with Opera Carolina where she created and produced their own production plays. Patrice’s witty personality led her to intern with the famous Betsey Johnson which began her illustrious career working in the fashion district of New York. Her designs were sold in major retails stores such as Kohl’s, Lane Bryant, Catherine’s, The Avenue, JCREW, Macy’s, and many others. Patrice’s contribution into the lives of many included the creation of her Gramkin’s Online Stationary store which developed unique and quirky cards and invitations to name a few. Patrice LOVED New York City and vowed to never leave. She embraced the New York culture and diversity along with embodying the New York State of Mind! Patrice adapted easily to the New York way of life and appreciated the wide exposure to artistic and musical environments by her aunt Jerona Babb. She loved her family and friends very much.

Patrice is survived by her mother Cyprianna Graham; sister Pamela Graham-Nash; brother James Alan Graham; niece Lauryn Graham-Nash all off Charlotte, North Carolina; uncle and aunt Mr. and Mrs. Byron Babb (New Jersey); uncle Rohn Smith (Bahamas); aunt Ruth Smith (Georgia); extended family and friends in the Bahamas, Florida, Georgia, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and Virginia. Thank you to the Church family of St. Michael the Archangel Anglican Church, Daianara Laureano, Ms. Daisy Long, Ms. Wanda Hanes, and McEwen Funeral Home.

Special Thanks for the many cards and gifts. Your prayers and words of encouragement have brought comfort to the family.

Love Never Ends . . . .

Patrice's Memorial Service will be Saturday, July 13, 2019 at 2:00 PM at St. Michael The Archangel Anglican Church at 2211 Margaret Wallace Road, Charlotte, N.C.

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Katherine Keena

July 11, 2019

Patrice brought verve and flair to her tours and programs at the Juliette Low Birthplace in Savannah. She embraced life with joy and cherished her vision for her future. My condolences and prayers the the family she has left behind

Robin Bradham

July 11, 2019

I am so sorry to hear of Patrice's passing. I worked with her many years ago at the Juliette Low Girl Scout Museum. I will always remember her quick wit, great personality, and confidence. My condolences to the family.

Crystal Spurrier

July 11, 2019

Some of my best memories growing up were at church and the wonderful church family we had. You and your family were a huge part of that. I loved seeing you on Sundays. You always brought a smile to my face and made me laugh. I have shared a lot of stories over the years about growing up at All Saints but my favorite ones to share are of us two young and silly girls. We always seemed to find humor in everything we did. Serving as an acolyte with you was not only an honor but a cherished memory. Thank you for all the wonderful memories, smiles, laughter and most of all...being a friend.

My deepest condolences to the family. Cyprianna, Pamela and James...you are such a lovely family and I pray for peace and comfort for all of you. May God hold your hearts.

Betsy Marshall

July 9, 2019

Cyprianna, I’m so very sorry to hear of the loss of your daughter Patrice. I wish I had known her. She was quite an accomplished young lady who appeared to love life. I pray for comfort and peace for your entire family.
Much love and prayers.

Jeffrey Graham

July 8, 2019

Rest in Peace my Niece. I am lost for words to hear of your passing, I know you will have tranquility, harmony, and serenity as you join my Brother your Dad in the heavens. Will miss you dearly.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY