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Penny J. Graham

Penny J. Mathews Graham, 62, passed away peacefully at her home in Suffolk on November 24, 2021 after a long battle with brain cancer. She lived life to its fullest while fighting this horrible disease. She was a talented artist and Master Gardener. Penny had an AA degree in Fine Arts and had almost completed her BA in Fine Arts. She was the daughter of Roy Earnest Mathews and Nina May Mathews of Quincy, Illinois who have passed away.

She leaves behind her brothers, Charles and Kevin Mathews also of Quincy. She also leaves behind her husband, Jim Graham; their son, Keegan M. Graham; their daughter, Tiffany Graham Nicholson, and her grandsons, James and Graham Nicholson as well as their father and our son-in-law, James (Nick) Nicholson. She was an awesome grandmother to her wonderful grandsons and she was a loving mother to her children. She was the best friend, partner, and true love of her husband James B. Graham for 45 years. She will be fondly remembered and missed by her many friends and family.

A private ceremony will be held at R.W. Baker Funeral Home in downtown Suffolk. Flowers are being provided by Johnson's Gardens Florist in Suffolk. (757) 539-1919.

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To our sweet wonderful neighbors and friends.Thank you for our many years together. God blessed us . Much Love ❤️ Prayers 🙏🏻 The Buntings

Gloria❤️Jack Bunting Dec 9 2021 7:45 PM

Sympathy Gift courtesy of Cynthia Dufour. Group of 10 Memorial Trees Planted In Loving Memory of Penny J. Graham.

Cynthia Dufour Dec 9 2021 12:53 PM

Penny was a wonderful sister in law and we shared many great times together which are way too few. We looked forward to many more to come but also took the time to share time now. She was a wonderful sister! I love her joy for life, interest in new things, nature and creative juices that sparked her energy so often. What a great mom, grandma, auntie, sister and friend!

Kristy Graham Dec 6 2021 3:10 PM

Sweet Penny is the one who got me to take my only art class when we worked at American Funds. Her smile and enthusiasm for life remains an inspiration in my heart. She is the most gifted painter I know. I so appreciate the video here, and getting to see how much she is loved. I will continue to pray for you Jim and Tiff and Keegan and all she loves, now even more!

Debbie Cossu Dec 5 2021 4:55 PM

Mrs. Penny- A true Momma of the Nugent neighborhood. I made my first scrunchy on her sewing machine and spent hours playing video games in her upstairs room, and the Summer/Fall she taught us how to play Canasta. Or all the trouble Tiffany and I couldn't get into because she was ALWAY outside in those flower beds keeping a watchful eye on us. But don't ever call her by her first and middle name…..she'll turned those Momma eyes on you quick. I still want to run home and clean my room and do my chores when I think about that-Hahaha… Many prayers, healing thoughts, and warm hugs sent to the Graham Family

Jess (Harmon) Cowen Dec 4 2021 10:44 PM

Penny was a sweet funny lady. The service was sweet and a great tribute to her 'Penny' ways. She will be missed. Love and prayers to the family.

Rosemary Halcomb Dec 4 2021 9:07 PM