James T. Graves 1945-2020

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — James Thomas “Giggie” Graves passed away Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020.

He was born March 17, 1945, in Youngstown, to Ruby Graves and James Cummings.

Giggie relocated to Sacramento, Calif. in 1972 until his death.

He leaves to cherish his life, his loving wife, Eunice Graves; sons, Emon Graves of San Jose, Marcus Graves of Sacramento, James (Lynn) Rogers of Decatur, Ga., Damon (Arisha) Perry, Brian Ballard of Youngstown; daughters, Yarnell Blair of Atlanta, Ga. and Shalana Graves and Traneice Richardson of Sacramento, Calif.; siblings, Mary Thomas, Ivory (Barbara), Johnny (Barbara), Elliot (Barbara), Ron and Robb Cummings, all of Sacramento, Calif. and Alberta Cummings of Los Angeles, Calif.; 23 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.

James was preceded in his transition by his parents; siblings, Clyde Graves, Curtis Cummings, Helen Ramsey and Loron Tucker; and grandson, Robert McKinzie.

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