OBITUARY

Florence Geraldine Graves

May 11, 1934July 25, 2020

Florence Geraldine “Geri” Graves, of Clinton, MS, passed away on July 25, 2020, at St. Domonic’s Hospital of Jackson, MS.

Geri was born to Florence and J. D. Dickson May 11, 1934, in Alabama. She graduated as valedictorian of the 1952 class of Byram High School. After graduating from St. Dominic’s School of Nursing in 1955, her career as a registered nurse spanned over four decades practicing in surgery, labor and delivery, and nursing administration at Hinds General Hospital and St. Dominic’s Hospital. Geri was a devoted catholic and a long time member of St. Therese of Jackson and Holy Savior of Clinton.

She was preceded in death by the father of her children, Larry Graves, son, Robbie Graves, granddaughter, Jessica Graves, and great-grandaughter, Sophia McGuffee.

She will be remembered lovingly by her four children Michael Graves of Rogers, AR, Theresa Graves Toufectis of Washington, D. C., Kenny Graves of Jackson, MS, and Danny Graves of Jackson, MS; six grandchildren Criss Graves, Holly VanWinkle, Jennifer Graves, Emily McGuffee, Jacob Graves, and Jessica Henderson; twelve great-grandchildren; and many friends. The family is especially grateful for the loving care provided to her by the staff of Brookdale Senior Living, where she resided the past four years.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

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Elaine Ward

July 30, 2020

Mrs. Graves was such a bright spot in my day when she came to me at the dental office. She was always so positive and we shared some good laughs. Loved the butter pecan cake she use to make and bring in for everyone to enjoy. Our office loved that sweet lady so much. She will be missed.
God Bless You All,
Elaine Ward

Bill Boggs Family

July 29, 2020

Wonderful memories.
We will miss you.
Rest In Peace , Cuz.

Mary Boggs/ Becky Boggs Tustain/ Debye Lea Haick

Rudy/Patrice Johnson

July 28, 2020

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. It was such an honor to know Geri.

Peggy DeLaughter

July 28, 2020

Geri you were the most reverent and irreverent person I had ever know. I’ll bet you have our Heavenly Father rolling on the floor! I still remember the day you said, ‘Chick don’t sweat the small stuff!’
Ok mama Geri I won’t.

Teresa Williams

July 28, 2020

I first met Geri over 20 years ago when she became Pastoral Care Director at St. Dominic Hospital. We became immediate friends. She and I, as members of the Ethics Committee at St. Dominic, were involved in many ethics consults. Her loving nature, nursing skills and strong faith in God made her an excellent consultant. We can both attest to the power of prayer, as we witnessed miracles at work and in our personal lives. Recently Geri and I talked about the miraculous way that she recovered after a serious fall in March. She believed, as I do, that God had a purpose for her, in allowing her to recover. She was certainly a mentor for me, showing loving kindness to everyone she encountered; showing joy even in trying circumstances; and being an encourager. She would make me laugh almost every time we talked, saying that laughter is the best medicine! She would put others before herself. I will miss her dearly, but I know that she is in Heaven. She had the strongest faith of anyone I know. I was truly blessed to know her.

Dr Maureen A Gruich

July 27, 2020

Rest in eternal peace Gerri. Thank you for your faith filled prayers and presence to multitudes! Now you and FrR can praise God forever in His presence. Pray for us as we do you💕

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