OBITUARY

Ann Marie Graham

March 28, 1937April 4, 2021

A native and long-time resident of Bayou La Batre, AL and Irvington, AL died on Easter Sunday, April 4, 2021, in Saad In-Patient Hospice Unit surrounded by a host of angels waiting to escort her before the throne of God.

In the days preceding her death, she turned 84 years old, and was visited and cared for by family and friends. Ann was a 1955 graduate of Peter F. Alba High School and attended Troy College for 9 months before returning home due to family issues and personal illness. She worked with her husband, Dayton, and her mother in law, Agnes, for 33 years in operating a charter fishing business and an integrated seafood business, Deep Sea Foods, Inc., for thirty-three (33) years while dedicatedly raising their six (6) children. Subsequently, she and Dayton served as missionaries in Kazakhstan for six (6) years. After returning to Irvington, AL in December 2000, Ann continued to work as a mission representative for the Mission Society in the southeastern United States for several more years. Ann was a lifelong and active member of the First United Methodist Church of Bayou La Batre, AL.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Dayton; three (3) brothers, William, Edward and Clinton; and two (2) sisters, Bobbie Jean and Carolyn. She is survived by her six (6) children, Deborah (Richard) Rice, Theodore; Dayton Graham, Jr., Mobile; Edward (Lynn) Graham, Birmingham; Michael (Vicki) Graham, Mount Juliet, TN; Sabrina (Bobby, Jr.) Hughes, Mobile; and Gary (Christy) Graham, Grand Bay; seventeen (17) grandchildren; ten (10) great grandchildren; nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, April 07, 2021, from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM at the First United Methodist Church of Bayou La Batre, AL followed immediately by a funeral service there. Interment will be in Oddfellows Cemetery, Bayou La Batre, AL, following the funeral service. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to Beacon of Hope School or Saad In-Patient Hospice Unit. Funeral arrangements are by Radney Funeral Home of Mobile, AL.

Services

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, April 7, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Wednesday, April 7, 2021

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