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Marie McCrae


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Marie McCrae Obituary
Marie McCrae

Salem - Mother Marie McCrae, 83, born to Craig Smith and Eva Mae Smith on April 4th, 1935 in Waldo, Arkansas, went to her Heavenly mansion on June 5th, 2018. Her relentless resilience, compassion, and love for all will forever be in our memories. Mother Marie was an amazing mother, grandmother, friend, and Elder of the church. She birthed 10 children, and raised 14. All of her life she was a diligent worker; working 22 years at Oregon Cherry Growers until her retirement in 1993. She leaves behind, her sons; Stanley McCrae, Kenny McCrae, and Larry McCrae. Daughters; Sandra White, and Patricia Barajas. She raised as her own; John Burton, Virginia Lopez, Andrea Burton, and Jerika Burton after the passing of their biological parents.

Mother Marie also leaves behind 49 grandchildren, and 68 great grandchildren who were dear to her heart. Nieces, nephews, and greats; multiple family members, and friends.

Mother Marie was preceded in passing by her husband John J. McCrae. Sons; Van Earl McCrae, John L. McCrae, and Tony Douglas Sterling. Daughter; Carol Ann Morales.

Mother Marie's going home celebration will be at Seed of Faith Ministries on Wednesday June, 13th at 10:00am. Interment following the services will be at Belcrest Memorial Park. Assisting the family is Virgil T. Golden Funeral Service.

Mother Marie was a remarkable woman, and we will forever cherish our memories of her.

See you in Heaven Mother.
Published in StatesmanJournal from June 9 to June 12, 2018
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