Rev. Shiril Weaver Graves, 62, departed this life on Wednesday November 7, 2018 in Marion County. She was the wife of Charles Randy Graves. You may visit the family at 863 Gresham Rd. Gresham SC. She was the pastor of the Friendship AME Church in the Friendship Community.
Viewing will be Wednesday November 14, 2018, 11:00 am- 5:00 pm at the Jackson & McGill Funeral Home, Marion.
Viewing also will be Wednesday November 14, 2018, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm at the Friendship AME Church in the Friendship Community.
Funeral services are scheduled to be held at the Bethel AME Church, Britton's Neck Thursday November 15, 2018 at 2:00 pm. She will be laid to rest in the Old Neck Cemetery, Britton's, Neck, SC.
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Rev. Shiril Weaver Graves was born to the late William Henry Weaver and Mildlean B. Weaver on August 2, 1956.
Reverend Shiril W. Graves began her education at Hemingway High School graduating in 1974 in Hemingway, SC. She continued her studies at Coker College in Hartsville, SC; earning her Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology in 2007. She furthered her education at Erskine Theological Seminary in Due West, SC, obtaining a Masters of Divinity in 2016.
Rev Graves confessed Christ as her personal Savior at the early age of 19 and joined the Jerusalem AME Church. She worked diligently in the Youth Department as a Sunday School teacher until she relocated to Britton’s Neck, SC. She was certainly a role model; indeed one of a kind.
Rev. Graves was called by God to the Ministry. She pastored New Bethel and Mount Pisgah AME Church in the Bayboro community, and Friendship AME Church in Gresham, SC. She passionately loved the Church and her members.
Wednesday, November 7, 2018, she was called back to God. She obeyed and followed Him. She passed away in the home. Rev Graves was preceded in death by her parents and grandparents.
Rev. Graves was united in holy matrimony to Charles R. Graves, and had three beautiful children who she loved dearly. She was definitely a family woman; it was very rare you saw her without him.
Rev . Graves leaves to cherish loving memories: her devoted husband of thirty-seven years, Charles, son Turone (Ivory), and daughters Vanessa, Monica (Steven), and a very special goddaughter Kaemorah “Maggie” McCrea. Four grandsons: Josiah “JoJo”, Jace “Doughnut” Jayden “Jay” Rogers, and Terrell Williams. Two granddaughters; Whitnee Singletary and Bradazia Davis, One great-grandaughter, Malieaya Williams. Six god children; Cecilia Owens, Tandra Weaver, T’Asia Gerald, Kendall, Payton Ghilchrist, and Caelan Massey. Five brothers; Larry (Selena) Weaver of Lake City, SC, John (Deborah) Taylor of Hemingway, SC, Astley (Lee) Williams, of Savannah, GA, Phillip Rodgers of Rocky Mt. NC, and Terry Self of Hemingway, SC. Six sisters; Sandra Weaver, Caroline Linnen, Karen Weaver, Loris (Tyrone) Williams, Terida Weaver, and Edith Weaver all of Hemingway, SC. Three uncles: Thaddeus Weaver, Earvin (Caroline) Weaver, of Hemingway, SC, and Lauris (Annie G) of Cleveland, OH. Three aunts: Wila Mae Self, Etheleen Weaver, both of Hemingway, SC, and Ms. Jacqueline McEachin of Newark, NJ. Seven brother in laws and seven sister in laws; Joe Hayward (Gene) Graves of Phila, PA, Thomas (Barbara) Graves of Union, NJ, Shuler (Mary Lou) Graves of Britton’s Neck, SC, McNeil (Penny) Graves, Blondell (Earl) Baker all from Willingboro NJ, Neal Melvin Graves of Blackwood, NJ, Johnny B Graves, Bertha Graves, Angelon Graves, and Sally Gause all of Britton’s Neck, SC, and a host of nieces, nephews, colleagues, and friends. Her Beloved Church Family the Friendship AME Church.