Susan Jean Graves

Age 71, of Grand Blanc, went to be with the Lord on December 29, 2021. To honor her wishes, cremation has taken place. Those desiring may direct memorial contributions to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family on Sue’s Tribute Wall at

Sue was born April 26, 1950 in Flint, the daughter of Roland and Amelia (Tyckoski) Basinski. She graduated from St. John Vianney High School in Flint in 1968. Shortly after graduating, Sue headed to Wichita, KS where she met her future husband, Allan Graves. Together, they completed their family by welcoming in the joy of their lives, their daughter Amanda (“Mandy”). The three would eventually head back to Michigan where Sue’s life revolved around family, friends, and managing a dental practice.

Sue shared her passions with her family which included the love of golf, University of Michigan sports, and the outdoors which prompted a move to North Carolina in 2007 where the golf could be year round and she could enjoy her other family members located in the area.

In 2013, Allan passed away and Sue relied on a strong nucleus of family and friends for support. Through golf, she developed a close-knit circle of friends who would eventually help care for her following her cancer diagnosis in January 2021. Sadly, her prognosis forced yet another relocation back to the Grand Blanc area where she could be surrounded by family and her Church to help complete her journey.

Sue is survived by her daughter Amanda (Brian) Casto, sister Mary Major, brother Tony Basinski, sister Barb Basinski, brother Jeff (Lisa) Basinski, sister-in-law Catherine “Poochie” Basinski, lifelong friend Debbie (Mcgraw) Parr, plus many dear nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband Allan Graves, parents Roland and Amelia Basinski, parent-in-laws Argus and Bessie Graves, brother Steve Basinski, brother Mike Basinski, and sister-in-law Marie (Bankey) Basinski.


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