On the wings of eagles, Jerry Graham went to his Heavenly Father on June 21, 2014, at the age of 81. Born in Bronx, NY, he resided in Sacramento for over 65 years.
Jerry accepted Jesus as his Lord and Savior over 40 years ago, and from that time forward his life story and personal testimony has changed countless lives through his service with International Prison Ministries, Match 2 Prison Ministries and Bill Glass Prison Ministry, Champions for Life.
He was the founder and director of His Farm, a Christian home for abused and neglected children. He was also an author, a speaker, and a lifetime member of the Sacramento Rotary Club. Beloved father of Matthew Graham, Nicole Mack, Sarah Graham (daughter-in-law), Bob Mack (son-in-law), and the late Cindy Jones. Cherished Grandfather 'Papa' of Erik, Joshua, Maya, Jake, Danan, Justine and great grandfather of Dakota. Also survived by former wife and dear friend, Sandra Graham, sisters Dorothy Schumaker and Anne Cullincini, brothers Fred and Nick Cullincini and sister and brother-in-laws Teri Cullincini and Don Schumaker.
Jerry was an avid reader and sports enthusiast. He spent his time ministering to others and watching his grandkids excel in competitive sports.
Jerry, you are forever 'In His Grip.'
Friends are invited to a celebration of Jerry's life and reception to be held at Fair Oaks Presbyterian Church, 11427 Fair Oaks Blvd, Fair Oaks CA 95628, on July 1, 2014, at 11 a.m. Viewing to be held at Gormley & Sons Funeral Chapel 2015 Capitol Ave, Sacramento CA 95811 on June 30, 2014, Noon to 6 p.m. Remembrances may be made to: Champions For Life: 1101 S. Cedar Ridge Drive, Duncanville TX 75137, www.billglass.org or Jordan Crossing Ministries: PO BOX 869, Palermo CA 95968 www.jordancrossingministries.org or Fair Oaks Presbyterian Church: 11427 Fair Oaks Blvd, Fair Oaks CA 95628 - www.fopc.org
W.F. Gormley & Sons
2015 Capitol Ave Sacramento, CA 95811
Published in The Sacramento Bee from June 27 to June 29, 2014