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October 31, 2012
I was a colleague and friend of Barbara when we taught at PS 59 in Brooklyn from 1965-1968. She was a treasure! Best to Earl and the entire family.
September 05, 2012
Thank You for your Legacy!!
July 30, 2012
May god continue to bless the Graves family and keep them well.

Roxie Scott
July 13, 2012
Sorry to learn of Barbara's death. She was such a kind , gentle and gracious lady with a beautiful smile. I will never forget how quickly she responded to a summer job request for my niece. May God continue to keep your family in his care.
June 22, 2012
May God bless and keep you at this difficult time , may beautiful memories bring a smile to your face and solace to your heart.You are in my prayers. Surluta B . Anthony 1307 Va Ave .,Monroe,N.C. 28112
June 22, 2012
May God bless and keep you at this difficult time , may beautiful memories bring a smile to your face and solace to your heart.You are in my prayers. Surluta B . Anthony 1307 Va Ave .,Monroe,N.C. 28112
June 06, 2012
Dear Earl and Family:
I have always found Peace and Closure in the following:

"But Now They Deserve A Better Country, That Is, An Heavenly: Wherefore GOD Is Not Ashamed To Be Called Their GOD, For HE Hath Prepared For Them A City."

Hebrews 11:16 KJV

May Your Faith Continue To Sustain You.

Mervin McCoy, 1957, Chesapeake, VA
June 03, 2012
June 03, 2012
June 03, 2012
To the Graves Family, our sincere condolences.
Cookie and Mel Brown
Sag Harbor, New York
June 03, 2012
May God bless and keep you during your loss
and after the calls and visits have stopped.
Laura Hawthorne (Birmingham,Al.)
June 01, 2012
I didn't know Mrs. Graves personally but wanted to share my condolences. When a woman such as Mrs. Graves
passes this way, those who are left should never be the same. We celebrate her life, we are changed by her legacy and we move forward by her faith.
June 01, 2012
Our prayers and condolences ro the Graves family, from a kocal family here in Jax, Fl who appreciate. The work and knowledge put out in the magazine. Your family willbe in our thoughts and prayers. She is home now in peace.
May 31, 2012
To the family: You have my deepest condolences, may the Hearer of prayer help you through This difficult time and comfort you in the days to come.(Psalms 65:2)
May 30, 2012
My Condolences to the Graves Family in this time of your loss of Barbara. May Eternal Light shine upon her and may she rest in peace.
May 30, 2012
May the Lord continue to bless you and your family and thank you for opening the eyes of so many who are still sleep and keeping hope alive and the vision possible you and the magazine change a lot of lives God Bless. Isaiah 61
May 30, 2012
My thoughts and prayers go out to Earl Graves and the Graves family on the loss of this remarkable woman.
Barbara was dedicated to her family and everything beautiful.
I will miss her.
May 29, 2012
My deepest condolence to the Kydd-Graves family.
I share your loss. Even though I am not blood related, I had the opportunity to meet her. May God give the peace that is needed to make it through this difficult time.

K.D.Nelson
Cleveland Ohio.
May 29, 2012
To the Graves's Family, during your time of grief, I send my sincere condolences.  God (Ps 83:18) is for us a refuge and strength and he wants us to throw our burdens on him (Ps 55:22)
May 29, 2012
Your beautiful wife is in God's arms, knowing this should ease your pain and comfort you.
Deepest sympathy,
Pat Burns
Morgan-Class of 1976
May 29, 2012
Mrs Graves touched my life in many ways. She was a beacon of light. May God provide you all with the strength, peace and comfort needed during this time.
May 29, 2012
My condolences to your family during this time of grief. may the God of comfort help your family to endure.
May 29, 2012
My deepest sympathy.
May 29, 2012
May the God of comfort and peace be with the Graves family.May her fond memories stay close to your family hearts.
May 29, 2012
My deepest Condolences. At this time I like to look to the bible for comfort. Matt. 11:28. Come to me, all you who are toiling and loaded down, and I will refresh you.
Linda Johnson
May 28, 2012
Barbara Graves was a beacon of light for her family and for the Historical Black Enterprise magazine. May God watch over her family.
(B. Williams, CT)
May 28, 2012
To the Graves Family, May the Lord grant you all peace and comfort to know your "Star" is shining bright in the heavens above. May she rest in peace.
May 28, 2012
I admired her husbands work May the family find comfort in knowing that they are in the countries prayers
May 28, 2012
CHARLES AND PAMALA FIZER NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE
May 28, 2012
may god give the family peace...what a beautiful life
May 28, 2012
To the family of Barbara Kydd Graves, may God's word give you comfort and strength at this time of great loss. (Isaiah 12:2) It is with my deepest sympathies that I send my condolences.
May 28, 2012
My condolences to the family and friends .
May god grant you comfort and peace.
May 27, 2012
May 27, 2012
With deepest sympathy to the Graves family during your time of grief...Psalm 46:1...God is for us a refuge and strength, A help that is readily to be found during difficult times...May God provide you with peace and comfort to endure the days ahead.
May 27, 2012
Sorry for the loss.
May 27, 2012
Mr Graves please accept my deepest condolences.my prayers are with you and your family. Dallas
May 27, 2012
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
May 27, 2012
Graves Family you have my deepest sympathy. Psalm 27 Cebrina Sanders, Kingwood, Tx.
May 27, 2012
To Mr.Earl Graves Sr and the rest of the Graves family, condolences to you all. May the memories of Mrs. Graves always put a warm smile upon your hearts. May you all know that our Heavenly Father is healing all the brokenhearted ones and is binding up their very spirits...Psalm 147:3 -may he bind up your hearts at this time.
May 27, 2012
I am sorry for your loss. Losing a loved one in death is so hard to deal with. We can find comfort in knowing that soon "God will swallow up death forever and wipe the tears from all faces."
May 27, 2012
Dear, Mr. Earl Graves, Sr.

It is great sadness to hear about your Wife, i just want to say you are a Hero in my life, when you spoke at Oakland Univ. Rochester, MI., I was your driver for the day and you shared some information on life, i'm now retire from the banking field, I just want say THANK YOU
May 27, 2012
Before him pour out your heart. God is a refuge for us.”—Ps. 62:8.
May 26, 2012
My Condolences to the Family so sorry for your loss it's never easy to lose someone you love especially a Spouse or Mother you will never get over it but you have the Memories in your Heart Forever you will have your moments when you smell something or hear something that will remind you of her it's ok to cry or smile God Speed.... The Chesson Family.
May 26, 2012
May 26, 2012
God bless the Graves family and may He comfort their hearts in this time of loss. She made an indelible impact on a great magazine and I am sure her family is quite proud of her. Be blessed and encouraged.
May 26, 2012
May 26, 2012
I had the pleasure of meeting Mr. and Mrs. Graves when he and Cicely Tyson served as Commencement speakers for the Great Bethune-Cookman University, Daytona Beach, Florida. She was such a delight to talk with. What a blessing for your family.

GOD shall supply your needs. Your faith in GOD and Mrs. Graves beautiful spirit will always be with you.

Peace, Love and Blessings
May 26, 2012
May 26, 2012
I was living and working in Washington when Black Enterprise was launched and I recall everyone hoping it would "make a go of it." Famous words -- it did a whole lot more than that! Condolences to the family on your loss, and thanks to God for sending such a wonderful, competent woman to that particular place and time where her work would mean so much for so many.
May 26, 2012
May it comfort you to know that God, as well as others, care about your feelings at this time of your loss.

Sincerely,
May 26, 2012
My condolence to the family and friend in this time of your loss.
May 26, 2012
I pray for your strength, comfort and peace as your family reflect earth's lost "Heaven's gain"
May 26, 2012
Thank you, Graves family, for showing me, a fellow member of the Black community, that economic/entrepreneurial, educational, and familial success is possible for me. May you continue to provide our community with the information and motivation we need while your matriarch, beautiful backbone, rests in peace.
May 26, 2012
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
May 26, 2012
My condolence to the family in this time of your loss. May God bless you all.
Helena Sayles, Westchester, New York
Attorney Dawn H. Mascoll, Washington,D.C.
May 26, 2012
My condolences to the family in this time of loss. May the God of comfort console you as you grieve.
May 26, 2012
To the Graves Family: iam so very sorry over the loss of your loved one.My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time of bereavement. May God bless you all.
May 26, 2012
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
May 26, 2012
Thank you Black Enterprise for sharing your love one and her gift with the world! May she find rest in the arms of the Lord.

Dawn Evans, Raleigh, NC
May 26, 2012
To the family of Barbara Kydd Graves,may the God of peace give you all peace at this time.[Psalms29:11]
May 26, 2012
We will miss Mrs. Graves. She is one of the sheroes of the African American Community as well as other ethnic communities. I am especially grateful for the family's perseverance in the midst of some adversity as is known in the business community. May God bless the family. We will keep you in our prayers.
May 26, 2012
May 26, 2012
May God give you strength
May 26, 2012
A true pioneer woman...Rest In Peace...

V.Coates Columbus OH
May 26, 2012
My Deepest Sympothies are with the Family of this "Wonderful Woman" and along with those sympothies I offer my sinceriest of Thanks to Mrs. Graves & Family for The many-sources of Inspiration that your publication has brought me throughout my life. May the Lord's Blessing be with You All during this time in your lives as you "CELEBRATE" the legacy of this "Great Woman"......God Bless.
May 26, 2012
Dear Graves Family,
My deepest sympathy on the loss of your loved one. May her wonderful memories and legacy to your family and others bring smiles to your faces as you celebrate her life. I pray that God will comfort and grant you peace during your grieving periods. God Bless your family as you continue your lives standing on HIS Promises.

Sincerely,
Louise M. Pierce
(Aunt of Alfred Edmond,Jr.)
May 26, 2012
A Loving
legend inside a
Universal'Family Tree
Our condolences
Thank you for the
years of editorial and
the many articles within a
magazine of humor and wit
~rip`Barbara Kydd Graves
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
May 26, 2012
My condolences to the family of Barbara Kydd Graves. May God give you the strength you need to face the days ahead without her guidance.

Rest In Peace, Barbara Kydd Graves.
May 26, 2012
Rest In Heavenly Peace. Sweet Lady. A true blessing to your Family and a wonderful inspiration to a great Magazine.
May 26, 2012
R.I.P.
May 26, 2012
May 26, 2012
May the God of all comfort grant your family peace at this time. ( 1 Cor. 1:3,4)
May 26, 2012
My deepest sympathies to the Graves family. May all focus on her legacy and the wonderful memories she made so easily because of her love and kindness for all. May our loving heavenly father wrap each of you up in his arms by means of comfort and the ability to cope with the tragic loss of Mrs. Graves.
May 26, 2012
My sincere condolences to the Graves family. May the God of Comfort remain your Keeper at this time of loss. Ps 62:8
May 26, 2012
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived. Psalm 46:1
May 26, 2012
Mr. Graves my condolences go out to you and your family .

William Craig
UNCFSP{2003-2006}
May 26, 2012
May God bless the Graves family as they mourn the loss of their beloved wife and mother. Such a wonderful lady.
May 26, 2012
ADMIRATION AND RESPECT SO HIGH ! ! ! MY CONDOLENCE TO FAMILY.
May 26, 2012
My condolences to the Graves family. May the hope of paradise with the prospect of living forever bring comfort to your family.
May 26, 2012
Dear Graves Family,
My sincere condolences on the loss of the matriarch of your family. I have not spoken to Earl Jr. (Butch) in over 25 years, but I know Mrs. Graves had a great influence on his life as well as his brothers. May God bless you all in your time of sorrow.
Sincerely,
Eric Ward
HBS 90
May 25, 2012
I am sorry for your loss. May the Father of tender mercies be your source of comfort during this difficult time in your lives.
May 25, 2012
I will miss you Mrs. Graves. You fought a tough fight over the past couple of years. I have always liked you as you liked me from the time we first met. I will never forget the words of wisdom you shared with me at the luncheon that you prepared for us before Michael and Kymmie got married. Rest in Peace and continue to watch over us along with my mom up in heaven.
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