McRay Pettigrew Jr., 38, formerly of Orlando Florida, passed away Monday October 3, 2022.
McRay Pettigrew was born on September 27, 1984 in Los Angeles, California a son of Yvonne (Medley) and McRay Pettigrew Sr. He then moved to Bellaire, Ohio while traveling as a truck driver and also working in the oil and gas field.
McRay Pettigrew was residing in Bellaire, Ohio with his wife and children until God called him home. McRay was a family man. He was loving, caring and kind to everyone. His charisma was infectious. He turned your worst days into your best days. He was honored in being a father to his children, a husband to his wife and a friend and coworker to many. If you knew him you loved him. To know McRay, you know what it’s like to have a friend, confidant, son, brother, uncle and a loving father. To say that he will be missed is an understatement.
To show the compassionate heart McRay had, he adopted three special sisters and embraced them as his own daughters; Stacee, Phyllis and Tracy Pope. McRay was preceded by his father; McRay Pettigrew.
In addition to his mother, he leaves behind his wife, Mary Kaye Pettigrew-Pope; eight children: Ray’shad, McRay, Raven, MaKayla, Raekwon, Rayshawn, Rayonna and Ray’asia Pettigrew. Siblings: Tenicka Alexandra, William Medley, Corey (Jaqueline) Pettigrew, and Raina Pettigrew, nieces and nephews; Katelyn, Deja, Jania, Corey Jr. Jasmine, Neveah, Raiven, Rayvion, and Mariyah, God Daughter, Ida Bridges, as well as a host of uncles, aunts, cousins, in-laws and countless friends.
Family and friends will be received at the Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes and Crematory 441 37th Street Bellaire, Ohio on Wednesday, October 12, 2022 from 4pm until 8pm. Funeral services will be Saturday October 15, 2022 at 2pm at St. Paul AME Church in 1012 South Park Avenue, Apopka Florida. McRay will be laid to rest near his hometown, in Apopka Florida.