Byron Paul Graham
"Byron would like you to know that his work here is done. We will have to carry on in his absence. He will not micro-manage our journeys down here, but he will be observing and says for us to be extra attentive to his signs of "go for it" or "you may want to re-evaluate". His new assignment is guaranteed music, laughter and love, and a reunion with family and friends he has not seen in a while. His instructions were for us to celebrate his mission here and that low adherence to this instruction would not be tolerated."
Byron Paul Graham, born November 25, 1955, was welcomed home on June 7, 2015 to the sound of blaring trumpets, gates opened wide, and an illuminating light to lead his way.
Born in Denham Springs, LA, Byron moved to Lake Charles to attend and graduate from McNeese State University. He retired from Entergy after 32 years of service; and for the past 4 years had been employed by ReCon Management Services, Inc. as a part-time consultant on the NISCO side of the Entergy facility.
During his lifetime, Byron was a member of the Phi Kappa Theta fraternal organization, Cub Scout and Boy Scout leader for Pack 122 and Troop 107 of the Calcasieu Area Council, baseball coach at all age levels of the South Lake Charles Little League, member of the Calcasieu Investment Club, top fundraiser numerous years for the SWLA American Heart Walk, King Charles du Lac VI of Krewe du Lac, and member of Our Lady Queen of Heaven Catholic Church.
Byron is survived by his wife of 38 years, Belinda Guillory Graham; children, Lindsey Graham Castillo and husband, Omar, of Buda, TX; sons, Matthew Graham and wife, Jennifer; Cody Graham and wife, Whitney, all of Lake Charles; his four treasured grandchildren, Olivia, Cole, Zachary, and Andrew; and his brother, Reverend Kenneth Mack Graham, Jr., and wife, Lynda, of Clinton, LA.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Kenneth Mack and Sarah Carbo Graham; and sister, Mary Lou Graham.
The family extends their extreme gratitude to Byron s doctor and his staff, Dr. Richard Gilmore, Ellendale Gabbert NP, and Amanda Racca RN, for their years of medical and personal dedication to Byron. Also, much appreciation to Dr. Gerald Lawrie of Houston Methodist Hospital whose healing knowledge helped to bring Byron home to us in 2012; and who worked so diligently in this last surgery to give Byron another chance at life.
Let us follow Byron s example of a lifetime of love, acceptance, joyfulness, and humor. "He didn t tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it."
A memorial service will be held Monday, June 15th, 2015 at Johnson Funeral Home. Visitation is from 9:00 to 11:30 am with service and scripture immediately following at the same location. Please join us after the service for the Celebration of Life gathering in honor of Byron at the McNeese Alumni Center.
Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association American Heart Association National Center 7272 Greenville Avenue Dallas, TX 75231.
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