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.