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“To the Graves family.Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to you.The entire family of Nathaniel Brown Sr. ”
1 of 26 | Posted by: A friend

“To the Graves family....Our deepest condolences to all.The family of Nathaniel Brown,Sr. ”
2 of 26 | Posted by: A friend

“my prayers with the family modell whitehead-Lewis ”
3 of 26 | Posted by: modell Lewis - norfolk, VA

“To the Graves family,You are in our prayers and thank you for your service to the community. Bishop Carl & Barbara Vann and New Life Worship Center. ”
4 of 26 | Posted by: A friend

“I would like to give my condolences to the Graves family, thank u for your services ”
5 of 26 | Posted by: lisa lassiter - norfolk, VA


6 of 26 | Posted by: Clifton Vaughan - Chesapeake, VA

“To the Graves Family, Our Johnson family has been connected to the Graves family for over 50 years. My father Samuel Johnson worked at the funeral...Read More »
7 of 26 | Posted by: Dr. Peggie Robertson - Chesapeake, VA

“My sincere condolences to the Graves Family. I had the pleasure of working with you all on the grand opening of the present funeral home soon after...Read More »
8 of 26 | Posted by: Sarah - Norfolk, VA

“Mr. Graves and his family have provided so many families with the comfort of sending a loved one home. My prayers are with Tommy, Loraine, and your...Read More »
9 of 26 | Posted by: Joycelyn Sharp - Hampton, VA


10 of 26 | Posted by: Joycelyn Sharp - Hampton, VA

“Sorry to hear about your daddy passing away. Lorraine, you and your family are in my thoughts. ”
11 of 26 | Posted by: Laurie Carter Bleh - Chesapeake, VA


12 of 26 | Posted by: Angie Carney-Willoughby - VA

“Our deepest thoughts and prayers are with each of you at this difficult time. Mr. Graves will be missed by many. May you comfort one another with the...Read More »
13 of 26 | Posted by: Sarah Bennett - Norfolk, VA

“Our prayers and deepest sympathy are with the Graves family.Sincerely Mr.& Mrs. Curtis Bond ”
14 of 26 | Posted by: cheryl bond - Chesapeake, VA

“My family and I would like to extend our sincere and heartfelt condolences to the Graves family. May God comfort and strengthen your family at this...Read More »
15 of 26 | Posted by: Saundra Bethea-Pegues - MD

“To the Graves Family:The family of the late Wallace Bailey(Shorty)would like to extend our sincere condolences to your family during your lost. May...Read More »
16 of 26 | Posted by: A friend

“You have our Deepest Sympathy and Thank You for the many years of service to not only my family but the countless others you have worked with. Thank...Read More »
17 of 26 | Posted by: Joseph Johnson - Norfolk, VA

“My deepest sympathy goes out to the family, friends, colleagues and neighbors on the passing of the beloved Thomas. He is sorely missed. ”
18 of 26 | Posted by: Lamont Simmons - ChesaPEAKE, VA

“My sincerest and deepest heartfelt condolences to the family of Mr. Thomas E. Graves, Jr. may God comfort and strengthen you all during this time of...Read More »
19 of 26 | Posted by: Ophelia Green - Virginia Beach, VA

“Graves Family,It is with deep sympathy that I and my family express the loss of your loved one. Hold on to all the love, laughter and memories of Mr....Read More »
20 of 26 | Posted by: Linda D. Parker - Chicago, IL

“My Condolences To The Graves Family On The Passing Of Your Loved One May He Rest In Heaven ”
21 of 26 | Posted by: Lisa Scott - Norfolk, VA

“To the Graves family. Although your loved one is gone from your earthy presence, he will always be in your heart. Your husband,father and grandfather...Read More »
22 of 26 | Posted by: Sarah Burtt-White - Norfolk, VA

“RIP. Dick Spring. NPD. ”
23 of 26 | Posted by: Richard Spring

“To the Graves family, we offer our condolences. Your father (patriarch) lived a long life and leave behind a legacy beyond measure. He was a Hampton...Read More »
24 of 26 | Posted by: Jo Logan - Virginia Beach, VA

“Tommy and family, sorry for you earthly lost much prayer for you all in coming days. While you have big shoes to fill you were prepared long ago to...Read More »
25 of 26 | Posted by: James Gay - Waverly,, VA

“Dear Graves Family, A wonderful family is in pain and I understand. Mr. Graves was a mainstay of the funeral business but more than that he was the...Read More »
26 of 26 | Posted by: Pam Flanagan - VB, VA


THOMAS EDWARD "TOM" GRAVES, JR of Norfolk, VA died January 13, 2017 at the age of 92. He served his apprenticeship at Hale Funeral Home in Norfolk before establishing the Graves Funeral Home in 1953 with the help of his family and wife. It was the first establishment ever designed and built to service the African-American community in the area. He remained licensed with the Virginia State Board of Funeral Directors and Embalmers, was licensed in the state of North Carolina until 2016 and was active in both local and national levels in the industry for many years. He graduated from the Echols School of Mortuary Science in Philadelphia, PA, where he completed a two year course in one with honors and was subsequently inducted into the honorary fraternity.