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Tracy Crisp Graudin
  • Lamb Institute
    P.O. Box 2557
    Mount Pleasant, SC 29465
  • Z Mission
    P.O. Box 329
    Boone, NC 28607

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“I knew Tracy for just a short time but she was such an inspiration. Her faith shone through and it was easy to see her great love for our Lord. She...Read More »
1 of 12 | Posted by: Sue Jackson - Charleston, SC

“Tracy - always a friend. No matter what you were going through you had a smile and a kind word. Tough your journey was hard, your faith was strong....Read More »
2 of 12 | Posted by: Kyra Morris - Mt Pleasant, SC

“Our hearts and prayers go out to Tracy's family. ”
3 of 12 | Posted by: Jami Ojala - Reston, VA - Friend

“Dear Tracy. You fought a long and hard battle. Now take comfort in being with our Lord and Savior for all eternity. With much love and blessings. ...Read More »
4 of 12 | Posted by: A friend

“Keeping all of you in our thoughts and prayers! ”
5 of 12 | Posted by: Debbie Keltner - Louisburg, KS

“Dear Steve and family,Lord's blessings in the loss of your wife, mother, mother-in-law and grandmother. ”
6 of 12 | Posted by: Mark and Julie Graudin - MO

“I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Tracy was such a kind person with a great smile. She used to babysit my brother Mike and often gave me rides in...Read More »
7 of 12 | Posted by: Curt Nette - Warrenton, VA

“Steve, We were so sorry to hear of Tracy's death. Our deepest sympathy and our prayers go out to you and your family during this very difficult time. ”
8 of 12 | Posted by: Scott & Royce Sampson - SC

“Dearest Steve and Family, we have loved Tracy through the good times and the difficult ones. Our daily prayers have included Tracy each day. "Rest...Read More »
9 of 12 | Posted by: Carolyn Moseley - Greenville, SC

“Tracy was an humble witness to all of us. She always showed concern for the trials of others. I will surely miss her sweet spirit and smile. ”
10 of 12 | Posted by: Sheryl ONeal - Johns Island, SC

“Fly high my birthday friend. You were a mentor and an inspiration to me in my years at St P's . Much sympathy today Steve and your children. ”
11 of 12 | Posted by: Jill Stevenson - Asheville, NC

“Dear Steve and the rest of the family, So sorry to hear of Tracy's death. I wish we could be there to see y'all. We have been away too long. Love,...Read More »
12 of 12 | Posted by: Keith Fraley - Vicksburg, MS

Tracy Crisp Graudin, age 63, went to be with her heavenly Father on February 4th, 2020. The family will receive friends Sunday, February 9, 2020 in J. Henry Stuhr Inc., West Ashley Chapel, 3360 Glenn McConnell Parkway from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Her Memorial Service will be held Monday, February 10, 2020 in St. Philip's Church, 142 Church Street at 11:00 am. Burial of her cremated remains will follow in the churchyard.

Born on April 24th, 1956, Tracy grew up all over the country, moving for her father's naval postings. Alexandria, Virginia was ultimately home. This was the city where she met Steve-her husband of 35 years-before graduating from Mt. Vernon High School in 1974. After completing the nursing program at University of Virginia, Tracy went on to work as a neonatal nurse at the UVA Medical Center and MUSC, and a newborn nursery nurse at Roper St. Francis. She had a heart for children-babies especially.
All I ever wanted in life, she often said, was to be a mother.

But Tracy wasn't just a mother. She was a mom. Our mom. Night shifts at the hospital couldn't stop her from home schooling her children, or ensuring there was a fresh-cooked meal for dinner, or pausing for heart-to-hearts over mugs of hot tea. Hers was an elemental love: enveloping, but never smothering.

She was our constant.

Even in her last fourteen years of life, as cancer stole Tracy's body, she stayed steadfast. Chemotherapy couldn't stop her from attending her son's football games or serving on the vestry at St. Philip's Church. After necrosis from radiation treatments set in, Tracy kept persevering. When she could not run, she walked, and when she could not walk, she prayed.

She finished her race well.

Tracy is mourned by family: her husband Steven Graudin, her children Ryan (David) Strauss, Jacob (Hannah) and Adam, her sisters Valerie (Pete) Rouillard and Shawn Crisp, and her granddaughter Sabriel Strauss. We await the hope of the resurrection. Soli Deo Gloria.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Water Missions International (, LAMB Institute, P.O. Box 2557, Mt. Pleasant SC 29465 and Z Mission, P.O. Box 329, Boone NC 28607.