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Shawn Staley McCray

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Saturday, May 11, 1968 - Tuesday, February 27, 2024

Shawn Staley McCray of Hartford passed away Tuesday, February 27, 2024 at his home. He was 55. 

Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, March 1, 2024 in the chapel of Sorrells Funeral Home in Slocomb with Rev. Tom Chestnut officiating. Burial will follow in the Hartford City Cemetery with Sorrells Funeral Home of Slocomb directing. 

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday beginning at 1:00 p.m. and continuing until service time. 

In lieu of flowers the family request that donations be made to American Cancer Society/ Hope Lodge NYC, 132 West 32nd Street, New York, NY 10001, or in Shawn’s memory. 

Shawn was born May 11, 1968 at Fort Dix, New Jersey to Jerry McCray and Karen Armstrong McCray. Shawn was a 1986 graduate from Geneva County High School. He was an avid outdoorsman, loved cooking especially Cajun food. Shawn worked at Lowes for twenty years, later becoming store manager. He was a dear friend to many and never met a stranger. Shawn loved his family dearly. 

Survivors include his mother, Karen Armstrong McCray, Hartford; father, Jerry McCray, Colorado Springs, Colorado; sister, Jennifer Peterson (Scott), Hartford; two nephews: Sawyer Peterson, Dothan and Connor Peterson, Hartford; other extended family and friends.  

Funeral Service

Date: Friday, March 1, 2024



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Bo White

Prayers for everyone.. Great human!
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My deepest condolences...
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Randy Ledet

I will miss Shawn immensely. He was the best manager I've ever had and treated everybody fairly.
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Jawanda Smith

I had the pleasure of having Shawn as a store manager. He will be truly missed. My condolences to his family and friends.
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Joe Banks

Prayers up to the family. Shawn was truly a inspiration to many, including myself. He will forever be missed.
Trina Gremillion

I offer my heartfelt sympathies. Shawn touched many lives and will be sorely missed.
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Justin Malott

Shawn will be greatly missed. He was a mentor for many and I’m grateful for knowing him and the time he invested in me. At any given time he could tell a story that’d leave you in pain from laughter and that’s what I’ll remember the most.
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Mike Diebold

Dear McCray Family, sorry for your loss. Shawn will always be remembered and greatly missed.
He truly is a great person and has impacted and inspired thousands of people.
Respectfully, his friend.
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Nina & Jeffrey Brannon

We are so sorry for your loss. Shawn will always be remembered for his laughter and his love for his family and friends. Lifting all of you up in Prayer today and in the days ahead. Jeffrey & Nina Brannon
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Terrell Ellis

Prayers for the family. Shawn was such a great person, he will be missed by many.
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Veronica Jno-Baptiste

Shawn was an amazing person. We had some good laughs and he left behind some awesome memories. Rest in Heaven McCray. - VJ

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