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Palm Downtown Mortuary & Cemetery

1325 North Main St, Las Vegas, NV

OBITUARY

Lotis Graham-Murdock

May 3, 1931September 29, 2019

Lotis Graham-Murdock, of Las Vegas, Nevada, passed away peacefully at her home on September 28, 2019. She was born in Shreveport, Louisiana on May 3, 1931 and raised by her mother, Lillie Graham. When she was ten years old, her family moved to Los Angeles, California where she continued her education and became a hair stylist. During this time, she became the proud mother of Lawrence L. Graham. Lotis was a talented hair stylist to prominent entertainers and athletes. Her career lasted over 25 years. She was internationally known as Lady Lotis to Black celebrities such as Nat King Cole and Joe Lewis. She won many awards for her hair creations. She also became a talent agent for Henry Lawrence, Hall of Fame Pro-football player for the then L.A. Raiders who pursued a singer career. While during hair, Lotis met her loving and attentive husband of almost 30 years, Nelson Murdock Jr., who was serving in the Navy. They moved to Las Vegas, Nevada after their retirement and remained married until his death. Lotis was very loving and nurturing and later in life became known as Mother Murdock to many church members and people in the community. Religion was instilled in her at an early age. Once arriving in Las Vegas, she and her husband started attending Mountain Top Faith Ministries. Lotis was preceded in death by her Mother; two brothers, J.D Graham and Harvey Graham and two sisters Cleo Graham and Jonnie Mae Graham. She is survived by her son, grandson, Hason Nelson Graham, and nine great grandchildren: Maurice, Sean, Kiana, Alexis, Elijah, Lilly, Jewelette, Gianna, and Nasir. Many nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws and friends loved her dearly and will also miss her.

Services

17 October

1008

5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Palm Downtown Mortuary

1325 North Main St
Las Vegas, NV 89101

18 October

Funeral Service

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Palm Downtown Mortuary

1325 North Main St
Las Vegas, NV 89101

18 October

Graveside Service

1:20 pm - 2:20 pm

Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery

1900 Veterans Memorial Dr
Boulder City, NV 89005

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Hason Graham

October 11, 2019

Moms I’m missing you so much right now!

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