Thelma Irene Pratt Graham
Jun 11, 2019 at 3:10 PM
BIG STONE GAP, VA - Thelma Irene Pratt Graham, 80, passed away on Sunday, June 9, 2019, at her home.
In her working years, Thelma was a licensed practical nurse at St. Mary’s Hospital in Norton, Va. in the labor delivery department, caring for others, along with the Catholic sisters. She also worked at the old Norton Community Hospital. Thelma will be remembered for her feisty spirit, her humor and her love of African violets.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Irene Pratt and John Wesley Pratt; brothers, John W. Pratt and Clyde Pratt; sisters, Colleen Diaz, Alma Davidson, and Ruth Pratt.
Surviving are her daughter Jayne Neaves and husband, Curtis; grandchildren, Frances I Neaves and fiancé, Michael S. Morelock, Rebecca Meade and husband, Kenneth “K. J.,” Matthew Neaves, Jennifer Neaves; great grandsons, Skyler Meade, Kenneth Meade and Kane Meade; special friend and a 15-year caregiver, Tamara Cooper.
The family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Thursday, June 13, 2019 at Gilliam Funeral Home (618 Wood Ave., W.) in Big Stone Gap. The funeral service will follow at 7:00 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Evangelist Bill Knoskie officiating.
To view the obituary online and offer condolences, please visit www.gilliamfuneralhome.com.
Gilliam Funeral Home and Crematory is honored to serve Mrs. Graham’s family.