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Carolyn Sue Smith Mccray

December 10, 1949 — May 18, 2022

Carolyn Sue L. McCray, 72, of Phenix City, AL died peacefully while at her home on Wednesday, May 18, 2022.
Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 PM (EST) on Tuesday, May 24, 2022 in the Chapel of Vance Brooks Funeral Home, Phenix City, AL with Rev. Kevin McDonald officiating. Interment will follow on Lakeview Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends from 6:00 till 8:00 PM (EST) on Monday at the funeral home.
Mrs. McCray was born December 10, 1949 in Columbus, OH daughter of the late William Smith and Cora Turner Michaels. She had retired from Dolly Madison after many years of service. Mrs. McCray then joined the team at IHOP working for over 25 years until just recently. She loved Auburn Football and all that comes with being a fan. A hobby of Ms. Carolyn was growing flowers and vegetables for her family and friends. She also looked forward to trips to the beach and the mountains with her family on a regular basis. Ms. Carolyn also enjoyed fishing and country cooking on a regular basis. A recently discovered activity for Ms. Carolyn has been internet coloring books. She has completed over 400 of them. While all of these things were enjoyable to her, what brought her the greatest joy in life were her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. We will miss her and all the love, fun and happy times, but she is forever etched on our hearts.
Mrs. McCray was preceded in death by her parents, a brother, Jimmy Smith, step-daughter, Dana Sulzer and a great-grandchild, Konner Flowers.
Survivors include her husband, Reginald McCray, Phenix City, AL; five children, Shelley Wood, Rhonda Pritchard (Christopher), Marlisa Turnage-Hartman, Kayonna Allison and Mark Turnage; two brothers, Rickie Smith (Barbara Kay) and William “Billie” Smith; 18 grandchildren, Paul, Robert, Michael, Holly, Brandon, Jason, Tyler, Bishop, Ashley, Sebastian, Hallie, Kenzie, Jayce, Keri, Kori, Kristopher, Trevor, Trent and Gregory; numerous great-grandchildren; mother-in-law, Sandra Stephens (William); sister-in-laws, Michele Robinson and Jakeitha McCray; as well as several nieces, nephews, other family and friends.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Monday, May 23, 2022

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

Vance Brooks Funeral Home - PC

431 East 280 Bypass, Phenix City, AL 36867

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Service

Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Starts at 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Vance Brooks Funeral Home - PC

431 East 280 Bypass, Phenix City, AL 36867

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Cemetery

Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Lakeview Memory Gardens, Phenix City, Alabama

4310 N Alabama 1, Phenix City, AL 36867

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