Celebrating the life of

Nelson Lee Graff

August 29, 1940 - July 13, 2021

Nelson Lee Graff

On Tuesday, July 13, 2021, Nelson Lee Graff passed away at the age of 80 at Candler Hospital in Savannah, GA.  Nelson was born August 29, 1940 in Tilden Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania.  He was the son of the late Wayne and Marian (Brobst) Graff and graduated from Hamburg High School.  He served in the Air Force in the early 1960s.  He was employed as a dispatcher for Overnite Transportation Company at both the Fayetteville, NC and Savannah, GA terminals before retiring in 2005.  He was a member of St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church where he served as an usher and member of the work crew.

He is survived by his wife, Frances (Ferrell) Graff, his son, Jeffrey (Krystal) Graff, and his daughter, Andrea Madison, all of Savannah, GA, his sister, Sharon (Paul) Dymond of Geigertown, PA, his brothers, Richard (Lori) Graff and Larry (LouAnn) Graff, both of Hamburg, PA.  Seven grandchildren: Whitney Madison, Matthew Madison, Samuel Madison, Mitchell Madison, Pierce Madison, Colton Graff, and Kallie Graff, and one great grandson, Jagger Way.

The funeral service for Mr. Graff will be held Friday, July 16, 2021 at 11:00 a..m. at Fox & Weeks, Islands Chapel, with visitation one hour prior to the service.  Burial will follow in Greenwich Cemetery.

Remembrances can be made to St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 10 West 31st Street, Savannah, GA  31401.





My heart goes out to all of you. It's so hard to lose a loved one but at least we know he's in a better place. I loved coming down to visit and spend time with all of you. I love you all! ❤

- Brenda A , Hamburg , PA

I am so sorry for your loss. Is prayers for comfort and peace.

- Judy Guyer, Waxhaw,, NC

My heart goes out too you and your family at this heart breaking time. May the Lord watch over you and protect you at this time of need. Love to you

- Harriett Dillon, Savannah, Ga

I’m so sorry. My heart just breaks for you and your family. Nelson was such a kind and sweet man. I know he will be greatly missed. I’m praying Jesus gives you comfort and love that surrounds you and all the family, and that you will feel the peace that passes all understanding. Sending much love. Kay Leonard

- Kay Leonard, Savannah, Georgia

Dear Fran & family, We are heartbroken that Nelson has left this world. But, rejoicing that he has gained a new home and is once again pain free. We have lived across the street for 25 years now, and have seen him doing everything from cutting the grass, painting the entire house, building a trash can enclosure, to building the brick front porch. Whatever he set his mind to, he could do. One time after he had gone fishing, he brought over a plate of freshly fried fish. Those were the best I think I have ever had! Whatever Nelson cooked, you knew it was going to be delicious. Fran, please know that we are here for you for anything you need. All you have to do is “holler”. We love you, Margie & Roland

- Shiver, Savannah, Ga.

A candle has been lit!

May care and love of those around you provide comfort and peace to get you through the days ahead.My most sincere condolences..I want you to know we are just a phone call away if you need anything.

- The Bialkowskis, Lilburn, Ga

My prayers are that the good Lord will give you strength and comfort.

- Helaine Williams, Savannah, GA

Frances, My heart and prayers are with you and all your family. I am so sorry for your loss. Joan Ivey Stephenson

- Joan Stephenson, Dunn, North Carolina

So sorry to hear this sad news. You are in my prayers, Frances.

- Rhonda Sutlive, Savannah, GA

Nelson will be missed so much. He was a dear sweet man with a heart of gold. Fran, Jeff, Andrea and Family, you all will be in our thoughts and prayers. Love to all of you, Sam and Barbars

- Barbara and Sam Howell, Savannah, Georgia

Fran, Praying for peace and comfort for you and the family during this difficult time.

- K.C. & Janet Wilkey , Savannah, GA

RIP Uncle Nelson. Wish I could have made it down to see you all. I can rest in the comfort that he is with Nana and Pap, Mark and Esther, and with the rest of the family. But most importantly with Jesus. May God Bless him and the family in this most difficult of time. Peg and I send our love and condolences. And on behalf of mom and dad. We love you all❤

- Dan Graff , Minersville , PA

Services under the direction of:

Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Islands Chapel