Kemry McFarland

Obituary of Kemry McFarland

Kemry G. McFarland, 62, of Ocean City, formerly of Mullins, South Carolina went home to be with the Lord on Friday October 8, 2010. Kemry was born on May 7, 1948 in Mullins, South Carolina to the late Jack Page and Zulene Gordon. In 1967, Kemry married Nathan McFarland in Ocean City, New Jersey. She was employed at Shore Memorial Hospital for a brief time, Pleasantville Public Schools as a bookkeeper for Title I and most recently as Human Resources Manager for the Atlantic City Public Schools. Kemry was a faithful member of St. James AME Church in Ocean City and held positions as church clerk, steward, missionary, youth director, trustee and choir director. She was district lay leader for the Atlantic City District. Her community activities included membership in the Ocean City Municipal Alliance, Geranium Temple #469 Daughter Ruler, Theta Kappa Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and the Negro Business and Professional Women's Club, Inc. Atlantic City Chapter where she held several offices including president and vice-president. Kemry was an advocate for youth in the community sponsoring many local events such as college trips, MLK celebrations, Black History Month programs and she helped many youth get accepted into college. She was also a part-time travel agent organizing an annual Caribbean cruise. Kemry is survived by: her husband of forty-three years, Nathan; sons, Daryle (Pam)of Greensboro, North Carolina and Michael(Charissa) of Raleigh, North Carolina; daughter, Pamela Brown (George) of Memphis, Tennessee; grandchildren, Darius, Deon, Symon, Margaret and Olivia; special cousins, Lillie Mildred Bowden, Earnestine Gordon Davis, Booker T. Gordon, Jr., Veronica Cato, Katonga Peacock, Alisha Bowden, Dwayne Bowden, Deidre Samuel and Dana Bowden; sisters-in-law, Beverly Gary, Dorothy N. McFarland and Dorothy McFarland; brother-in-law, Elson McFarland; special friends, aka "The Crew", Georgia Singleton, Ann Baker, Anna Livingston, Lana McCants, Mary Miles, Effie Jenkins-Smith and Bernice McClellan.
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Visitation

St. Paul African Methodist Episcopal Church 1203 Harrison Avenue, Pleasantville NJ US 08232 Thursday, Oct. 14, 2010, 09:00 am - 11:00 am

Services

St. Paul African Methodist Episcopal Church 1203 Harrison Avenue, Pleasantville NJ US 08232 Thursday, Oct. 14, 2010, 11:00 am

Cemetery

Atlantic City Cemetery Pleasantville NJ US 08232 Thursday, Oct. 14, 2010, 1:30 pm

Charities

Ovarian Cancer Research Fund 14 Pennsylvania Plaza, Suite 1400, New York NY US 10122
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