“The gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” - Romans 6:23 It is with great sadness that we have to say goodbye to our beloved Justin James Graham. On Friday, September 7, he departed his earthly life for the gracious gift of eternal life. Justin is now free from the pain and suffering that his earthly body held. Amen. His life is something to remember and celebrate. It was 33 years ago, on March 14, 1985 that Justin was born to Sonja Graham in Jacksonville, FL and raised between Duval and Nassau county.
Justin was a Florida man at heart. He was an avid fisherman who found beauty, peace and solidarity on the river, ocean and swamps, the ebb and flow of water spoke to him. He was an amazing friend and an inspiration to all who knew him. He always had a smile on his face and food on the grill, family and friends alike has a spot at his table and a place in his heart.
Justin dedicated his adult life to becoming the boss. He started his career as an electrician with Horton Electric who provided him with the foundation that he needed to grow. After several years with Horton Electric, he spent some time with Kennedy Electric and then found his way out on the road where he found his passion for power lines. Justin devoted his time to being a skilled Journeyman Lineman all while building a different love with the Line-Life. After five years, he was ready to return home to the Westside Electric family.
Justin is now reunited with his loving grandparents, Ellis Graham, Sr. and Marjorie Williams.
He was so much more than a loving husband and partner to Tabitha Graham for 15 beautiful years. His love and devotion carried over to their two amazing children Tyson James Graham and Autumn Elizabeth Graham. Their children will always be his pride and joy, and the loves of his life. They are his everlasting legacy.
Justin departed this world leaving behind his younger brother Jeremy Colson. Throughout all of Jeremy's life, Justin provided him with wisdom, guidance, and opportunities to grow into a better man than Justin saw in himself.
Justin would not have made such an impact on so many if it weren’t for the love and support of his Mother, Sonja Graham. She gave her all to be the best mother she knew how to be and he loved and respected her deeply. Their bond was unbreakable.
Justin had a life full of family that he loved, and though he may have departed too soon his memories will be forever cherished by all.
Family services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, September 15, at Calvary Baptist Church, 4040 Dunn Avenue, Jacksonville, FL. Interment will follow in Green Pine Cemetery in Yulee.
The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. Friday, September 14, at Calvary Baptist Church.