Celebrating the life of

Marcella F. Graves

April 30, 1953 - April 20, 2021

Marcella F. Graves

Marcella F. Graves, 67, passed away on Tuesday, April 20th, 2021 after a valiant battle with cancer.  

Marcella was born on April 30, 1953 in Summerville, GA to James E. Kinsey and Ruby K. Brown.  She leaves behind her life partner, Wayne McGowan of Savannah; daughter, Kimberley Edwards of Ringold; son, Christopher (Danielle) Graves, of Savannah; four sisters, Peggy (Bob) Kirk of Americus; Agnes Hellman (John Christian), Shirley Moore of Chattanooga TN, and Sue (Mike) VanPelt of Ringold; brother James R. Kinsey (Kahn} of San Jose CA; three grandchildren: Zack and Braxton Edwards, both of Ringold, and Maribella Graves of Savannah; and several nieces and nephews.  

Marcella attended Chattooga Co. public schools.  In 1979, she, Kim, and Chris moved to Savannah to begin her professional career.  She worked in sales at various retail department stores, and later sold advertising for the Savannah Morning News. For the last twenty-plus years she worked as a mortgage loan officer and was involved in several industry organizations, and served on the Greater Savannah Home Builders Association’s Board of Directors.  Along the way, Marcella made many lifelong friends, as she never met a stranger, and always made people feel special. She always added her “special flare” to whatever she was doing. 
Visitation will be held on Saturday, April 24th at 5 p.m. at Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel. A memorial service will immediately follow at 6 p.m.

Marcella’s wish was to be cremated.  

In lieu of flowers, charitable remembrances may be made to: The American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123 or St. Jude Children’s Hospital, ALSAC/St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105; or a charity of the donor’s choice.

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Marcella was one of the sweetest people I have ever know, I was blessed to work with her and call her my friend.

- Ellen Spivey, Pooler, GA

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My beautiful friend fought her cancer battle very brave and quietly. I miss her but know that she is no longer in pain.

- Lorraine Morgan, Lyons , GA

Chris, last nights service was a beautiful tribute to your mother. It was wonderful hearing the stories from all the people in her life and what she meant to them. So sorry for your loss. Prayers to you and your family during this difficult time.

- Chad Routhier, Savannah, Georgia

Condolences to Kim, Christopher and families. I remember with fondness the special friendship with Marcella. Also the many wonderful trips we made with our daughters Kim and Karen to Twirling competitions with The Tennessee Twirling Institute. We shared many times of fun and laughter. I think of those days often. She will always have a special place in my heart. Prayers for all of you. Marie Waters

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Services under the direction of:

Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel