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Funeral services for Deacon Ernest Graham Jr., 80, of 3414 Concord Church Road Allendale will be held 12:00 noon Monday, February 19, 2018 at Revelation Ministries with Reverend Virgin Johnson Jr. officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Deacon Ernest Graham, Jr. was born on May 7, 1937 in Allendale County, South Carolina to the late Ernest Graham, Sr. and Idella Kearse Graham. He entered into eternal rest on February 15, 2018 at the Allendale County Hospital in Fairfax, SC.

He graduated from CV Bing High School Class of 1958. At an early age, he joined and was baptized at Miller Swamp Baptist Church.  During his tenure at Miller Swamp, he was an ordained Deacon, member of the Gospel Choir and served as a Trustee. 

 In 1959, he married the love of his life the late Earnestine Williams Graham with 58 years of love and to this union six children were born. He later moved his membership to Revelations Ministries under the leadership of Pastor Virgin Johnson. Because of his love and passion for God’s word, he chose to minister through his music with The Chosen Ones. He was passionately known as Mr. Entertainer. Deacon Graham was a member of the Allendale Masonic Lodge No. 53 of Allendale, South Carolina and Solomon Chapter No. 22 Royal Arch Masons of Gifford, South Carolina. Deacon Graham was one of the Men of Valour and his late wife was one of the Mothers of Zion representing a powerful loving couple. 
 
He was preceded in death by three sons: Cornell, John and Leonard; and one brother, Lavander Graham. 
 
Deacon Graham leaves to cherish his fond memories, one daughter, Earnie Graham (Mack Pressley) of Augusta, GA; two sons: Wendell Graham and Alfonso Graham (Regina Williams) both of Charlotte, NC; three brothers: Freddie (Mamie) Graham of Allendale, SC, Don (Rebecca) Graham and John (Venzena) Graham both of Barnwell, SC; four sisters: Adell (Henry) Harris, Ruth Ann Hines and Eleanor Hill all of Allendale, SC and Eva Nell Walker of Charlotte, NC;   two daughters-in-law: Helen Graham of Irmo, SC and Monica Graham of Augusta, GA; 20 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren; four sisters-in-law; three brothers-in-law and a host of loving nieces, nephews, cousins, and sympathizing friends.
 
Visitation will be held on Sunday, February 18, 2018 at the funeral home from 1 -7 p.m.

Friends may call at the residence or at the funeral home.
 

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  • Thursday, February 15, 2018
    Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.
    ~ Allendale Community Funeral Home
  • Friday, February 16, 2018
    To the Graham family.you are in our prarys.Bill and Betty washington.
    ~ Betty M Washington   Allendale, SC
  • Sunday, February 18, 2018
    May God continue to Bless and keep my family. I love you and sorry I am not able to be there in person, but I am with you in Spirit.
    ~ Bishop Leroy Williams   Hampton, SC
  • Saturday, February 17, 2018
    There are no words to express the sorrow for your loss. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.
    ~ Sharon Priester   Fort George G Meade, ME
  • Sunday, February 18, 2018
    Praying for peace and comfort for the family. Remember our Heavenly father is always with us.
    ~ Jean and Donald Smith   Marion, SC
  • Sunday, February 18, 2018
    May God comfort you and your family in this time of sorrow.
    ~ Evelyn Foxworth-Meares   Marion, SC
  • Monday, February 26, 2018
    we're so sorry to hear about your loss. May you find a and comfort from the words of Psalms 46:1 which reads: "God is our refuge and strength, A help that is readily found in times of distress." Our loving God is there for us if we ask for his help (1 John 5:14). He didn't intend for us to grow old and die. He thus has made the SURE promise of a resurrection RIGHT HERE ON EARTH when it is restored to a beautiful paradise (Psalms 37:9-11, 29; Acts 24:15; Isaiah 55;11). Can you see yourself welcoming back to life your loved ones? What a joy it will bring all of us. You can go online to JW.ORG and find out more about this resurrection.
    ~ R&R Lopez
  • Saturday, April 14, 2018
    I am so sorry for your loss. Death can be so hard to bear. But the memories of your loved one that you shared can bring comfort and so can the words find at John 5:28,29 Sincere Rebecca
    ~ Rebecca   SC