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Chapel of Jones Mortuary
Tuesday March 8th, 2022
6:00pm - 8:00pm

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Oak Ridge Memorial Garden
Wednesday March 9th, 2022

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Mary Elizabeth Graham

Mary Elizabeth Graham, age 62, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, March 2, 2022 at Parkwest Medical Center in Knoxville, TN. Mary was a member of Mount Sinai Baptist Church in Clinton, TN. She loved the fact that she was a student in the first graduating class of the Surgery Technology program at Parkwest Medical Center. Mary was a loving mother and was very proud of her two beautiful children she made with Ray Witherspoon. She always said she had no regrets and wouldn’t change it for the world. She had the pleasure of spending many years helping raise Keisha and Anthony Shervington like her own. Mary loved traveling with Alijah Shervington and took him with her to California before he was able to talk. She cared deeply for her beloved dogs and spent much time taking great care of them. Her love for family ran deep and was unparalleled to none. Many children have come through her doors, and none have left the same. Though at times she might seem strict she always had everyone’s best interests at heart. In her free time, she enjoyed volunteering at the senior center. Mary will be deeply missed by her family and friends.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Buford and Elizabeth Graham; brothers, Willie D. Graham, Charles Casey; sister, Patricia Graham.

Mary is survived by her son, Alex Witherspoon of Clinton, TN; daughter, Shannon Anderson of CA; brothers, John Lee Graham of Clinton, TN, Sidney Graham of Oak Ridge, TN; sister Annie Bentley (Greg) of Knoxville, TN.

The family will receive friends in the Chapel of Jones Mortuary on Tuesday, March 8, 2022 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Interment will be held at Oak Ridge Memorial Garden on Wednesday, March 9, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. Jones Mortuary, LLC. in Clinton, TN is in charge of arrangements.

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Alex, I am so very sorry for your loss. Sending prayers, warm wishes, and hugs.

Michelle Mar 15 2022 8:36 PM

My deepest sympathy to the Graham family.. John Lee if there is anything I can do for you and your family. Please get in touch with me. Prays coming to you and your family...

kathy minor Mar 9 2022 9:26 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Mary Graham

kathy minor Mar 9 2022 9:18 PM

I pray for comfort during this difficult time. Your mom was always good to me and Elizabeth and she was an amazing aunt to John and Joseph. We will all cherish all the memories we had with her.

Brittanie Wohlford Mar 8 2022 9:21 PM

Thinking about you and your family.

Garrett Bean Mar 8 2022 4:58 PM

Alex and family, we are keeping you and your family in our thoughts and prayers.

Lora, Danny and Jonathan Treece

Lora Treece Mar 8 2022 12:19 PM

I knew Mary and her Family when I was 9 yrs old my Family rented a house from her parents next door and she made an impact on my life that I have never forgotten and I have never forgotten her or the kindness and guidance she showed me 45 yrs ago RIP ❤️

Evelyn Rhea Oliver Mar 7 2022 9:58 PM

A photo was added for Mary Elizabeth Graham

Keisha Mar 6 2022 12:50 AM

12 photos were added for Mary Elizabeth Graham

Keisha Shervington Mar 6 2022 12:44 AM

I love you forever!

Keisha Shervington Mar 6 2022 12:40 AM

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