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Cornelia Ann Bush Graves

Cornelia Ann Bush Graves

October 7, 1938 - June 6, 2019     Age: 80

Cornelia Ann Bush Graves, age 80 of Fernandina Beach, FL passed away on Thursday, June 6, 2019 at Baptist Medical Center-Nassau.

She was born on October 7, 1938 in Fernandina, FL to the late James M. and Emma C. (Cauthen) Bush.

She graduated from Fernandina Beach High School in 1956 and then attended Winthrop College in Rock Hill, SC, where she graduated in the class of 1959.  She began her career in Education as an elementary school teacher in Nassau County.

Mrs. Graves was a longtime member of the Yulee United Methodist Church and was also a member of the Teacher’s Alpha Delta Kappa Sorority.

She leaves behind, her husband, Joseph L. Graves of Fernandina Beach, FL, her sons, J. Neil (Bebe) Graves of Huntsville, AL, Bobby (Pam) Graves of Fernandina Beach, FL, John (Tambi) Graves of Jacksonville, FL ., brother, Jimmy (Kay) Bush, six grandchildren, and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral services will be at 11:00 am on Tuesday, June 11, 2019 at Yulee United Methodist Church.

The family will receive friends from 5:00 to 7:00 pm Monday evening at Oxley-Heard Funeral Home.

She will be laid to rest in Hughes Cemetery in Yulee, FL.

Memorials may be made in her memory to The Morocco Shrine Center, 3800 St. John’s Bluff Road, Jacksonville, Florida, 32224

5 Condolences

  • Jimmy Rice Posted June 8, 2019 11:31 pm

    So sad, another of my classmates passing. I went although school with her.
    I still remember when she had the bicycle wreck, and missed a couple of months of school. Rest in peace Cornelia

  • Dianne Febles Posted June 9, 2019 11:20 am

    I have many fond memories of Cornelia and her years of teaching and involvement in the Nassau Teachers Association. She was always up for a good time and good conversation. May the good memories of happy family times sustain you in the hard times ahead,

  • Marty Cleghorn Posted June 10, 2019 12:25 pm

    My heart breaks for Joe but anyone who knew Cornelia can smile knowing she is good Hands! May God comfort the family at this difficult time..

  • Patti McCain Posted June 11, 2019 2:17 pm

    So very sorry for your loss .God Bless you all ❤️🙏🏻😇💕♥️💖

  • Scott Battles Posted June 12, 2019 10:03 pm

    Thoughts and prayers to the family of this loving woman and amazing teacher.

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