Mary McGraw

Mary Estelle McGraw (Cress)

Sunday, September 9th, 1928 - Thursday, March 4th, 2021
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Mrs. Mary Estelle Cress McGraw, age 92, passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by her children and grandchildren Thursday, March 4, 2021.

The family will receive friends from 1:30 to 3:00 pm Sunday at Wilkinson Funeral Home. A service will follow in the Chapel at 3:00 pm with Pastors Steve Holshouser and Joe Harding officiating. She will be laid to rest at Carolina Memorial Park.
Mrs. McGraw was born September 9, 1928 in Cabarrus County, daughter of the late Holly Buford and Myrtie Safrit Cress.

She was also preceded in death by her husband, Johnny McGraw, son, Jake McGraw and brothers, Fred, Hubert, Buford Harry Lee and Robert Cress.

Mary retired from Kayser Roth Hosiery and attended Bethel Wesleyan Church.”Granny" was a woman full of love and hard work. An incredibly strong woman who raised 7 children, worked a full-time job for 27 years, and cared for numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren. Granny’s house was one where you were always fed, or snapping beans, or making biscuits. Granny was a devout woman of God, and a member of Bethel Wesleyan Church the early 1950s.

Survivors include her daughters, Nancy Connell of Stanfield, Frances Cooke of Concord, Janet Holshouser and husband Steve of Salisbury, Susie Hepler and husband Steve of Haines City, FL; sons, Danny McGraw of Kannapolis, and Randy McGraw of Rockwell; 16 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; 3 great great grandchildren; sisters, Ethel James and Betty Ramsey and husband Wade of Concord

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Bethel Wesleyan Church, 4036 Old Salisbury-Concord Rd., Kannapolis, NC 28083.

Wilkinson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Sunday, March 7th, 2021 | 1:30pm - 3:00pm
    Sunday, March 7th, 2021 1:30pm - 3:00pm
    Wilkinson Funeral Home
    100 Branchview Dr. NE
    CONCORD, NC 28025
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  • Service

    Sunday, March 7th, 2021 | 3:00pm
    Sunday, March 7th, 2021 3:00pm
    Wilkinson Funeral Home Chapel
    100 Branchview Drive NE
    Concord, NC 28025
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    Pastors Steve Holshouser and Joe Harding
  • Interment

    Carolina Memorial Park
    601 Mt Olivet Rd
    KANNAPOLIS, NC 28083
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Vivian Furr

Posted at 03:33pm
Thinking of you all during this difficult time. My Prayers are with u all! ♥️

Linda G. Long

Posted at 01:07pm
May Gods loving arms surround Mary’s family, giving each a comforting peace. Such a sweet lady, RIP.

Tammy, Mary and DeAnna

Posted at 10:58am
With loving memories of "Mary McGraw", Tammy Durant and Family, Mary Barrett and Family, Deanna Fox and Family
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