Veronica McCrary Graham, 76, of Metter passed away Thursday, August 26, 2021 in the Ogeechee Area Hospice in Statesboro. She was born April 24, 1945 to the late Elder Howard W. McCrary, Sr. and Bessie Stanford McCrary in Cobbtown, GA. She attended the public schools of Candler County and graduated from Candler County Training School. She received certifications in bookkeeping and computer operations and eventually she became a licensed practical nurse.

 In 1976, she became a minister of the gospel of Jesus Christ while living in Akron, Ohio. After having lived in Ohio and Florida, she returned to Statesboro, GA in 1990. For more that forty-five years she was faithful in Christian service and leadership, holding positions as pastor and assistant pastor. In 2018, she assisted in the establishment of Trinity Revival Worship Center in Metter.

 Pastor Graham was preceded in death by five siblings and her husband, James Graham.

 She leaves to cherish her memory: one son, Harold D. Graham of Metter; three brothers, Jerry McCrary of Conyers, Hosea McCrary of Morrow and Lee McCrary of Austin, TX; one sister, Elizabeth Hubbard of Macon; several other relatives and friends.

 A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m., on Saturday, September 4, 2021 at Steephill Baptist Church Cemetery in Cobbtown.

 The viewing will be from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Friday, September 3 at Whitaker Funeral Home.

 Whitaker Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.