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Keitt|Sapp|Shumake|McRae|McMillian|Clark|Ryal - All from Georgia

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This site was created to chronicle and share my genealogy research. It is also a tool for others that are searching for their family members and to see if there is any connection to my family. This is a project that is going to take years to complete. It has been a labor of love, a great deal of fun and quite stimulating.

If you are interested in the various surnames, you can start with the ones across the top of this page or you can look for them in the categories section to the right.

Please leave comments on any of the posts/articles that you read or email me using the form on the right. I do want your feedback, I will try to answer any question, and I desire your interaction. Love to know how to improve this site to better serve you,

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Leila McCray Jones will be missed.

Posted by Tonya Keitt Kalule



Leila McCrae Jones left us behind this year. She lost her battle with breast cancer in December of 2011. Even though I just met her last year, I will definitely miss talking to her. Leila and her family was discovered through ancestry.com along with another cousin who lives right in my hometown, Lydia McRae Harris. Lydia had recently discovered Leila through ancestry.com and she told me about her since Leila and I both lived in California. I was so excited to meet her first because she was the only living grandchild of Mose and Matilda McCray. I was excited to hear her story and how it was even possible that she was around to tell me. I feel blessed that I was able to meet her and spend some time with her listening to the stories of her child hood, and how much she really didn't know about her father's side of the family. Realizing all the time she was living so close to many of them in Lakeland, Georgia, but no knowing any of them. This is something that happens so often in families, and with my and other family members working on the family's history, we are pulling those family members back to the root of it all. It is a wonderful feeling to meet those relatives that you never knew existed. Some you will form bonds with and some you will not. Leila was one that I had formed a bond with. She has been fighting cancer since I met her in the summer of 2010.

You can view her obituary here



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