The Picayune Item
On December 25, 1925, Wanzie Lee Jenkins Graham was born to Claibe and Dolly Jenkins, cotton farmers in the Lawrence Creek Community of Washington Parish.
At the age of 17, she met A. C. Graham, the man she would be married to for 64 years. Fourteen children, dairy farmers, and a trucking business gave her a full life. Wanzie left this life on Saturday, March 23, 2013.
Preceded in death by: her husband, A.C. Graham; parents, Claibe and Dolly Jenkins; 11 brothers and sisters; son, Michael L. Graham; daughter, Shirley Ann Dykes; two grandchildren, Chris Graham and Clay Hyde; great-granddaughter, Jennifer Renee DiMiceli; and great-great-granddaughter, Jamie Lynn Rodrigues.
She is survived by: her five sons, Charles Ray Graham, Baltimore, Md., A.C. Graham, Jr., Amite, La., Rocky Graham, Amite, Barney Joe Graham, Kentwood, La., and William Dennis Graham, Amite; seven daughters, Genelle Rick, Amite, Georgette Fontenot, Slidell, La., Carol Sue Schexnayder, Slidell, Debbie Marie Smith, Picayune, Miss., Brenda Kaye Graham, New Iberia, La., Tammy Lynn Bennett, Amite, and Candice San Crowe, Amite; 34 grandchildren, Connie, Chuck, Charlene, Cindy, BoBo, Rosie, Chance, Mandy, Michelle, Michael, Casey, Kelly, April, Cole, Nick, BJ, Rocky, Jr., Brandon, Krkystal, Rusty, Kirsten, Ricky, Brian, Melissa, Jason, Wanda, Dewayne, Alan, Jessica, Justin, Kaitlan, Courtney, Cassie, and Heather; 35 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.
Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 10 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 26, 2013.
Religious Services will be held at Wilmer Missionary Baptist Church at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, March 26, 2013. Interment Wilmer Cemetery, Wilmer.
For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.