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100 Branchview Drive NE
PO Box 344
Concord, NC 28025
Phone: 704-786-3168
Fax: 704-782-5766
Ora McCrary

Ora Lee McCrary (Carter)

Wednesday, March 17th, 1926 - Wednesday, October 9th, 2019
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Ora Lee McCrary was born in Butler, Georgia on March 17, 1926. She attended public schools in Taylor County, Georgia and made lots of friends everywhere because of her loving disposition.

She married the love of her life Clay Hollie McCrary on April 9, 1942 in Georgia. This union produced nine children. She paid special attention to raise her children to be loving, responsible and special people. Daily mornings were met with hot bowls of oatmeal and goodbye kisses and evenings provided warm dinner and conversation. They were shining stars to light up her life.

She shared many good times cooking and baking for friends and family, earning the reputation for being a fantastic baker. Mouths watered when it came to Ora Lee’s desserts. German Chocolate Cake and her Coconut Cake with Pineapple filling were some of her famous creations.

In 1951 Ora and Clay moved to NJ, where they shared many memorable times with their family. Between the family barbeques, visits to the park, the drive-in and the beach, there was no doubt their bond was strong.

Ora dedicated her life to Jehovah on 11/1/1980 and has been a faithful servant until she fell asleep in death on Oct 9, 2019. She enjoyed her ministry, giving comfort and hope to all who would listen, including various aids at the Doreatha D. Campbell Senior Housing. Despite her health conditions, she remained hopeful, and had a smile that let you know everything would be alright.
Ora was relocated to NC with her daughter Patricia and her son Muhammad in 2018, where she resided in the White Oak Manor Nursing Home. She was so proud to display the many pictures of her sons, daughters, grand and great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and close friends who all loved her so much. Even though this loss is immense, one thing is for sure: She loved everyone unconditionally.

Ora leaves behind sons Garry (Juanita), Muhammad (Marcia), Khalis, Keith (Jillian); daughters Aretha and Patricia; grandchildren Holly, Mark (Britney), Tamika, Ebony, Jeremy (Stacy), Keith Jr., Sha-Quill, Doris, Talib, Aaliyah, Kabria and Tania. She also had a host of great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and other relatives. Ora was preceded in death by her husband, Clay and three sons; Hollis, Secial and Clarence.

She will be missed by all.

The family will gather Saturday, October 19 to visit with family and friends from 11 to 1 at Wilkinson Funeral Home. A memorial talk will be held at 2 pm at Kingdom Hall on Rocky River Road. Burial will take place in Beverly, New Jersey.

In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate memorial donations being made to Jehoviah's Witnesses at 598 NC-49, Concord, NC 28025.
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  • Visitation

    Saturday, October 19th, 2019 | 11:00am - 1:00pm
    When
    Saturday, October 19th, 2019 11:00am - 1:00pm
    Location
    Wilkinson Funeral Home
    Address
    100 Branchview Dr. NE
    CONCORD, NC 28025
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  • Service

    Saturday, October 19th, 2019 | 2:00pm
    When
    Saturday, October 19th, 2019 2:00pm
    Location
    Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witness
    Address
    5200 Rocky River Road
    CONCORD, NC
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Walter Toney and Family

Posted at 06:34pm
We pray the love of God enfolds you during your journey through grief.
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Lenora Jean Conover

Posted at 08:08pm

My heart goes out to All the children...
Because Mom loved you All so dearly...
With All the love and support you,
guys were to her and each other, and
will be moving forward!!!
Love you All
Todd& Lenora
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Hamidah Shaheed

Posted at 02:26pm
PHENOMENAL WOMAN....My Sincere Condolences to the McCrary Family.
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Tamika McCrary

Posted at 09:16pm
I have so many memories of my Grandma but my fondest memories of all are her teaching me how to bake a cake from scratch or her sharing stories with me from her childhood. She remembered everything so vividly. I'm going to miss her so much.
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Patricia McCrary

Posted at 05:41pm
I will never forget how my mom would kiss me good bye as she sent me off to school. I wouldn't wipe the lipstick off because I wanted everyone to know she kissed me before I left for school. There are soooo many wonderful memories growing up with such a wonderful mom.
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