Mrs. Sylvia Denise Balem Graham, 60, passed away Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center. She was born August 10, 1959 to the late Gus Balem and Dollie Mattie Goins Balem.
Sylvia was a lifelong member of First Emmanuel Baptist Church where she was very active. She graduated from Ragsdale High School class of 1977 and attended Winston Salem State University. Sylvia was employed with Freightliners 24 years.
Sylvia was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and was a strong woman who loved to cook, shop, travel, and was a very hard worker. She was very soft spoken and loving.
She leaves to cherish her memories her husband, Elias Graham of the home; one daughter, Tiffany Graham (Andr’e Heaggins) of Salisbury, NC; one grandson, Zay’Vien Heaggins of Salisbury, NC; three sisters, Naomi Geraldine Blocker, Pauline Stewart Smith and Hazel M. (Johnny) Rorie all of High Point, NC; two sisters-in law; two brothers-in-law; one uncle; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Funeral service will be held Saturday, November 16, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at First Emmanuel Baptist Church. Interment will follow at Rowan Memorial Park, Salisbury, NC. The family will receive friends at the church from 10:30 a.m. until 11:00 a.m.
Final arrangements are entrusted to Phillips Funeral Service, Inc.
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