Genelle Tucker Graham

1928 - 2021



Mrs. Genelle Tucker Graham, (GG) age 92, of Burlington, NC passed away on Sunday, March 21, 2021. 

A native of Anson County, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Marybelle Tucker. She grew up in a farming community and attended Deep Creek School. In the fall of 1945, she entered Elon College and graduated with an A.B. degree in 1948. Genelle was married for 65 years to the late Robert J (Bob) Graham (2013), her college sweetheart, and they made their home in Haw River and Graham.  

She began teaching language arts and social studies in the Alamance County School System in 1952 and transferred to the Burlington City School System in 1968. Specifically, she taught at North Graham Elementary and then Broadview Middle School. Mrs. Graham was retired from Alamance Burlington School System after 30 years of service. She also taught as an adjunct instructor at Alamance Community College. 

She was a member of St Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Haw River, where she served in many capacities over the years. 

Mrs. Graham was also an active member of the Perceptor Epsilon chapter of her sorority, Beta Sigma Phi.                                                   

Survivors include her children, Brenda Lindley and husband Harry from Silk Hope, Dale Graham Burr of Burlington, Allan Graham and wife Debbie Skaradzinski of Oak Island, NC, and Jimmy Graham and wife Brenda of Chino, California.  Grand children:  Kevin Lindley and wife Julie, Erik Lindley and wife Denise, Melanie Reece and husband Joe, John Robertson and Jessica Atherton, Scott Robertson, Candy Graham, Millie Hernandez and husband Mario, Holly Graham and husband Gerrit Butler.                       .                   

Great grandchildren include Graham Lindley and Rebecca Hall, Emma Lindley, Ruthie Reece and Landon Vickrey, Caroline Reece, Evey Lindley, Ember Lindley, Eleanor Reece, James Reece, Eden Lindley, Logan, Avery, and Rowan Robertson and one great-great grandchild, Rylan Jayce Lindley.

Mrs. Graham enjoyed traveling and spending time with her family, as well as mowing great expanses of lawn on her trusty riding mower. She traveled extensively around the country visiting relatives and particularly enjoyed her trips to Disney theme parks including a cruise.  In her younger retirement life, in addition to being active with her sorority, she delivered Meals on Wheels and served as the precinct chairperson for elections in Haw River.

Because of current travel restrictions, a memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St Andrews Episcopal Church, P.O. Box 849, Haw River, NC 27258 or Alamance Community College Foundation, P.O. Box 8000, Graham NC, 27253-8000.

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March 29, 2021 7:18 AM

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Hobart Cook

March 26, 2021 10:52 PM

So sorry to hear of Mrs. Graham’s passing. I worked with her at Broadview Middle School over 50 years ago and had the pleasure of teaching two of her sons at Cummings High School. She was a very sweet lady and helped me very much during my first year of teaching, for which I shall always be grateful.

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