|Birth: ||Jan. 9, 1915|
|Death: ||Jul. 23, 1993|
Our beloved one, Lena S. McCree was a woman of virtue, kindness and modesty. She lived a life that was full and constructive and loving. Her life touched many people and was at times filled with many trials, but also great joy. Much of that joy was because of her children, grandchildren and her loving family. Lena was one of two daughters born to John Henry Singleton and Lena Singleton Jackson in Barnesville, Georgia on January 9, 1915 and spent most of her early childhood in Americus, Georgia before the family eventually moved to Atlanta. She came from a family who were pioneers in the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church. Her greatest strength was her faith in God. She was a long time faithful member of Atlanta's Butler St. C.M.E. Church. Lena later graduated from Booker T. Washington High School in Atlanta and there met and united in Holy Matrimony on April 8, 1942 to Otis W. McCree, M. D. who preceded her in death. Two daughters and one son where added to this union. She was blessed to not work outside her home. Her full-time job was loving, nurturing, guiding and providing a Christian and God-fearing home for her husband and children. From 1953 to 1957 she served as the first Brownie Scout Leader for a troop that was based from College Park's Friendship Baptist Church. In 1957 she became the neighborhood chairman for the Northwest Atlanta District of Metro-Atlanta's Girl Scouts of America. Throughout her life, Lena was a delight to her friends, a joy to her family, and a source of good will to the stranger for whom she befriended. During the late 1950's and early 1960's the McCree home was host to several civil rights meeting with the likes of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Andrew Young, Julian Bond, Rev. Hosea Williams, local ministers and others often in attendance. She begin taking care of her ailing husband around the clock when severe illness forced him into retirement in 1974 until his death in 1982. Through it all Lena's devotion and love for her husband was steadfast. Years later Lena moved in with her mother, who had suffered a stroke at age 94 and cared for her until her placement in a nursing home. Our beloved one departed this life suddenly into the embrace of God on July 23, 1993, answering the summons that sounds for all. For we are sojourners upon earth and our times are in God's Hands. Like a good soldier, she fought the good fight of faith till the end and refused to let go of the unchanging hand of God. She will be remembered as a constant source of inspiration and support to her family, friends and the many other lives she touched. With the faith and love she gave to us, we carry on. We commend her to the serenity, peace and the blessing of eternal life.
"The Comfort And Sweetness Of Peace"
After the clouds, the sunshine
After the winter, the spring
After the shower, the rainbow,
For life is a changeable thing.
After the night, the morning,
Biding all darkness cease,
After life's cares and sorrows,
The comfort and sweetness of peace.
-Helen Steiner Rice
Lena Marie Stephens Jackson (1892 - 1996)
Otis William McCree (1914 - 1982)*
Otis William McCree (1955 - 2011)*
Katherine Velma Singleton Dawson (1912 - 1968)*
Lena Marie Singleton McCree (1915 - 1993)
Plot: Garden of St. John
Created by: Curtis Jackson
Record added: Oct 25, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6876411