Bernice Marie Kolen Graham 86, of Little Rock, Ark., passed at home peacefully on January 16, 2022. She was born on January 21, 1935 in Warren, Ark. She is preceded in death by her parents, Rita Belcher and Peterson Kolen.
She is survived by her husband of 66 years, John R. Graham Sr.; and children, Julius (Helen), John (Laura), Gloria Graham Whale (George), and Milton (Jackie); grandchildren; great-grandchildren; siblings, sisters, Eddie Mae Ellis, Robbin Bailey (Bruce), Marian Sargent (John); special niece, Pamela Ellis; nephews, nieces, cousins, and family friends.
She was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church Little Rock, Ark. Visitation will be 12 noon to 5 p.m. on Friday, January 21, 2022, at Ruffin and Jarrett Funeral Home, 1200 Chester Street, Little Rock. Masks are required. Social spacing is observed.
Viewing will be at First Baptist Church, 2015 Main Street, North Little Rock, Ark. January 22, 2022, 10-11 a.m. Homegoing service follows this viewing. Live streaming will be available on https://youtube.com/c/FirstBaptistChurchMainStreetNorthLittleRock and https://www.facebook.com/FBCMainStreet/.
Interment will be at the Arkansas State Veterans’ Cemetery, North Little Rock, January 25,2022 at 10:00 a.m. The family requests masks be worn.