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Order of Service Processional Hymn

Mr. Albert Everette

Scripture Readings

New Testament/Old Testament


Mr. Albert Everette


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Acknowledgments Obituary

(Read Silently)


“Let the Work I’ve Done, Speak For Me”

Mr. Albert Everette


Reverend R. L. Dockery

Selection “I’m Free”



The Lord is my light and my salvation, whom shall I fear. The Lord is my strength of my life, of whom shall I be afraid.

“Time To Be Born” Lena Mae McRae , known to some as “Mrs. Warlene,” was born on April 29, 1918 to the late Willie Blue and Mattie Smith. “Labor-A Gift of Love”

During her youth, Lena attended school in Scotland County, North Carolina. She enjoyed playing basketball and softball. She accepted Christ and joined Baysville Baptist Church. She was married to the late Raymond McRae, Sr. To this union, seven children were born. Later, the family moved to Hoffman, North Carolina and joined Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church. Lena served as a choir member, Deaconess and Usher until her health started to decline. She worked hard for her family and cared for the elderly in the community. She simply just loved people. Her canning skills were outstanding, canning all kinds of fruit preserves as long as she was able.

“A Time To Die”

Upon completion of Labors of Life, Lena was called home to be with the Lord on February 12, 2012. A son, Wille McRae (Arleen), preceded her in death.

“A Time To Mourn”

Lena leaves to cherish her memories, six devoted children, James McRae (Essie), Charles McRae (Maudell), Lena M. Brown (Colbert), Elizabeth McMillan, Mable Townsend (Henry), and Raymond McRae (Pamela; sixteen wonderful grandchildren, Tony (Brenda), Colburn (Kathy), Wanda (Lewerence), Celena (Billy), Vanessa, Amanda, Kendrick (Molly), Rochelle (Phillip), Chasity, Montina (Eugene), Coretta (Charlie), Raymond, III, Hendrick (Lorita), Matthew, Sylvia (Lester), Stacy, and Jessica; twenty-three great grandchildren; one sister, Edna Purvis; and a host of nieces, nephews, friends and church family. She was also considered to be a mother to many: Claude Vincent, Anthony Capel, Gina Hailey, and Reverend James McKeithan.

I’m Free

Don’t grieve for me, for now I’m free. I’m following the path God has laid you see. I took His hand when I heard Him call. I turned my back and left it all. I could not stay another day, To laugh, to love, to work or play. Tasks left undone must stay that way. I found that peace at the close of the day. “50th Wedding Anniversary Celebration” If my parting has left a void, Then fill it with remembered joys. A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss, Oh yes, these things I too will miss. Be not burdened with times of sorrow. I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow. My life’s been full, I savored much, Good friends, good times, a loved one’s touch. Perhaps my time seemed all too brief. Don’t lengthen it now with undue grief. Lift up your hearts and peace to thee. God wanted me now; He set me free!

Floral & Casket Bearers Friends of the Family


The family of the late Lena Mae McRae acknowledge with sincere appreciation all the kindness and sympathy shown by loved ones and friends during our time of bereavement.

Interment/Guy Cemetery - Hoffman, North Carolina

Jones & Little Funeral Home

Benjamin Street - Aberdeen, North Carolina - 910-944-2553

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