Celena Kim Graham (2018-10-01 13:26:35)

Celena Kim Graham, age 54, of Boone, North Carolina passed away peacefully on Thursday morning, September 27, 2018, at her home.

She was born on August 10, 1964.

Kim was a devout believer in the lord and walked each day of her life rooted in her faith. Her biggest passion in life was loving, encouraging and caring for her family and friends. This passion followed her to work at the Kidney Dialysis Center here in Boone for over 20 years where she treated her patients just like her family. During her life she impacted thousands of hearts in a positive and uplifting way. She will be dearly missed. Her hope is that we would remember who she was, how she lived, and what she loved.

Kim is survived by her husband, Darren Graham of the home. Her daughter Savannah Claire McKinney of Boone, her son Grady Chatham McKinney and his wife Beth of Boone. She is also survived by her husband's children whom she loved as her own; Steven Kruckow, Rebecca Graham, Jessica Graham, Rachel Graham and Justin Graham, all of Kentucky. Her grandchildren were her favorite rays of sunshine; Ebe Santes, Isaiah McKinney, Alexis McKinney, Clara, Haley and Cheyenne. She is also survived by her aunt Linda Whittington and cousin Michael Wilson, of Boone.

Kim has requested that a celebration of life take place in her memory at her home in Boone on Sunday September 30, 2018. Contact family members for more details.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, in care of Brian Barker, 441 Daniel Drive, Boone, North Carolina, 28607.

Online condolences may be sent to the Graham family at

Hampton Funeral and Cremation Service is in charge of the arrangements.