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Mary Nell McCray

Sunset: April 16, 2021

On April 16, 20221 God decided to pick a special Rose from His garden and the name of it was Nell. After many years of her battle with pain and sickness God decided that it was time for her to rest.

Mary Nell Major McCray was born June 18, 1957 in Williamsburg County to Gertie Mae Major and the late Albert Lee Major.

She attended and graduated from Cades-Hebron Elementary-High School. Afterwards she started her life journey. She was an active member of the House of God #1 Holiness Church in the White Oak Community under the leadership of her Pastor, Bishop Amos Major. She was also the head of the kitchen staff there as well and took that job extremely well. She worked as a machine operator for many years and later became employed at Carolina Academy where she was loved dearly by the staff and students. Nell was most definitely outspoken and loved by many and the kitchen was her favorite place to be. She spent the remainder of her days in home with her sister Lorrianne.

Nell was preceded in death by her father albert Lee Major, her grandparents Hoyt and Sallie Mae McElveen, a brother Elder Robert Gene Major, a sister Evelene Major Brown, her brother Willie James Major.

She leaves to cherish her loving memories her husband: Sam McCray; two sons: Samuel L. McCray (fiancée Kenyeppa Cabbagestalk) and Justin T. Major (fiancée Bobbie Coaxum); seven grandchildren: Tyrese McCray, Tyrell McCray, Samuel McCray Jr., Major McCray, Marle Major, JaQuan Major and Sekenya Eaddy; her mother: Gertie Mae Major all of Lake City, SC; her surviving siblings: Bishop Amos (First Lady Pearl) Major, Herbert Major Sr., Harold (Gloria) Major all of Lake City, SC, Josh (Barbara) Major of Kingstree, SC, Roger (Delaney) Major of Anchorage, AK, Lizzie Barr, Ella Session, Lorrainne (Willie) Major and Janice Redden all of Lake City, SC, Stella Grady of Spartenburg, SC, Judy Singletary of Marion, SC, Linda Gordan of NJ, Loretta Lathan and Gloria Major of Bishopville, SC, Marsha Taylor, Lula (Perry) Daniels, Mary Lee Major all of Flordia, a special nephew Shamar Sessions, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws, and many other dear friends.

Laterria Chandler whom she took as a daughter and Latasha Green and Angelina McFadden her caregivers. Latasha Green was her very special personal caregiver. She went above and beyond her job, she took it very personal ad to heart to care for Nell.