July 5, 1933 - August 24, 2019

Services for Mary Rose Elizabeth Giardina Graham will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Greenwood.

Mrs. Graham, 86, died Saturday, Aug. 24, 2019, at Greenwood Leflore Hospital of heart failure.

She was born on July 5, 1933, to Joseph Anthony and Rosina Giardina Giardina in Atlanta and resided most of her life in Greenwood. Mary Rose started working in the family business, Giardina’s Restaurant, as a young child and retired from the downtown location in 2009. She was a communicant of Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church. She is preceded in death by her parents; the father of her children, Bob Graham Sr.; a daughter, Gina Theresa Graham; and her stepfather, Brossie Giardina.

She is survived by a daughter, Lisa Graham of Southaven; a son, Bob Graham Jr. of New Orleans; and a brother, Joseph Anthony Giardina Jr. of Greenwood. The family would like to acknowledge her devoted special caregivers, Mary Archer of Greenwood, Gloria Archer-Wade of Greenwood and Martha Elmore of Indianola.

Visitation will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Greenwood. Fr. Joachim (Kim) Studwell, OFM, will officiate the services. Pallbearers will be Nick Joseph, Robert Hollingsworth, Les White and Joe Howard. Interment will follow in Odd Fellows Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church. Wilson & Knight Funeral Home is in charge. An online guestbook may be signed at www.wilsonandknight.com.

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