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Ester Mae Graham

Sunset: May 6, 2020

​On Wednesday May 6th, 2020 at MUSC Florence, SC Ester Mae Graham answered the masters call to come home and take her eternal rest.

Ester Mae Johnson Graham was born June 4th, 1940 in Lake City, SC to the late Roland Johnson Sr. and Annie Bell Brown Johnson, and educated in the public-school system. She was married in holy matrimony to the late James G. Graham Sr. “Mae” as she was affectionately called, accepted God as her personal savior at an early age. She joined St. Mark Holiness Church. She later became a member of New Birth Christian Fellowship Center, where she served faithfully as the Mother of the church.

She was proceeded in death by her son Steven Graham, and a brother Tim Johnson. Her loving memory will be left to cherish by her children Barbara (Willie) Collins of Sumter, SC, Bessie Thomas of Lake City, James Graham Jr. of Lake City, SC ; John T. Graham (Brenda) of Gastonia, NC, Samuel Graham of Myrtle Beach, SC and a host of others that she called her own. 12 loving grandchildren; LaPedra (Tamara) Tolson, Rayshon (Karen) Spates, Jamilah (William) Smith, James Thomas, Latasha Thomas, Juakema Singletary, Javontae Graham, Antonio Cooper, Lamonica (Trey) Miller, Artavious (Kristen) Cooper, Kimberly (Jeremiah) Graham-Underwood, and 18 great-grandchildren.

Siblings left to cherish her memories Roland Johnson Jr of Lake City, LeRoy Johnson of Macon, GA, Herbert Johnson Lake City, SC, David (Queen) Johnson of Florence, SC, Annie Pearl Holmes of Florence, SC, Elease Mickens of Florence, SC, Sallie (AC) Gary of Macon, GA, Catherine Thomas of Lake City, SC, Eliza (William E) Richardson of Danville, VA, Gloria (Sam) Anderson of Florence, SC, Jennette Fasion of Lake City, SC, and Janie (Rocky) Dickson, one Aunt Mary Graham of Lake City, one uncle JC Brown of Charleston, SC ; two sister-in-laws Connie (James) Singletary, Gertrude Millin;, One brother-in-law Robert (Ophelia) Graham Jr and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

She leaves many special friends but one we would like to thank for taking time out to care for Mother Graham during her final days Michelle McFadden.

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