Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Dorothy Belle Graham

Mrs. Dorothy Bell Graham, went home to be with God on Sunday Dec 17, 2017. Dorothy is survived by her two sons, David (Conchita) McCloud of Orlando, FL and Douglas McCloud of Dayton, OH; her four grandchildren, Douglas Wright of New York, Lynn (Chris) Gray McCloud of Columbus, GA, Sheila McCloud of Orlando, FL, and Mark McCloud of Manila,  Philippines; her great grandchildren Jada Gooden of Orlando, FL, James McCloud of Manila, Philippines, and Adia Gray of Columbus, GA; her sisters, Ella Mae (Eddie Sr) Sanders of Yalaha, FL, Nancy (George) Graham Wilder of Orlando, FL, and Barbara Jean Graham of Orlando, FL; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends. 

She is preceded in death by her husband, David McCloud Sr; her parents, Horace and Nancy Graham of Ocala, FL; her brothers Theodore Graham, Sylvester Graham, Alonzo Graham, Horace Graham Jr, Ernest (Dorothy) Graham Sr, and Andrew Lee Graham; and sisters, Doretha Graham, Eloise (Arthur) Jones, and Olphelia (Willie) Graham Volley.  

Dorothy Bell Graham was born on February 18, 1930 in Ocala, FL to the late Horace and Nancy Graham. She was the eldest daughter of fourteen children. She was married to the late David McCloud senior and had two children, David McCloud and Douglas James McCloud. They resided in Orange Bend, Fl before relocating to Yalaha, Fl.  Dorothy was a strong, yet humble and hardworking individual who worked several jobs in personal residences for many years as a caretaker. 

Dorothy also worked at Mayfield retirement center in Leesburg, Fl for over 10 years taking care of the elderly. She was a dedicated and faithful member of Church of God By Faith in Yalaha, Fl,  for over 50 plus years.  She loved God, her faith was strong in the lord, and was always a willing worker ready to serve. She had many hobbies to include building and rebuilding her home, going fishing, and had a love for vanilla ice cream with cookies. She was always there for her family. She will be remembered as a loving mother, grandmother, sister, and auntie.  

A funeral service is scheduled at 12 noon on Dec 23,2017 at Church of God By Faith in Yalaha, Fl. Burial will follow the funeral service at Yalaha Cemetery. Pastor Gary Miller will officiate the ceremony.  

The celebration of life will continue in the Yalaha Community Center, Yalaha, Fl. All family and friends are welcome to attend and celebrate the life of Dorothy Bell Graham. 



M Jones said...

I would like to offer my condolences for your loss. I hope you will find comfort in knowing that Jehovah, the God of all comfort, will soon eliminate all grief and provide permanent consolation when “all those in the memorial tombs will hear [Christ’s] voice and come out”! (John 5:28, 29) God promises that “he will do away with death forever, and the Sovereign Lord Jehovah will wipe away the tears from all faces.” (Isa. 25:8) Then, instead of having to “weep with those who weep,” all earth’s inhabitants will “rejoice with those who rejoice.”​—Rom. 12:15.

Unknown said...

To my beloved Grandmother Bell, you will be forever missed. You were always there for me when I needed you, until we see again, I love you so much! You are now my guardian angel! 🙏🏽😇❤️

Karla Wilson said...

I’m very sorry for your loss. May the God of comfort give you the strength to cope with the loss and pain. John 5:28,29 assures us that there will be a resurrection of our dead loved ones. Not only will he resurrect them, but he will put them on the beautiful paradise earth that he meant for us to live on. May that promise give you hope and comfort. For satisfying answers to life’s questions please visit