Mille Ann McGraw

08/30/1926 - 04/29/2023


Obituary For Mille Ann McGraw

Millie Ann McGraw, 96, of Preston, Mississippi passed on Saturday, April 29, 2023 from MS Care Center of Dekalb, Mississippi. Funeral Services will be held 2:00 P.M. Saturday, April 6, 2023 from Mt Salem M.B. Church of Preston, Mississippi. Burial will follow in Mt. Salem M.B. Church Cemetery. Visitation will be held 4:00 P.M. - 6:00 P.M. Friday, May 5, 2023 from Beck Funeral Home Dekalb. Beck Funeral Home Dekalb is in charge of all arrangements.

Millie Ann Gales was born August 30, 1926 in Kemper County, Mississippi to Ester and Cornelia Gales.

Millie received her education from Reed School and later attended Whisenten High School in Dekalb, Mississippi. She United with Mt. Salem Baptist Church as a young child. She remained faithful member until her health failed.

Millie married Jimmie McGraw on November 16, 1943 and Ten children, six sons, and four daughters were born to their union. Millie worked for Preston Community Center Meals on Wheels for years, until they closed. She had a passion for fishing, gardening, and flowers. Once she was no longer worker, she and her husband enjoyed fishing and gardening together. Millie was loved and respected by so many. She was a beautiful woman who was kind,loving, and generous.

Millie Ann McGraw, age 96, departed her earthly life on Saturday, April 29, 2023 at the Mississippi Care Center of Dekalb. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jimmie McGraw; her parents, Ester and Cornelia Gales; two sons,Tommie and Johnny McGraw; one sister, Estelle; five brothers, Smiley, William, Saul, Gene, and John Gales.

Grateful and blessed for having shared her life are her surviving children, five sons, James McGraw ( Jeanette), of Memphis, TN, Ray Charles McGraw, Sonny McGraw ( Jeanette), James Otis McGraw, and Andrew McGraw (Mary) all of Preston, MS; four daughters, Johnnie P. Toney (Eugene), Helen Earlene McGraw, Nealie Mae Sudberry all of Omaha, NE, and Ruthie Rush of Preston, MS; forty three grandchildren; seventy five great grandchildren; thirty great great grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. After the death of Millie's only sister, she became the godmother of her children and helped raise and guide, Mary Magdalene Johnson, Mary Lee Holman, Helen Jean McDonald, Vera Culberson, and Bertha Mae Houston.

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  • 05/06/2023

  • 05/05/2023

    Grandma you will truly be missed. I will continue to Honor you everyday of my life Thank you for being the light of All Our lives. You Rest now Beautiful you lived a Absolutely Great you always YOUR GRANDAUGHTER SMACKIE JACKIE

  • 05/05/2023

    I am so very sorry for your family's lost , I thank God for hers an allowing me to know her.

  • 05/05/2023

    My deepest sympathies to the entire McGraw family but especially to my brother-in-law James. May God grant you peace of mind and comfort your aching heart as you mourn the loss of your Mom-your first love. Although your pain is great, please try and remember those wonderful precious memories that God blessed you with. Weeping might endure for the night but JOY comes in the morning! I thank You Lord for the life of Mrs. Millie! With my heartfelt condolences, Willie and Gloria Elerby

  • 05/04/2023

    Granny I will miss you good memories of you will stay in my heart ❤️ see you soon love you your Oldest Granddaughter Coretta Jackson/Gully

  • 05/04/2023

    Send an avocados to the mcgraw family. We always called her aunt Millie

  • 05/04/2023

    To the mcgraw family sending our condolences and prayers. We are called her aunt Millie.

  • 05/03/2023

    I pray that in the midst of your sadness that you will be comforted and uplifted by Him who said, "Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also." Prayers of comfort are extended to the entire fmily of Sister McGraw. - Dr. Ralph Lassiter (Interim Pastor) - St. Mark Baptist Church - Omaha, NE

  • 05/02/2023

    Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.

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