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Lillian O H McCray
Sep 23, 1928 to Mar 31, 2015


A quiet and compassionate life came to a close for Lillian Ophelia Hinnant McCray, 86, on Tuesday evening, March 31, 2015 at Tuomey Regional Medical Center, Sumter. Born September 23, 1928, in Selma, NC, she was the daughter of the late Rufus Hinnant and Rosa Bradley Hinnant. She attended the public schools of Sumter County. During the early years of her life, Mrs. McCray was a member of Ebenezer AME Church, Mayesville. She later joined the Mulberry Baptist Church, where she was a member of the Adult Women Sunday School and the Senior Citizen Ministry. She was an honorary mother of the Agape Outreach Ministries and an honorary queen of the Princess iN Me Organization in Sumter, where she modeled the example of a woman with grace and poise. Mrs. McCray was a domestic worker, mothering and caring for her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Mrs. McCray was married to the late Albert McCray, Sr. and to this union five children were born. She leaves to cherish her memories: three daughters, Annie Mae Graves, Mother Annietti China (Cleveland), and Deacon Jeanette McFadden (Jimmy), all of Sumter; one sister, Ruffie Mae Lemon of Baltimore, MD; sixteen grandchildren; forty two great grandchildren; eleven great-great grandchildren; six sisters-in-law; two brothers-in-law; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by two children, Willie “Bug” Hinnant and Albert McCray, Jr.; two grandchildren, Riah Marie and Ophelia Elaine Hinnant; one great grandchild, Taylor Angel Wilson; five brothers, William (twin brother), Thomas, Jasper and Fred Hinnant, and James Bradley; three sisters, Maggie McCarney, Doshia Hinnant and Armitta Stancil. Homegoing Celebration will be held 3:00 p. m., Saturday, April 4, 2015 from the Mulberry Baptist Church, 1400 Mulberry Church Road, Sumter, with Pastor Nate Brock, pastor, eulogist, assisted by the Rev. William Dukes, Rev. L. W. Barnes and Evangelist Gwen China. The family is receiving family and friends at the home, 1246 Mooneyham Road, Sumter. The procession will leave from the home at 2:30 p. m. Floral bearers and Pall bearers will be family and friends. Burial will be in the Mulberry Baptist Churchyard Cemetery.
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