Phyllis Denise McCray-McClary

Phyllis Denise McCray-McClary - Rochester, NY - Rochester Cremation
Rochester, NY: Passed away surrounded by family on March 16, 2020 at the age of 64.
Survived by her Children Anthony McCray-Baldwin (Tracy), Nakia McCray, and Barbara Ann Johnson.
Siblings: Pre-deceased by Gregory McCray, John McCray (Judy), Tampa, FL, Jack McCray, Clearwater, FL, Linda McCray and Sonia, Rochester, NY.
Grandchildren: Kaesean Hall, Astrid Coffee, Nyeisha Watkins, Marvin Coffee Jr., Breona Borman-McCray and Monique Bosewell.
Special friend Tammy Bostick
Special special Aunt Mae Gibson and a host of uncles, aunts, nephews, nieces, cousins, and friends near and far.
She loved you All!
Celebration of life memorial arrangements are pending.

34 Condolences

  1. Judi Richardson on March 21, 2020 at 11:18 am

    We love you and miss you terribly.
    Your brother John and sister in law Judi

    • Cheryl Woodberry on March 26, 2020 at 12:43 pm

      To The McCray Family

      My prayers are with you through this difficult time. While living in Rochester prior to my moving to Florida, I enjoyed the time getting to know Phyllis. She was a lady with wise advice and her and Nan always treated me like a family member whenever I attended most of your family events with my best sister friend Sonia G!! Phyllis will be missed and I pray you cherish all the good memories she has left each of you with.

      My deepest sympathies to each family member. You are all in my thoughts as you grieve the loss. All my love

      Cheryl in Lake Mary FL formerly from Colgate Street in Rochester

    • Verta Oldfield on March 30, 2020 at 6:43 pm

      My Dearest friend Phyllis you will be missed deeply Gone too soon my freind my guess you not alone l know God got you Barbara, Helen And Char/ Lean , know how you are rolling out the red carpet so you can Enter The Gates Heaven 🙏🏿 to the Family stay close & Know God loves you so do l much love God Bless 🙏🏽🙏🏿🙏🏽

  2. Linda McCray on March 25, 2020 at 8:44 pm

    Phyllis my one and only baby sister
    I am the oldest sister but you were always the grownest(LOL) and it worked for us
    I miss you already
    you were the best travel buddy ever and I WILL MISS THAT

  3. Sonia Gerald-Holland on March 25, 2020 at 9:02 pm

    Phyllis(Phoo) the nickname I had for you
    You always had a nickname for someone mine being Sue.Baby
    Your sister Linda Ann(Lynn) and Helen (Irene) LOL
    I will miss your presence in my life
    I promise to allow the precious memories of you my loved one to bring a smile to my heart

    • Mae Royce Smith-Gibson on March 26, 2020 at 2:31 pm

      To my niece Dee-Wee
      I am going to miss you from PRAYING and PARTYING full of LOVE and LAUGHTER
      Love you
      Your Godmother and Aunt
      Mae Royce Smith-Gibson

  4. Nakia McCray on March 25, 2020 at 9:21 pm

    Mom missing u so much 😭 I can’t call u n talkn to u like I would like to it’s just not the same without but but I know u r in s better place just know u r missed

    • John Mc Cray on March 26, 2020 at 1:43 pm

      Jelly……… You were my baby sister and I love you so much. Life just wont be the same without you
      Just glad you are not in pain anymore.

      Your big brother
      John. Mullet

  5. Renee Tanksley-Pittss on March 26, 2020 at 1:54 pm

    To the McCray-McClary Family
    Phyllis was my buddy and I will truly miss her
    My prayers are with your family
    Renee Tanksley-Pitts

  6. Jack Mc Cray on March 26, 2020 at 2:05 pm

    Dee Wee. My little sister. My heart is broken over losing you. Rest in peace.

    Your brother

    Jack. Bird

  7. Regina Smith-Holmes on March 26, 2020 at 2:42 pm

    Rest in heaven
    One of the most precious people to me. You will always be one of my big sisters
    I love you and you will be truly missed in my life
    Your cousin (Jenna)
    Regina Smith-Holmes

  8. Tammy Radcliff-Bostick on March 26, 2020 at 5:29 pm

    Phil-Phil what can I say that wasn’t already said 😔 You will be my forever bestfriend, my Big Sis ( even though as we have often argued, not by too many years😊) I will truly miss calling you for every little thing, mainly commercial time outs during the Have And The Have Nots😢 I miss you more than I ever imagined. The only thing that brings me peace is knowing that you are no longer in pain. Continue to shine Diva❤️❤️❤️

  9. Tracey Mccray on March 26, 2020 at 5:51 pm

    To. My mother in law ….there was so many things that I didn’t understand. I’ve been watching you trying to carry out God’s plan.Its never been easy at all for you. But as my mother in law for year’s I’ve watched you fight through drama. I’ve watched you struggle to try and make things right. For your family with me Anthony and Nakia and who ever else need you to to just say hush it will be okay……And what I’m gonna miss about you the most is ….when you say hush stop crying (lol)..but threw it all I wouldn’t trade you for any other mother in law you gave me so much and you took so less…Mrs lady you will be forever missed in my heart…your the best

  10. Liz McGee on March 26, 2020 at 6:27 pm

    Acts 24:15
    There will be a resurrection
    Psalm 37:29 on Earth
    Revelation 21:3&4
    Perfect health, no death
    I pray we will be all be there to see Phyllis again. My family and I send condolences to you and your family.
    Liz McGee(Mickey’s mom& Sonia mother-in-law)

  11. Cathy McDuffy on March 27, 2020 at 11:23 am

    To my sister all the way back to Largo FL to R itochester NY
    I love you
    I am going to miss you and I love you with all my 💓
    I wish you were still here but I know you are in a better place with peace with no pain
    Love you always
    Cathy McDuffy

  12. Cathy McDuffy on March 27, 2020 at 11:25 am

    My sister from Largo FL to Rochester NY LOVE you and miss you

  13. Wanda Mobley on March 28, 2020 at 10:37 am

    To Phyllis,

    You will be truly missed you were my mom’s best friend (Sherrann Whiting BKA Penny) for over 30yrs or more, She loved you like a sister and we loved you just the same. I loved when I came home to visit from Orlando, Fl. we would get together and go listen to live bands and just chill. You enjoyed life and loved to shop and dress up and have fun. RIP in peace Beautiful.

    To the Family, Stay strong during this difficult time and always remember the good times, when you seem to miss her.

    God Bless Prayers going up for the entire family.

    Wanda Mobley, Orando, FL

  14. Jauvant Tanksley on March 28, 2020 at 5:39 pm

    I am deeply hurt and saddened upon your passing but
    extremely grateful to have you as a family member and apart
    of my development into the man I’ve become
    You had a smile that light up the room and style that was better than any supermodel.
    You are LOVED IMMENSELY and words can not explain the greatness you brought as
    a mother, daughter, sister. aunt. grandmother. and cousin
    Thank you for being mines and I LOVE YOU

  15. Christopher Smith on March 28, 2020 at 8:29 pm

    One of favorite older cousin
    Who loved to call me by my government name Christopher
    While everyone else called me Chris and loved cooking especially her fried turkey butts
    I will miss you very much
    Much Love for you
    Christopher aka Chris

    • Christopher Smith on March 28, 2020 at 8:33 pm

      Remember the tee shirt you brought me
      Here comes trouble (lol)
      I loved your cooking especially those fired turkey butts
      Love you

  16. Anita Lenear on March 29, 2020 at 11:24 am

    You will truly be missed but never forgotten. I will miss you calling my name every five minutes when we got together…LOL! R.I.H. Beautiful Lady!!! My sincerest condolences and prayers go out to the family in your time of need.

    Love Always

    • Wanda Smith on March 29, 2020 at 12:49 pm

      I’m going to miss you
      I love you
      Your favorite cousin
      Wanda Faye (yes, you called me by my full name all the time)

  17. Jonathan Lenear on March 29, 2020 at 11:26 am

    R.I.P to a wonderful lady!!! May the memories of your smile and laughter console your children, and siblings during this time of sorrow. Condolences to the family and friends.

    • Wyman Smith on March 29, 2020 at 12:55 pm

      Phyllis my cuz
      I Love you xoxoxo
      I’m going to miss you tremendously
      Much Love

  18. Kajauna McCray on March 29, 2020 at 12:09 pm

    My sweet Aunt Phyllis, you are loved and missed. I am so very grateful for getting the chance to meet you, you’re forever in my heart.
    Love you, until we meet again.

  19. Ms Shirley on March 29, 2020 at 12:49 pm

    I’m going to miss how we used to talk smart each other but that was the way that we show our love. We go way back with Pastor Annie Mae Davis I live over with you and your husband used to live the house every time I pass by I look over there and remember the fun times we had in that house miss you

  20. Wyman Smith on March 29, 2020 at 12:53 pm

    Phyllis my cuz
    I Love you xoxoxo
    I’m going to miss you tremendously
    Much Love

  21. JD Gerald on March 29, 2020 at 1:14 pm

    Phyllis my cuz
    Remembering the days we all hung out together as little kids in Florida. We were all close as family members. Noboby messed with the Ira Jr or Georgia Mae kids(Ease &grand daddy grands)
    Cause if they did they had to answer to The McCrays’
    You had our back back then and had my back when you can here
    We always had a bond cuz and I will always be grateful for that
    I’m going to truly miss you at all family functions and taking pictures with you all the time
    One of your favorite

  22. Ty Baldwin Wright on March 29, 2020 at 3:06 pm

    Mrs. Phyllis,
    I send my sincere condolences to your family in this season. I pray for their strength and understanding. Rest in paradise…

    Ty Baldwin Wright

    • Gloria Henderson on March 29, 2020 at 5:46 pm

      Such a wonderful lady with a great personality Ms Phyllis will truly be miss. RIP
      Diane and Doreen Henderson

  23. Selina Perry on March 30, 2020 at 7:27 am

    My condolences goes out to the family. May god be with you in this time of sorrow phyllis you will always be remembered much luv to you all.

  24. Roxanne Ross on March 31, 2020 at 6:51 pm

    My sincere and deepest condolences to the family. Phyllis I will definitely miss you.. Phyllis was a joy to be around and all gatherings. From the day I met you on Hawley Street you were always kind to me. Alway has a warm and inviting spirit.
    May God rest your soul!
    Roxanne Ross

  25. Lisa Giles on April 1, 2020 at 6:40 pm

    To my aunt Phyllis you were a classy lady I will miss your smile and your way of expressing yourself. You were a sharp dresser always on point I learned a lot from you growing up on how to carry yourself like a lady at all times and look your best. You will be truly missed I love you RIP ❤️❤️

    • Tanksley Family on April 1, 2020 at 11:20 pm

      To the McCray family
      Phyllis was a classy lady who got your attention when she entered the room, with her warm smile and style of dressing (like Dorthy Dandrige) we will truly miss her presence at functions that our families attended together.
      Our family sends prayers of strength, peace, unity and love during this time and forever to your family
      Love Velma and family

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