Patricia Ann Nuckols Graves, 74 of Keysville, VA, died April 7, 2018 cradled in the arms of her husband and daughter. Born in Lynchburg, VA, to Gladys Beatrice (Hill) Nuckols and Lyle W. Nuckols.  She was preceded in death by her parents, and her older sister Sandra Harris.  She is survived by her devoted husband and best friend of 55 years, Ron Graves; her daughter Hope Lynne Graves (Ed) of Brookneal, VA; her sister Millicient Crum (Gary) of St. Paul, Virginia; her sister Deborah Eanes (John) of Woodstock, GA, two very special cousins Charlotte Brown and Bonnie Brown Wilkins of Alexandria, Virginia, and her dogs Buddy and Glory.

Patt had a 40+ year career in automotive accounting, retiring in 2006 from her Comptroller position at Jerry’s Ford in Leesburg, Virginia. Prior to moving to Keysville, she was an active member and Lay Assistant of the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Alexandria, VA.  In recent years, she served as the Deputy Registrar in Lunenburg County, Virginia.

In addition to her tribal membership in the recently federally recognized Monacan Indian Nation, she was a very proud and active member in the following four historical organizations:

The United Daughters of the Confederacy (UDC) – A charter member of the H.A. Carrington #1055 Chapter of the UDC, Patt served the chapter in many roles including as the president for eight years. In addition to her local chapter, she also held offices in the Virginia Division most recently as the Division Vice President. She had been awarded the UDC’s very prestigious Winnie Davis medal for her outstanding contributions; The Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) – Patt served as the Red Hill Chapter’s Regent.; The Colonial Dames of America; and the United States Daughters of 1812.

Patt will be forever loved and remembered as a dedicated friend and completely devoted and selfless wife and mother.

A funeral service will be held at 3 p.m., Wednesday, April 11, 2018, at the Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, interment will follow in Cool Spring Christian Church Cemetery in Keysville. The Family will receive friends at the funeral home from 1 to 3 p.m., Wednesday. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or the American Heart Association. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA, is serving the family.

Condolence Messages

  1. Ted Crockett

    09 April 2018 8 months ago

    May God bring comfort and peace to Ron and the family.

  2. Larry hartsoe

    09 April 2018 8 months ago

    My sincere condolences to all of Mrs. Graves’ family. She was a true southern lady that I am very happy to have known. I knew her only for a short time, but the times we shared together will never be forgotten. She will truly be missed by all of us who had the pleasure of knowing her. May she have eternal peace in the shade of the trees across the river with our Lord.

  3. Tracy Clary

    09 April 2018 8 months ago

    It is with much sadness that I read of the passing of such a fine lady as Pat and my thoughts and prayers go out to Ron, Hope and the entire family. She was always so warm and inviting, always had a smile and a kind word for everyone. Her family and her many friends will find it difficult in the coming days to cope with such a loss but we must all remember there was a Heavenly home awaiting her sweet soul.

  4. Dennis Stultz

    09 April 2018 8 months ago

    My thoughts and prayers are with Ron and the family. Patt will be greatly missed, but I can’t help but believe she is having a glorious time now with Our Lord, and visiting with the Founding Fathers and Generals Lee and Jackson. May she rest in peace in the shade of the trees.

  5. Denise Wierzbicki

    09 April 2018 8 months ago

    So sorry for the loss of this lovely lady

  6. Brenda and David Ogle

    09 April 2018 8 months ago

    Patt, Ron and Hope have been the dearest of friends since 1979. We traveled together, dined together, went to Redskin games together and shared pretty much everything. As country neighbors we were always there for each other. Ron, God smiled when you married your best friend and, Hope, no child has ever been more loved. She left us all better for having known and loved her.

  7. Charles & Vanessa Martin

    09 April 2018 8 months ago

    Ron and family, So sorry to hear of the passing of Pat. I pray that you all can find some comfort and peace in the many memories you have.

  8. Rhonda Fleming Smith

    09 April 2018 8 months ago

    We will always remember Patt. Prayers for Ron, Hope and family for strength thru this time.

  9. Carolyn Evans Austin

    09 April 2018 8 months ago

    Ron, you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Thinking of you in this very sorrowful/difficult time. She will be missed by many. Our Best, Tom and Carolyn Austin

  10. Tim Hamilton

    09 April 2018 8 months ago

    So sorry to hear of your loss you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

  11. Bonnie Parker

    09 April 2018 8 months ago

    God be with the family and friends. Pat was such a special person and UDC sister. Praying for you all in this heart breaking time.

  12. Dave Stump

    10 April 2018 8 months ago

    Ron, Hope and Ed, We are so sorry to hear of Patt’s passing and please accept Our sincerest Condolences. If there is Anything I or Patty can do, please do not hesitate to let us know. Prayers for Peace to the family.
    Dave Stump and Patty Hill

  13. Marcia Hovenden

    10 April 2018 8 months ago

    Such nice comments on her picture that I posted on Facebook after attending the Fifth District Conference comments said about what a sweet lady she was. My comment said that she was a fine lady and passed away on April 7 and that she will be missed by all of us at United Daughters of the Confederacy. Sorry for your loss Ron and family. I showed her picture to my Pastor on Sunday. He texted her name into his phone so he could pray for your family also and told me that he had seen Patt somewhere.

  14. Marcia Hovenden

    10 April 2018 8 months ago

    Patt will be missed by all of us at United Daughters of the Confederacy. Comments on her picture on Facebook said what a sweet lady she was. My comment said what a fine lady she was. Prayers for the family. I showed her picture to my pastor and he put her name into his phone so he could pray for the family. He said that he had seen her somewhere.

  15. Bill Wray

    10 April 2018 8 months ago

    My condolences to Ron and all of Patt’s family. I feel blessed to have known her, even if only for a short time. I enjoyed sharing our family history’s with each other. I feel comfort in the fact she is at heavens gate with her ancestors that she loved to research and share their lives with us.

  16. Robert and Jodi Startup

    11 April 2018 8 months ago

    We will miss you Aunt Pat you were a always a very special person for us. Our condolences to my Uncle Ron my cousin Hope and her husband Ed. Heaven awaits you now Aunt Pat you will always be remembered for the joy and happiness you have given to friends and family.

  17. Ted McInteer

    11 April 2018 8 months ago

    Ron, so sorry to hear of the loss of your wife. I know how devastating that is and if there is anything that I can do, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

  18. Ron & Lenora

    11 April 2018 8 months ago

    God bless the Graves family. Old friends of many years and many menories

  19. Tony DeJerolme

    13 April 2018 8 months ago

    Just heard about Pat’s passing. Ron, I am sorry for your loss and will keep you and your family in my prayers.

  20. Kim and Dave James

    16 April 2018 8 months ago

    Losing Aunt Pat is just too sad. She was such a special woman. Crying and praying for Uncle Ron and cousin Hope .

  21. Donna Fore

    23 April 2018 8 months ago

    Hope, Ron, and Ed – Steve and I are so very sorry to learn of the passing of your dear Pat. I just found out today at church about your loss, my apologies for being so late. If there is anything I can do to help you, please let me know. Sending prayers for God’s healing and strength to help you. Love, Donna & Steve Fore, Aspen, VA

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