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Mrs. Cynthia Ann Cohen McCray was born December 18, 1957, in Melbourne, Florida. She was the eldest child and daughter of the late Allen Cohen, Jr., and Magdalene Clay Cohen. She was called home to be with our Lord on Saturday, December 4, 2021. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her three baby brothers; Baby Cohen, Eugene Cohen, and Nathaniel Cohen.
She was a 1975 graduate of Melbourne High School in Melbourne, FL. She later went on to start school at Columbus College, now Columbus State University. Six months after giving birth to her son Nathan, she met a young soldier by the name of Henry Lee McCray whom she married and became her life-long soulmate. For 42 years, they were committed to each other, building a home with their foundation of love as they were blessed with two daughters, Latisha and Tracy. From their three children, they have gained 10 grandchildren.
Cynthia was a very hard-working woman at an early age. She held several occupations from Certified Nursing Assistant, Machinist, Custodian, Deli Clerk, Electrical Journeyman, and Machine Operator before being disabled and unable to work.
Cynthia was a natural caregiver who loved all that came into her presence. She has opened her home to many people through the years helping them get their life in order. As a loving mother of three, she has adopted two additional children, a niece and nephew, and raised them as her own. She was the Matriarch of the family, a beacon of hope and help for those need whether for family or friends.
Cynthia loved to travel, fish, knit, dance, and listen to good music and eat good food. She loved to entertain family and friends. She was a selfless and loving wife to her husband, and mother to her children and grandchildren.
Cynthia leaves behind her loving husband: Henry McCray, one devoted son: Nathan (Annatacher) Person, of Atlanta, GA, two devoted and loving daughters: Lataisha McCray and Tracy McCray, of Columbus, GA, ten grandchildren, three sisters; JoAnn Hugle, Brenda Cohen, both of Columbus, GA and Loretta Clark, of St. Helena Island, SC, two brothers: Arthur (France) Cohen, of St. Helena Island, SC and Willie Cohen of Connecticut, a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
The McCray family is being assisted by Georgia Cremation, 7500 Veterans Parkway, Suite A, Columbus, Georgia 31909, 706-577-0055. The family invites you to leave a condolence or share a fond memory below.