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Fred McCray Jr.

Dec. 30, 1991 – June 24, 2019

NATCHEZ— Services for Fred McCray Jr., 27, of Ferriday, who died Monday, June 24, 2019, will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Pilgrim Baptist Church in Natchez with the Rev. Danny Tron Lewis officiating.       
Burial will follow at Consurella Cemetery in Waterproof under the directions of Concordia Funeral Home in Ferriday.
Mr. McCray was born Dec. 30, 1991, in Bastrop, La., the son of Fred McCray Sr. and Dr. Carol K. Williams.
He was an educator at Morgantown Middle School in Natchez, where he recently was voted “Teacher of the Year 2018-2019,” a Kappa Alpha Psi, and Natchez and Infinity Krewe of Vidalia.
He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Henry Savage; three uncles, Zachary Washington, Michael Savage and Gary Savage; and one cousin, LaDrain Davis.
Survivors include his parents, his father; his mother and husband, Barry Williams, all of Ferriday; paternal grandparents, Ernest and Phyllis Ellis of Ferriday and James and Rhonda Coleman, Natchez; maternal grandmother, Laura Davis of Ferriday; godparents, Addison and Ima Thomas of Vidalia; four sisters, Tyniesha Woods and husband, Shond, of Pendergrass, Ga., Hailey Williams of Ferriday, Eriontae Smith and Shanrika Barnes and husband, Michael, of Baton Rouge; two brothers, Barrinton Williams of Ferriday and Barry Williams Jr. of Baton Rouge; two godbrothers, Addison Thomas Jr. and Roderick Ransom, both of Vidalia; 16 aunts, Debra Harris and companion, Rickey T. Koon, and Sarah Davis, all of Ferriday, Glenda Bailey of Vidalia, Ernestine Davis and husband, Tracey, of Catersville, Ga., Erika Oguori of Powder Springs, Ga., Sophia Washington and Shantell Washington of Marietta, Ga.,  Kizza Washington of Smyrna, Ga., Gwen Taylor of Hattisburg, Faye Herald of Oakland, Calif., Stephanie Edwards of Hayward, Calif., Faye Herald of Oakland, Calif., Katrina Jones and husband, Spencer, of Jackson, Tameka Coleman of Houston, Paula Davis of Huntsville, Texas, Eva Smith and husband, Eldon, of Hephizah, Ga., Shirley, Nannette, Annette and Mel McCray-Murray, all of Ferriday; 13 uncles, Lawrence Davis and wife, Magnolia, of Ferriday, Alfred Davis and wife, Velta, of Lafeyette, La., James Davis and wife, Lynette, Snellville, Ga., Julius McCray and wife, Shirley, of Ruston, La., Dexter Washington and wife, Cecelia, Houston, Ga., Orlando Washington and wife, Ethel, of Mapleton, Ga., Dairian Washington of Smyrna, Ga., Imari Washington of Houston, Leonard Lee and wife, Annie, of Katy, Texas, Jeffery Harris, of Monroe, La., Michael Savage of Crescent City, Calif., Henry Savage of Stockton, Calif., and James Coleman Jr. of Dallas and L.C. of Ferriday; one great-uncle, Willie Davis and wife, Shirley, of St. Joseph, La.; special cousin, Ernetria Banks of Ferriday; six special friends, Ebony Banks of Vidalia, Kenya Ceasor of Baton Rouge, Celexicia Brumfield of Baton Rouge, Jalisa King of Houston, Ki’ana Parker of California and Mitoya Wilson of Ferriday; and a number of other relatives and friends to share “The Fred McCray Jr. Way.”
Online condolences can be sent to the family at concordiafuneralhomeinc.com.