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L. Crigger
B: 1929-10-04
D: 2018-05-15
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Crigger, L.
Jacob Kamara
B: 2015-12-08
D: 2018-05-19
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Kamara, Jacob
Betty Russell
B: 1939-07-04
D: 2018-05-16
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Russell, Betty
Joyce Stern
B: 1932-12-25
D: 2018-05-17
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Stern, Joyce
Kevin Lowery
B: 1973-12-17
D: 2018-05-15
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Lowery, Kevin
Benjamin Reyes
B: 1932-04-03
D: 2018-05-10
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Reyes, Benjamin
David Elliott
B: 1951-10-23
D: 2018-05-15
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Elliott, David
Judy Kinsel
B: 1959-10-29
D: 2018-05-18
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Kinsel, Judy
Gaynell Garrett
B: 1940-06-06
D: 2018-05-09
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Garrett, Gaynell
Samuel Edwards
B: 1962-10-26
D: 2018-05-05
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Edwards, Samuel
Betty Boykin
B: 1945-01-05
D: 2018-05-01
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Boykin, Betty
Eloise Nisbet
B: 1946-09-18
D: 2018-04-29
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Nisbet, Eloise
Buford Thomas
B: 1930-12-29
D: 2018-04-27
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Thomas, Buford
Kathleen Arthur
B: 1948-05-13
D: 2018-04-18
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Arthur, Kathleen
Eric Neuschwander
B: 1961-01-08
D: 2018-04-23
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Neuschwander, Eric
Kimberly Garrett
B: 1965-06-24
D: 2018-04-11
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Garrett, Kimberly
Nancy Harris
B: 1956-11-19
D: 2018-04-13
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Harris, Nancy
Shirlie Jones
B: 1944-09-08
D: 2018-04-15
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Jones, Shirlie
Barbara Hurlbert
B: 1938-12-14
D: 2018-04-12
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Hurlbert, Barbara
John Watson
B: 1924-11-18
D: 2018-04-11
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Watson, John
Olin Martin
B: 1943-01-31
D: 2018-04-11
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Martin, Olin

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1112 Kempsville Road
Chesapeake, VA 23320
Phone: 757-382-7747
Fax: 757-382-9522

Staff

At Graham Funeral Home, our entire staff is devoted to assisting each family throughout the difficult days surrounding its loss. We strive to treat each family as we would our own.


S. Scott Stroud, Owner and Licensed Funeral Director
Email: grahamfuneralhome@verizon.net

A native of Chesapeake. Scott resides in the Greenbrier area of the city. He has four daughters and six grandchildren.  
Scott is a member of Great Bridge Baptist Church; graduate of Great Bridge High School and a graduate of the Mid-America College of Mortuary Science in Indiana.  He is licensed as a funeral director and embalmer in both Virginia and North Carolina.  Under Scott's leadership Graham Funeral Home which is a Golden Rule Funeral Home, was invited to become a member of the International Order of the Golden Rule an organization committed to serving our families with care, compassion and dignity 'measured not by gold, but by the Golden Rule: he is also a member of the International Cemetery Cremation and Funeral Association, a member of the Independent Funeral Homes of Virginia, served a term as president and is a member of the Tidewater Funeral Directors Association.  
Scott and his entire staff is committed to meeting the needs and desires of the families who call upon Graham Funeral Home in their hour of need.  Call (757) 382-7747 to speak with Scott on any matter.

Bonnie R. Smith, Funeral Director

Well done, thy good and faithful servant
December 10, 1937 - October 9, 2013

Marie B. Smith, Aftercare Concierge

Marie is the coordinator of the After Care Program for Graham Funeral Home. A native of Elizabeth City, NC, Marie earned an associate degree at the College of the Albemarle and graduated from East Carolina University in Greenville, NC, with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration. In addition to her experience of ministering to bereaved families since 1975 as the co-owner of Graham Funeral Home, she has completed the National Professional Certification Program as a Bereavement Facilitator with the American Academy of Bereavement. Her aftercare work includes assisting families with Social Security, Veteran's, and Insurance benefits as well as follow-up contacts of encouragement and other bereavement care which is a vital part of our aftercare ministry. Mrs. Smith is a member of Kempsville Baptist Church (www.kempsvillebaptist.com) and an active member and past International Officer of the Auxiliary of Gideons International (www.gideons.org). Call her at (757) 382-7747.

F. Duane Jarrell, Licensed Mortician and Preneed Funeral Director

F. Duane Jarrell is a lifelong resident of the Tidewater area who grew up in the Bayview/Ocean View area's of Norfolk before moving to Chesapeake over 25 years ago and currently resides in the Deep Creek Area.
He attended Norview Senior High School, Tidewater Community College and is a 1986 Honors Graduate of the Mid-America College of Funeral Service where he received the Prestigious "Outstanding Scholastic Achievement Award" as well as served on the class council of the college for that year.
A Commonwealth of Virginia Licensed Funeral Service Provider since 1986, he holds certification from the National Conference of Funeral Service Examining Boards and is nationally recognized as such. He also is licensed by the Virginia State Corporation Commission as a licensed Insurance Agent.
Having served thousands of families in their time of need, Duane is an expert in funeral services of all faiths, National and International shipping of remains as well as U.S. Navy casketed burial-at-sea. He is a master restorative artist and embalmer and is recognized as such by his colleagues in Funeral Service. He also is in charge of the Preneed Division where he holds an appointment by Homesteaders Life Insurance Company.
Duane can be reached 24 hours a day to discuss any type of services whether it be on a preneed basis or an immediate need. He invites his many friends he has made over the years to visit him at Graham Funeral Homes state of the art facility for a tour. He also encourages families to visit and compare our services and prices to those of our conglomerates or supposedly "discount" competitors.

Terri Merz, Licensed Funeral Director

Terri Merz, a native of Mobile, Alabama, is a Navy-brat who was raised in Hawaii and has resided in Virginia Beach for the last decade.  She holds an Associate‚Äôs degree in Social Science and  Funeral Services and became a fully licensed funeral director in 2015.  Terri is married to Todd, a GS employee and Navy Reservist; they have three children, Richelle, Cameron, and Kevin.  All are active members of Bethel Baptist Church, Chesapeake.  

Gigino DiGiovanni, Licensed Funeral Director

Joseph Lattin, Licensed Funeral Director

Ryan Moore, Licensed Funeral Director

Kimberly Stroud, Office Manager

Amelia Stroud, Office Assistant

Robin Wilcox, Receptionist

Bill Cullen, Funeral Attendant

Shelton Stroud, Funeral Attendant

Yvonne Cagle, Funeral Attendant

Dale Spruill, Funeral Attendant

Corey Griggs, Funeral Attendant

Betty Winslow, Organist