Lola C. Graham

Published 7:25 am Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Minister Lola C. Graham of Kingstown died on Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018 at Cleveland Regional Medical Center in Shelby.

She was born July 2, 1943,in Iredell County to the late Willie and Grace Smyre Clement. She earned her high school diploma and was a graduate of Catawba Valley Community College, Class of 1995. She worked at Broyhill Furniture Co., from which she retired after 15 years. She obtained her CNA4, after which she became licensed as a medical technician administrator and a certified phlebotomist. She married Grady C. Graham on Sept. 10, 1994. This union held strong for 24 years. They traveled and spent time with family and enjoyed dining at Longhorn Steakhouse. She accepted her call into ministry in 2003 and received her license from Ramseur Baptist Church on Aug. 24, 2003.  She was led to St. Peter Missionary Baptist Church, where she was also licensed on Jan. 27, 2013.

She was also preceded in death by abrother.

Survivors: her husband of 24 years, Deacon Grady Graham; 3 sisters Carolyn Flippen (Jimmy), Mary M. Lovelle (Jerry), Deborah Bollar; 5 brothers, Dan Clement, Willie Clement (Brenda), Alvin Clement (Ann), Donald Clement and Buck Clement; 3 step-children, Gregory Graham, Gerald Graham and Gennifer Graham; a host of grands, great-grands, nieces and nephews, cousins and friends; and the adopted children that they acquired over the years.

Her favorite scripture was Proverbs 3:5. Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.

Her funeral service will be on Thursday, Sept. 27 at 2 p.m. at St. Peter Missionary Baptist Church in Grover,.  Family visitation will be from 1-2 p.m. at the church.  Burial will follow in Maiden Chapel Baptist Church Cemetery in Maiden.