Laurie Jane Black Graham, 50, of Rutland, passed away, surrounded by her loved ones at 6:25 p.m. on Tuesday, December 14, 2021 in the Holzer Medical Center, Gallipolis. Born January 24, 1971 in Gallipolis, she was the daughter of the late Warren “Jerry” and Sharon George Black who survives in Rutland. She worked as a full time cook for eight years at Meigs High School.
In addition to her mother, she is survived by the love of her life, Erick Todd Graham, whom she married on July 16, 1991. To this union were born two children, Kayla (Luke) Pearson, of Rutland, and Emily Graham, of Rutland, grandchildren, Hunter and Kazden Pearson, whom she loved with her whole heart and spoiled them every time she saw them. Her sisters, Tammy (Norman) Matson, Chris (Bill) Ellis, Mandi (John) Clonch, and Angie Clay, mother-in-law and father-in-law, Allen, and Kay Graham, and numerous, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, and cousins also survive.
In addition to her father, she is preceded in death by her sister-in-law, Rachel Graham.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, December 18, 2021 in the Rutland Independent Holiness Church, at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Norman Matson officiating. Interment will follow in the Bradford Cemetery. Friends may call from 6-8 pm at the Church on Friday. The Cremeens-King Funeral Home, Pomeroy, is entrusted with the arrangements.
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