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“To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted;” ~ Ecclesiates 3:1-2
Raymond Allen McCarthy, affectionately called Allen/ Bub/Nephew by his family and friends, son of the late Calvin J. McCarthy and Bettie G. McGill McCarthy, was born in Albany, NY on February 10, 1967. Raymond received his formal education at Albany High School where he was a notable track star. He served in the United States Navy from 1985-1989. After leaving the United States Navy, Raymond continued to serve his community and country at large as an employee with the Department of Veteran Affairs in Albany, New York. He retired from The Department of Veterans Affairs in 2013.
Raymond was born into St. John’s Church of God In Christ where the late John Jack Johnson was the founder and preacher. Upon request, Raymond was known to sing “Oh Happy Day”. He believed in and loved the Lord. Raymond would always say with a smile on his face, in a calm voice, “Jesus knows my heart.” He was a fan of the great gospel artist, John P. Kee. He also enjoyed Kirk Franklin’s music. Raymond would make jokes with his family about Kirk Franklin’s clothes, but secretly he admired his musical talent.
He joined Kim Anderson McCarthy in holy matrimony on May 25, 1996 in Buffalo, NY. This union was blessed with two beautiful children. Raymond loved his family, his friends, card games, and history. He would read historical fiction books in his spare time and the newspaper everyday. Raymond had a keen interest in learning new things. When you asked him something that he did not know the answer to, he would research it fervently. Like his son, Xavier, he would get lost in Google searching for trivial facts. Raymond did not talk too much, but when he did, it was quick, witty, and oftentimes funny. Raymond had these one liners that would catch his friends and family off guard; usually during family gatherings and/or during rounds of playing spades for fun with family and friends.
On Monday night, March 22, 2021, God picked another flower from His garden to transplant in heaven, His child, Raymond Allen McCarthy. As many on this side of glory are deeply saddened of his departure, many are also left to cherish his memories.
Raymond leaves to cherish his unforgettable memories, his virtuous and loving wife, Kim Anderson McCarthy, his daughter Nyla McCarthy and his son Xavier McCarthy of Albany, NY; siblings Mearies (James) Graham of Albany, NY,; Janet McCarthy of Atlanta, GA,; Heather (Frank) Brown of Albany, NY,; Monique Boea of Atlanta, GA,; Christi (Darrell) Beckley of Rochester, NY,; Marcy Bethea of Syracuse, NY,; Ericka McCarthy of Atlanta, GA,; LaVell McCarthy of Syracuse, NY,; Mello McCarthy of Albany, NY,; Michael McCarthy of Albany, NY,; Shaquille (Moné) McCarthy of Richmond,Virginia,; Akintunde Akinjiola of Harlem, NY,; Oluyinka Akinjiola of Portland, Oregon,; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, and a multitude of friends.
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