Goldie Mae Graham
December 7, 1933 – December 23, 2018
Born December 7, 1933 in Dallas, Texas to Elder Booker T. Hollins Sr., and Missionary Viola Hollins. She was one of 17 siblings. Goldie was very active in church all of her young life, over Sunday School, Purity, in the choir, under the leadership of her father. It was during one of the church services where she met and married the father of her kids James W. Frazier in 1953. After she found herself in 1960 a single mother, she moved from Oakland to Stockton, Ca to be with her sisters. She had only a high school education and needed a higher education to provide for her girls so she went to Delta Nursing for LVN. At that time, she was the first of her siblings to graduate with a college degree. She would go to school during the day and study at night then work the graveyard shift to provide for her family. She married Rev. George Graham on March 1999, and was married to him until her death. Goldie always wanted the best for her girls, so with the help of Dr. Arismendi from Dameron Hospital, she enrolled them in private school and received a large scholarship from each school. Because of her sacrifice of sending her girls on two buses each morning to school, she produced two Register Nurses, and a Dental Program Director. And all of her grandkids have attended college. She was very proud of that fact.
Goldie loved family, soaps on TV, and talking about politics. She was one of the best dressed and most classy mom in Stockton. She always had to have matching hat, gloves, and shoes. She was also a great baby nurse at Dameron Hospital. All of the moms loved her! She was a LVN, but she would take critical babies to UCSF via ambulance, a job normally given to RN’s only. She was that good.
Goldie was preceded in death by her parents Elder Booker T. Sr. and Viola Hollins, Sisters: Ruth, Leola Faye, Dorothy Faye, Ruby Jewel Moore, and Lorine Hubert, Brothers: Sanford and Booker T. Hollins Jr.
Goldie leaves to cherish her memories her husband Rev. George Graham, Daughters: Sylvia Hodge (Elder Harry), Pamela Washinghton (Reggie), Kim Marzette (Kevin). Grandchildren: Tony Dorsey, Marcus Hodge (Vanessa), Ryan Dorsey (Diana), Dr. Candice Hodge, Rashaud Marzette (Elizabeth), Salavador Marzette, and Kevin Marzette Jr. Great Grandkids: Malachi Hodge, Sarai Hodge, Isiah Dorsey, Jalissa Dorsey, and Kingston Marzette.
She also leaves her sisters: Lisbon Codier (George), Dorothy L. Jones, Dora Collins, Mary Pruitt. Brothers Charles Hollins, Elder Itasker Hollins, Sr. (Julia), John Hollins (Jeri). A host of nieces, nephews, fiends, and cousins.
- Reginald Green
- Anthony Moore
- Thomas Jones
- Darren Overton
- Robert Lewis Green
- Charlie Pruitt
- Charles Hollins, Honorary Pallbearer
- Itastka Hollins Sr., Honorary Pallbearer
- John Hollins , Honorary Pallbearer
- Leon Jones, Honorary Pallbearer
- Maurice Robinson, Honorary Pallbearer
- Rev. Tom Former, Honorary Pallbearer
- Pastor Dennis Moore, Honorary Pallbearer
- Pastor Lee, Honorary Pallbearer
- Rev. Bernie Martin, Honorary Pallbearer
- Pastor Shepard, Honorary Pallbearer
- Rev. Love, Honorary Pallbearer
- Rev. Ross, Honorary Pallbearer
- Rev. Williams , Honorary Pallbearer
- Robert Lewis, Honorary Pallbearer
- Visitation Thursday, January 3, 2019
- Funeral Service Friday, January 4, 2019
- Final Resting Place
Goldie Mae Graham
Bryant B. and Janice H. Williams
January 3, 2019
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. What a wonderful lady! She was well liked and well respected. She will be greatly missed.
January 3, 2019
It's been quite a while since I've heard or seen the name "Goldie Graham". When I read her name in The Record, a flood of memories returned and a smile was brought to my face. I worked with Goldie many years ago during the nightshift in the Neonatal Nursery at SJGH. She was a mentor to me and gave me lessons in the care of newborns. Goldie was an excellent nurse and she loved her work. Probably because of this, she kept her personal life neat and clean. I recall her telling me that on occasion she would have her daughters wash down the walls in her house. It made me think...should I be washing down the walls in my house, too? I'm so thankful to have known her. My sincerest condolences to her family.
January 2, 2019
I want to send my love and condolences to the Family. To Rev Graham I send my love and hugs. I met Rev Graham and Sister Graham at Macadonia. They took our family in by way of my grandma Ida bell Brown RIP. My cousins and I have wonderful memories. Every Sunday before and after church they feed us hot dogs, we we're in the choir , and my sister and I had the pleasure of being in Kim's wedding 💝. I know this is a tough time but I pray for strength and guidance in you all's time of sorrow. It has been years since I have seen them both but I did have the pleasure of speaking with them a few years ago. I love you family ❤️. Nikia George