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Mille Ann Mcgraw

August 30, 1926 — April 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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