Betty Jane Hammock Graves of Keysville, Virginia, passed on to Heaven on November 4, 2023, at the age of 92.  She was born on May 14, 1931, in the Virso community of Prince Edward County and the daughter of Robert and Gertrude Hammock.  She was married to the late James Patrick “Jim” Graves Sr.

She was a devoted member of Ash Camp Baptist Church where she had been a Sunday school teacher and GA director along with serving on various committees.  Her passion was gardening and propagating plants to share with her friends and family along with being a member of the Keysville Garden Club.

Surviving are her son James P. “Jay” Graves Jr. and wife Laura; grandchildren, Patrick (Kim) Lucado, Ellen (Jason) Matthews, Maria (Joey) Womack, Thomas Graves, Kathryn Graves; great-grandchildren Jalyn Matthews, Gabriel Matthews, E.W. Lucado, Kobe Epps, Logan Epps, Sydney Holt, Skylar Solomon, and Edie Womack.  Also surviving are her sister, Virginia Cobb and brothers, Ralph (Brenda) Hammock and Richard (Penny) Hammock.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was predeceased by an infant son, Don Clark Graves, daughter, Karen Lucado McKinney; brothers, Bobby Hammock, Buck Hammock, Ricky Hammock, Charles Hammock, Billy Hammock, Jene Hammock; and sisters, Juanita Hammock and Bernice Hailey.

The family will receive friends at Browning –Duffer Funeral Home, Keysville, VA, on Tuesday, November 7, 2023, 6-7:30 pm.  A service of remembrance will be Wednesday, November 8, 2023, at 1:00 pm at Ash Camp Baptist Church in Keysville, VA, with interment to follow in Ash Camp Memorial Cemetery. Those who wish to make gifts in lieu of flowers are asked to consider making a donation to Ash Camp Baptist Church. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA is in charge of arrangements.


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  1. Earl&Linda Prevette

    07 November 2023 4 months ago

    Ellen so sorry for your loss..but so happy Karen has her now…love and prayers to you all..

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