Melissa Graham

October 7, 1967 ~ March 26, 2022 (age 54)


Mrs. Melissa Graham affectionately known as "Missy" was born October 7, 1967 to the late Annie Mae Cooper Hutcherson and the late Earnest Lee Elkins.  She passed away on Saturday, March 26, 2022 at her home.

Melissa was a member of Fairview Baptist Church.  She was employed at Kraft Heinz for 36 years.  She was full of life and enjoyed being a faithful wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend.

Melissa was predeceased by her step-father, Robert Hutcherson, brothers, Troy and Roy Wadsworth, Olander Hutcherson and sister-in-law, Carolyn Hutcherson.

Those who celebrate her life and cherish precious memories are her husband of 15 years, Kentral Graham; sons, Tyrell (Betty), Terrance, Kentavious and Kendarius; daughters, Betty, Mariesha and Kendashia; six grandchildren, OT, LaLa, Diamond, Kaliyah, Kyah and Kyson; sisters, Helen Jackson (Roger) and Shirley Cannon (Richard);brothers, Bruce Wadsworth (Priscilla) of Blair, SC, Willie Hutcherson, James Wadsworth, Randy Hutcherson and Tracy Hutcherson all of Newberry, SC; Wilbert Garmany (Linda) of Whitmire, SC; daughter-in-law and caregiver, Betty Sims; devoted friends, Tina Robinson and Octavia Jones, a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives.

Funeral services will be conducted on Thursday, March 31, 2022 at 3:00 pm at the Fred B. Pratt Memorial Chapel.  Burial will follow at Fariview Baptist Church cemetery.  Public viewing will be on Wednesday, March 30, 2022 from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm.  A mask is required it enter the funeral home.


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 Service Program


March 30, 2022

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Fred B. Pratt Memorial Chapel

Funeral Service
March 31, 2022

3:00 PM
Fred B. Pratt Memorial Chapel

March 31, 2022

4:00 PM
Fairview Baptist Church
5424 Highway 34
Newberry, SC 29108

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