Patricia Cousins Weatherly Graves peacefully passed away September 9, 2022 with family by her side.
Tricia was born in Biloxi, MS on August 2, 1937 to parents George Barrow and Muriel Cousins.
She embraced her Coastal childhood spending her days swimming, fishing and sailing in the Mississippi Sound with her brother, Barrow. Tricia attended the University of Mississippi in the mid 1950’s where she was a proud member of Tri Delta Sorority, an enthusiastic Rebel cheerleader and a beautiful homecoming queen.
Tricia returned to the Coast, married William W. (Bubba) Weatherly and lovingly raised her family in Gulfport. They remained married until Bubba’s death in 1990.
Our mother was blessed both artistically and athletically, as evidenced by her wide ranging and numerous interests. She embraced life with a competitive spirit and enjoyed sailing, golfing, gardening and tennis!
Tricia was an active member of her community and belonged to the Gulfport Yacht Club, Southern Yacht Club, Tri Delta Alumni Association, Revelers Carnival Association, Four Seasons Garden Club, Bayou Bluff Tennis Club and Westminster Presbyterian Church.
In 2000, Tricia married Dr. Thomas A Graves, with whom she enjoyed over two decades of traveling and adventure.
Tricia was preceded in death by her parents, brother, first and second husbands. She is survived by her five children, Leslie (John) Dane, Wallace Weatherly, William (KK) Weatherly, Elizabeth Weatherly and Shannon Weatherly. She was also blessed with thirteen grandchildren, Charlie Kelly, Claire (Samuel) Lamar, Caroline Weatherly, Amelia Weatherly, Wallace Weatherly, Nelson Bailey, Hugh Hawkins, Barrow Hawkins, Kate Weatherly, Meg Weatherly, William Weatherly, George Weatherly, Claire Weatherly and two great grandchildren, Watson and Liam Lamar.
Tricia was adored by all who knew her and will be greatly missed by her family and many close friends.
Our family is eternally grateful to her loving caregivers, especially Gloria Davis, Annie Cyprian, Gussie Magee and Seth Jones.
A Memorial Service will be held at 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 13, 2022 at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens. Bradford-O’Keefe Funeral Home, 15th Street, Gulfport is honored to serve the Graves family.