Recognizing Mrs. Victoria Whitehead McCrayby Representative G. K. Butterfield
Posted on 2015-02-10
of north carolina
in the house of representatives
Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Mr. BUTTERFIELD. Mr. Speaker, today it is with great pleasure that I
rise to recognize the contributions of Mrs. Victoria Whitehead McCray,
a dedicated educator and public servant. Mrs. McCray is being honored
by the Gamma Beta Omega chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. at
this year's Diamond Anniversary Banquet in Wilson, North Carolina. Mrs.
McCray has dedicated her life to the service of others and is most
deserving of this recognition.
Mrs. McCray was born on October 22, 1927, in Wilson, North Carolina, to John Henry Whitehead and the former-Victoria Ennis. Mrs. McCray attended Darden High School in Wilson, and attended North Carolina Central University in Durham. Following her education at NCCU, Mrs. McCray taught business and typing courses and produced a booklet on Black History entitled ``A Proud Heritage'' that was widely distributed to students and others.
Mrs. McCray is a Golden Member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. She has held every office in the chapter including as Tamiouchos, Nominating Committee Chair, and Treasurer, where she has demonstrated her financial expertise. For her many contributions to her Sorority and community, Mrs. McCray was awarded the Phenomenal Woman Award for Outstanding Community Service from the Alumni Chapter at Bennett College.
Mrs. McCray is married to Wilford McCray and they are proud parents of Ms. Paulette McCray. Mrs. McCray is a member of the historic Jackson Chapel First Missionary Baptist Church in Wilson, where she serves as finance committee chair.
Mr. Speaker, Mrs. McCray's contributions to our great nation are many. She is dedicated to the service of others and her passion for education and community is self-evident. I ask my colleagues join me in congratulating Mrs. Victoria Whitehead McCray on the high honor of being recognized by the Gamma Beta Omega chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.