The Life of Virginia McRae

VIRGINIA MCRAE YOUNGSTOWN – Services were held Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017, at the L.E. Black, Phillips & Holden Funeral Home for Mrs. Virginia McRae, 91, who entered eternal rest on Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017, with her family at her side. Mrs. McRae was born Nov. 29, 1925, in Youngstown, a daughter of Sanford and Myrtle Lee Williamson Gidney. A loving homemaker, Virginia had worked at Livingston’s Department Store and was a member of the Reed’s Chapel A.M.E. Church.

Her husband, Hosea, whom she married Jan. 16, 1946, passed away Nov. 22, 1998. She leaves to cherish her beloved memory, her son, Allen McRae of Houston; her brother, Deacon Willard (Michele) Gidney of Youngstown; a brother-in-law, Lee T. Rucker Sr.; a host of “children” she mentored; nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews; and a host of other family and friends. Besides her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Hazel Anderson and Marion Rucker; a brother, Warren Gidney; and a nephew, Rev. Lee T. Rucker Jr.

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