Brother Philmore Graham – Omega Chapter

Brother Philmore Graham

Brother Philmore Graham


The following comments came from the 12th D list serve

It is with a deep sense of loss that I must tell you that Brother Philmore Graham passed away on Friday evening, June 12, 2014.  Philmore was initiated at Rho Psi Chapter, Tennessee State University in May 1959.  He served proudly in the United States Air Force after college, which brought him out to California.

Philmore was 12th DR of the 12th District, a Life Member of our beloved fraternity, a kind and loving husband and father, and one of the finest Brothers and Men we will ever know.

I will provide you with information for Brother Graham’s memorial service as soon as I can.  It has been requested that Brothers not try to contact Philmore’s daughter Diedre at this time.  She will let us know when she is ready to hear from us.  There is a group of Brothers at Theta Pi and Pi Chi Chapters that are very close to Diedre and will help attend to her needs and requests for the service.
In the meantime, please pray for comfort and blessings to Philmore’s family, daughter Diedre and son, our Brother Montoya Graham.
May the Good Lord take Philmore into His holy and loving arms, and grant our Brother eternal rest in Heaven.  Amen
    Dennis Martinez
    12th District KRS
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Very sad day indeed. Please keep us updated on funeral arrangements. Let’s all keep Bro Graham’s family in our prayers. Thank you.
    Brother Fred Alexander
    12th District Representative
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Agreed Brother DR. Brother Graham served Omega well and  mentored many of us Omega men. Days ahead will not be easy, so, let’s pray, contact and support one another during this time.
Proverb 4:20-22 says, My son pay attention to what I say; turn your ear to my words.

21 Do not let them out of your sight, keep them within your heart : for they are life to those who find them and health to a man’s whole body.

Brother Graham was an Omega man who shared life and every word of advice he gave us. May we keep his words and life in our sight always.

RIP Brother Graham – Rho Psi 5-59

    Bro. Sedrick Spencer
    Immediate Past 12th District – District Representative
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Philmore Graham saved my life and is responsible for everything that I am and will be. God sent him to make sure that many fatherless children not only had a positive role model, but someone they could count on through every aspect of life.Philmore Graham introduced me to higher education and he pushed me beyond my own limits. He believed in me and never doubted that I could change and be somebody some day.

His love was unconditional and came with no strings, no matter what my circumstances.

The world truly lost an angel tonight and I will forever know that all of my accomplishments and successes are truly due to the fact that he loved me and fought for my survival.

I love you Philmore Graham. Rest in peace and I thank God you came into my life!!!

Shamann Walton, Pi Chi

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Our prayers and condolences from the brothers of  Phi Omicron Chapter-Baja Ques of San Diego California.

Attached are words and an eloquent illustration of our brother from Rep.Miller. http://capitolwords.org/date/2008/05/08/E870-2_a-tribute-to-philmore-graham/

Sincerely,

Basileus Elect. Bro. Jovanim Martinez, Phi Omicron

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We’ve lost a giant of a brother!!!
Paul Pradia, Beta Mu Mu
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The light of Omega has dimmed for a moment. My prayers and thoughts are with Bro. Grahams family.
Like many of you, while coming up through the Fraternity, I too was the recipient of Bro. Grahams positive and passionate influence. His love for Omega and his unyielding commitment to guiding young men and women will always be his legacy.
Many times, during my early Fraternal years, Bro. Graham would take the time to discuss the mysteries of Omega with me. Those talks assisted my transition from being just a “bruh” , to becoming a true brother.
Bro. Graham is at peace.
    Bro. Carl A. Blunt
   Immediate Past 1VGB
   23rd & 25th 12th  District Representative
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Really don’t know what to say.  Philmore was probably the greatest Que I’ve ever me.  I actually thought he would never die—that he’d be here forever.  Aside from the impact on me personally—I was on line when I met him—he gave me my life’s mission-the Omega Boys Club.  I only hope we can continue to represent and live out his mission and his spirit and legacy.  That way he will never die.  Omega chapter just got a great one.Bro. Dr. Joseph Marshall, Pi Chi

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Alive & Free – Omega Boys Club

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Brother Philmore Graham, the 12th 12th District Representative, and last living charter member of Pi Rho Chapter. A living legacy who will be sorely missed. The Pi Rho Chapter family mourn the passing of this Omega Giant.
    Nicholas “Nick” Thompson
    Basileus, Pi Rho Chapter
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Bro. Graham and I were schoolmates and engineering students at Tennessee State University (TSU).  I was two (2) classes ahead of him, but we had one (1) engineering class together.  When I enrolled at TSU, I had five (5) years of membership in the fraternity and, as a special student, did not transfer to another undergraduate chapter (Rho Psi) but I had some influence on Bro. Graham and several other students who later pledged and were initiated in the fraternity.
Since Bro. Graham lived many years in Northern California and contributed so much to Theta Pi Chapter, it is appropriate that his memorial service be held in that area.  However, those of us who live in Southern California may find it difficult to attend the memorial service.
I recommend that a second memorial service for Bro. Graham be held in Southern California at least one (1) week after the first memorial service for the benefit of brothers in this area who will not attend the service next week.  A second memorial service for a departed brother may be unprecedented, but Bro. Graham did so much for the 12th District that he is worthy of a second farewell.