Nellie Louise (Fulk) Graham

Born: Sun., Jun. 19, 1932
Died: Mon., Apr. 20, 2020

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Nellie Louise Fulk-Graham died on April 20th at home surrounded by her family. She was the wife Howard W. Graham for 65 years.

Nellie was born on June 19, 1932 in Gortner, Maryland. She was preceded in death by her parents Clarence and Jessie, and her brothers William and George Fulk.

She attended Glendale one room school in Gortner Maryland, and graduated from Oakland High School in 1949. She received her Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education in 1953 from Frostburg State College. She taught teaching at Paramount Elementary School in Washington County and later at Bradbury Heights in Prince George County. In 1963 they moved to Frederick County where she taught at Yellow Springs and New Market Elementary.

Nellie was a faithful member of Centennial United Methodist church for over 55 years. She was a Sunday School teacher, President of the United Methodist Women for over 15 years and served on the Administrative Council and Trustees Committees.

Nellie served her community by being a devoted 4-H leader, serving on the Board of Federated Charities, The Literacy Council and Second Street and Hope, Inc. She also helped organize and run the Back Door Sale at Centennial Church. She enjoyed taking care of her family, sewing, cross stitching, and embroidery.

Nellie left teaching in the early 1960's to become a loving, caring mother to their four children. She is survived by Debra Rippeon (Scott), Doris Branch (Michael), and Douglas Graham (Christine). Her Grandchildren Crystal, Donald-Lee, Jessica, Jayden, Laura, Derek, Denise and Jared. She also has ten great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her daughter Diana Marie. She will also be remembered by a special nephew Randy Fulk and wife Cindy.

A special thanks to her dedicated caregivers, Sherry Poole, Monica Paige, Donna Houck, Kara Flanigan, Jessica Trimble, Jenna Carswell, Sadie Hamrick her Hospice Nurse Sakeena and all the other Hospice nurses that helped with her care.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to: Hospice of Frederick County 516 Trail Ave, Frederick, MD 21701 or a

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John O Davis Jr.
   Posted Tue April 21, 2020
To the Family,

I am so sorry for the loss of your mother and matriarch of your family. Most of my weekends in elementary school were spent at the Graham household. I have plenty of memories of Miss Nellie and Mr Howard. She helped me get through the passing of my father in 1980. Miss Nellie was a loving and caring mother, wife, friend and neighbor. She will be greatly missed.

My condolences

John Davis & Family

John O Davis Jr.
   Posted Tue April 21, 2020
To the Family,

I am so sorry for the loss of your mother and matriarch of your family. Most of my weekends in elementary school were spent at the Graham household. I have plenty of memories of Miss Nellie and Mr Howard. She helped me get through the passing of my father in 1980. Miss Nellie was a loving and caring mother, wife, friend and neighbor. She will be greatly missed.

My condolences

John Davis & Family

Mary Ann Gearinger
   Posted Tue April 21, 2020
Dear Graham Family,
It is with great sadness that I send my condolences to all of you. Nellie was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, great grandma and a very dear friend. I will miss her. Nellie is in good hands now and your faith will sustain you through this difficult time. Love to all, Mary Ann

Clifford K Graham II
   Posted Tue April 21, 2020
I'm almost at a loss for words. I can't convey well enough the love and respect I have for this lady. The world is a poorer place without her. I've written paragraphs and then erased them because they weren't adequate to do her justice.... Maybe I can just say that, more than once, with only a little nudge she made me a better person.

Charlene saylor
   Posted Wed April 22, 2020
So sorry for your loss! I did Nellies hair every Friday for the last few years and will miss her terribly! She was always so kind and her husband also! I looked forward to her coming and we would have such good conversations! Rip Nellie! Love you so much ! Charlene Saylor at the Haircuttery!

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