Miriam Graves, age 67, of Diamondhead, MS went to be with her Lord and Savior on March 10, 2022.
Miriam has been a resident of Diamondhead since 2007 and had previously resided in Bay St. Louis, Long Beach, and Gulfport. She was born in Picayune, MS and was a 1971 graduate of Gulfport High School, after which she attended MGCCC (Jeff Davis Campus).
After more than 30 years in the banking industry, Miriam retired as Director of Marketing from Regions Bank in 2000. In addition, she served on the Long Beach City Council as Ward 4 Alderman for 12 consecutive years (3 terms) from 1986 to 1998. Miriam was always in the kitchen, at the sewing machine, or in the yard making everything as beautiful as she was. She will be sadly missed by her three pals, Genia, Carol, and Tina. She always looked forward to the girl’s trips with them.
Miriam was preceded in death by her parents, Kenneth “Skinny” Necaise and Lorean Lee Necaise; son, Chance Brocklyn Graves; and sister, Annette Moran (Joey) of the Lizana community.
She is survived by her loving husband of 43 years, Rio Graves; daughter, Amity Gipson (Josh); her precious granddaughters, Breanna Gipson and Gentry Gipson of Diamondhead; sister, Karen Peterson (Terry) of Perkinston; brother, Kevin Necaise of Gulfport; sister-in-law, Wendye Lanier (Rick); father-in-law, Basil Blackwell; several special nephews, a niece, and many great-nephews and great-nieces.
The family would like to offer a special thanks to Ashley and Rose of Southern Care Hospice for all they have done. A special thanks to Mr. A.W. Lang III, of Bradford-O’Keefe Funeral Home, for his direction and guidance during this time.
A memorial service will be held at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 15, 2022 at Bradford-O’Keefe Funeral Home, 15th Street, Gulfport. Friends may visit from 3:00 p.m. until service time. Bradford-O’Keefe Funeral Home 15th Street, Gulfport is honored to serve the graves family.
The family requests donations be made to Magdalene House at www.womenscommunitysupport.org