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Willie Graham

April 23, 2021

Obituary

Mr. Willie Jewel Graham of Tampa passed away Friday, April 23, 2021.  Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, May 1 at 11:00 a.m. at Ray Williams Memorial Chapel, 301 N. Howard Avenue with Reverend Victor Ball, officiating.  Please follow the CDC Guidelines. Masks are required. 

Mr. Willie J. Graham was a native and lifelong resident of Tampa, Florida and was educated in the public schools of Hillsborough County, graduating from Robinson High School, Class of 1973. 

Mr. Graham was employed as a Flooring Specialist and he also worked at Tampa International Airport. He loved sports and was an avid Lakers and Tampa Bay Bucs Fan.   Willie never had children, but he had an abundance of love for his nieces, nephews, relatives, and his friend’s children.  He worked hard in his carpet businesses and always strived to serve his many clients.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Irene Graham Lewis and Robert Graham; brothers, Bobby Graham and Samuel Graham; sisters, Elaine Mayweather, and Evelyn Graham Rodriguez; nephews, Jade Graham, and Byron Graham; uncle, William Warren; and brother-in-law, Calvin Finger. 

He leaves to cherish his memory: three sisters, Constance Finger, Geraldine Bradley and Maxine Graham; two brothers, Ronald Lewis and Donald Lewis; nieces, Tonya Rodriguez, Tamara Brown (Larry), Ariale Gallon (Carl), Rachel Rodriguez, Dominique Finger, Machela Finger, April Lewis, Ronetta Lewis, Ziare Gallon, Chyna Brown, Ebony Knights, Valeria, Diedria Graham, Tina Graham, Debra Johnson (Elvis), and Danielle Hunter; nephews, William Finger, Jr., Dominick Rodriguez, Galen Graham, Otto Graham, Darren Lewis, William Brown, Michael Knights, Jamar Epps, Dominick Rodriguez Jr., Toren Rodriguez William Warren, Vincent Braden, and Michael Braden; and a host of cousins, Anthony Pryor and Gregory Graham; other relatives and friends. A special devoted friend/brother, Carlton Lofton (Vernadine); additional special friends and extended family, the Blanchetts, Kitchens, Swift, Marvin Knight, the Cottons, Algie Morgan, Herman Bradley, the Hough family, Doug Tire Shop and so many more families and friends whom Willie loved.

The remains will repose from 4 – 7 p.m. Friday, April 30th at Ray Williams Funeral Home, 301 N. Howard Avenue, Tampa, FL 33606. We are asking family and friends to please follow the CDC Guidelines.  Masks are required. 

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Services

Visitation
Friday
April 30, 2021

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Ray Williams Funeral Home
301 N. Howard Avenue
Tampa, FL 33606-1508

Funeral Service
Saturday
May 1, 2021

11:00 AM
Ray Williams Memorial Chapel
301 N. Howard Avenue
Tampa, FL

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