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Christina Hughes Graham August 16, 1898 to March 31, 2002. She is survived by 4 children, 11 Grandchildren, among them Joel Rosen, 18 Great Grandchildren, and 14 Great Great Grandchildren.

She drove an automoble till she was a 101 and kept her faith and humor till two days ago when she quit communicating. I will miss her greatly !!

-- Joel Rosen (, March 31, 2002


Dear Joel,

I am so sorry to hear of the death of your great-grandmother. My heart goes out to you and your family. I, too, lost my precious grandmother two years ago. She was six weeks from her 99th birthday. I learned so much from her and feel that now, she lives through me.

Wishing you enough.

-- Trevilians (, March 31, 2002.

Joel many happy memories to you as you clebrate the life of your Grandmother!!!! I don't remember my Grandparents---& my Grandchildren won't remember their GREAT Grandparents--

-- Sonda in Ks. (, March 31, 2002.

I cried when my great-grandmother died, in her nineties. What a wonderful woman she was! Mom told me not to be sad, that Granny had lived a good and long life. I said, I know, it's just that I will miss her. I'm glad that your grandmother lived such a long life, knowing so many of her posterity, and being active til the end like that. And I'm sorry for your loss.

-- mary (, March 31, 2002.

I lost my last grandparent two years's rough. (((((hugs)))) For me it was harder to know how it hurt my Dad as I sadly didn't get to know them too well as we lived several states away.

What a legacy she has! 101 is an amazing blessing, and though she will be missed, I'm sure she had a great impact and look at all the progeny...As Sonda said, much to celebrate her remembrance.:).

-- Doreen (, March 31, 2002.

My family and I ,offer our prayers and support. Loss of grand parents is never easy, as we , the grand children dont remember them for their jobs or cars or bank accounts. We remember the hugs and the cookies, and the special treats, and most of all the LOVE. They are eternally our grannies and granpa's.

-- Kristean Thompson (, March 31, 2002.

I'm so sorry for your loss Joel. My thoughts are with you!

-- Anna in Iowa (, April 01, 2002.

Precious memories, how I love them. Hugs Joel, sorry for your loss.

-- diane (, April 01, 2002.

Thank You folks ! It means alot ! For anyone close enough to attend ( I know that is hardly anyone ) we would invite all to celebrate my grandma-ma's life.

We are different--We wish to remember her life not her death so, we will inter the body at 10 am Friday at Woodbine Cemetary in Harrisonburg, Virginia. The dinner and Memorial Service will be held at First Presbyterian Church, 2101 South Jefferson St, Roanoke, Virginia starting at 1pm.

-- Joel Rosen (, April 01, 2002.

My thoughts and prayers are with you.

-- Cindy (S.E.IN) (, April 02, 2002.

What a wonderfully long life God gave your grandmother and a wonderful legacy for you.

"This world is not my home. I'm just apassin through. If heaven's not my home then Lord what will I do. The angels beckon me from heaven's open door, and I can't feel at home in this world any more." Hymn - This World Is Not My Home

God bless you and yours, Joel.

Little Bit Farm

-- Little bit Farm (, April 02, 2002.

Joel, a friend sent this to me today & I thought of you---hope you enjoy it----

"The Hatching"

For if we have become united with him in the likeness of his death, certainly we shall be also in the likeness of His resurrection. Romans chapter 6 verse 5

I remember the day my Grandad looked at me & said, "I am dyeing." We had just walked from the chicken coop & stopped at the well house for him to have something to lean against as he was exhausted. He said, it is amazing our bodies /last as long as they do. I have done a lot of work with mine---As I stared at him /I could see his unhealthy condition---if only there was a way to stop this physical breakdown--

Then I remembered waiting for chicks to hatch as a child-the wait seemed so long/ but was exciteing at last to see the chicks beginning to peck at the shell & to know life was soon to emerge. As I thought of my Grandad, it was as through the Lord was gently speaking to me--- Did I ever put tape on the egg shells to keep them from hatching??? Of coarse not/ for I anticipated the hatching---Grandad's shell was cracking---& I don't want to put tape on it----he is only hatching out! There is no death for the bleiver, only a hatching!! We are spititual beings confined in a body. One day we will all hatch, & the beauty within will be fully revealed. With that I had peace about Grandad!

I don't know who wrote this---but I enjoyed it & I hope you do--- Sonda

-- Sonda (, April 02, 2002.

It is Finished !

-- Joel Rosen (, April 05, 2002.

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