Dovie Loretta McCrary

Died: Sun., Sep. 2, 2018


4:00 PM to 6:00 PM, Fri., Sep. 07, 2018
Location: St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church- Albertville

Celebration of Life

10:00 AM Sat., Sep. 08, 2018
Location: St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church- Albertville

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Ms. Dovie L. McCrary, 77 of Albertville, passed on Sunday, September 2, 2018.

She is survived by her family.

Visitation is 4-6p.m. Friday, September 7 at St.Paul

Celebration of Life Service is 10a.m.on Saturday, September 8, 2018 at St. Paul Missionary
Baptist Church in Albertville, Alabama. Interment following at Grace Hill Cemetery.

Dovie Loretta McCrary was born on December 6, 1940 in Hartford, Geneva County, Alabama. She was the only daughter of Bennie Roberts and Lessie Mae Williams.

Loretta, as she was affectionately known, was an active member of St. Paul Baptist Church. She was a lifelong participant with the Missionary Society, Senior Choir and numerous other departments in the church. Loretta was also licensed in ministry.

 Loretta had a great love for the Lord. She was a magnificent teacher, loved to write songs, poems and spent hours doing research about the Bible. She always had an open heart and door for anyone in need. 

The character of our mother was always on display. Because of the love she had for people, many just called her Aunt Retta or Mommy Retta.

 She leaves behind a host of friends too numerous to name.  Solomon the wisest man that ever lived asked the question, “who can find a virtuous woman?” Our Mother was a virtuous woman and her price is far above rubies.

Loretta was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers. 

She leaves those to cherish her memories, seven children, Theresa Simmons, Warren Robins, GA, Clarance Slaughter of Florida, Christine Roberts, William Roberts, both of Albertville AL, Jerome Roberts, Meridian, MS, Alethia Ahmed-Parkin, Colleen McCrary, both of Baldwin,  NY; sixteen grandchildren; twenty great grandchildren; one niece; three aunts; her ex-husband, Cornelius McCrary, Gadsden AL; many other cousins, nieces, nephews and a tremendous group of friends and church family. 


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   Posted Wed September 05, 2018

TABLE BASKET was sent by Tony Troffa.

Alethia, my sincere condolences to you and your family, Tony Troffa

   Posted Wed September 05, 2018
To the McCrary family and friends,

You all have my greatest sympathy and condolences, I truly pray your strength and comfort during this difficult time in your lives. Continue to have peace and unity with one another and it will bring you through.

God Bless!

Rev. Roy & Sis. Sherry Warren
   Posted Wed September 05, 2018
Our dear Sister, Theresa: Your mother fought a long, hard fight, and we know that you & Prophet sacrificed so much & so many times over the years. However, you did it with joy, because that's what love looks like!
We had the pleasure of meeting her years ago, and love you & pray God's strength for you all. Blessings!

Aretha Veal
   Posted Wed September 05, 2018
May God Continue to Bless and Strengthen the family at this time of Grieveness.

McPhine Gilbert
   Posted Thu September 06, 2018
Mother will truly be missed. I will forever remember her sweet voice, and foxy wardrobe, all the compliments and encouragement.
Family, you have my deepest condolences, Rest in the Lord Mother.
Love you!

J Baker
   Posted Fri September 07, 2018
At the end of each life is a legacy of love and memories. Hold tight to those memories…. Lean on each other for support. And look to God’s Word, the Bible, for comfort and strength. 1 Peter 5:7 encourages; “Throw all your anxiety on him, because he cares for you.”

Ralph McClair
   Posted Fri September 07, 2018

SPATHIPHYLLUM was sent by Mr. Ralph McClair .

To the family of Dovie Loretta McCray, We are deeply sorry for the loss of your love one. Our pray is that in due time, God will heal your wounded hearts. "Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted" (Matthew 5:4). With deepest sympathy

Lakeetha Collins
   Posted Fri September 07, 2018
To Mother McCrary's family:
Logan and I are praying for you all during your time of bereavement. We are praying that God will give you strength from this day forth. I'm so happy God allowed me to meet Mother McCrary. I will truly miss my Sunday School co-teacher and my amen corner. Sleep in Peace, Mother McCrary! We love you!

Pastor Myron Feggins
   Posted Fri September 07, 2018
To the family of Mother McCrary,

Scripture tells us that God has promised us 3 scores and 10 years of life. Mother McCrary celebrated 7 years of overflow.
Pastor T. Simmons, know this, that she was a soldier and she fought the good fight of faith until the end. She is now enjoying her reward.
Helen and I pray that you be strengthen and encouraged during this time of bereavement. We pray that you continue in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not in vain.
Our condolences to you and your family.

Pastor & Elect Lady Feggins

   Posted Sat September 08, 2018

Darlaine Brown
   Posted Sat September 08, 2018
To the Simmons and McCrary family, I am so sorry about your loss. You all are in my prayers. You are not bearing this cross alone. We are with you. God bless.

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