St. John's Cemetery Individual Record

Raye C. McCain

Raye C. McCain
(July 12, 1925 -- September 11, 2020)

Section: 44
Space: 6
Lot: 21
Maiden Name: Surles
Parents: Raymond & Erma Surles
Spouse: Robert L. McCain
Place of Birth: Pensacola FL
Occupation: Education
Current Owner: McCain, Carl

Raye Constance Surles McCain 

7/12/1925 - 9/11/2020 

Raye Constance Surles McCain, a Pensacola native-born to the late Erma and Raymond Surles on July 12, 1925. Raye was united in holy matrimony to Robert L. McCain. She was a graduate of Booker T. Washington High School Class of 1943. Raye attended Florida A&M University. She was employed with ARC Gateway, formerly the Escambia County Association for Retarded Citizens for 35 years. 

Early in life, Raye accepted Christ and united with Allen Chapel AME Zion Church where she continued her membership until her passing. 

Raye enjoyed traveling, reading, and was the "master chef" for her family and friends. 

Raye was preceded in death by her brother, Frank H. Surles. She leaves to cherish her memories a daughter, Irma (Al) Coby; two sons, Don McCain and Carl McCain; special cousin, Annie Louise White; a niece, Regina Holmes; extended family, Tony & Aretta Green, Taylor (Raphael) Vickers; and, a host of relatives and friends. 

The Viewing is Sunday, September 20th from 12:00 Noon to 6:00 p.m. The funeral service is Monday, September 21st, at 11:00 a.m. at Tracy Morton Memorial Chapel, 55 Coast Road, Pensacola, FL 32507. Burial is at St. John Cemetery, 301 North G Street, Pensacola, FL 32501. 

In lieu of flowers, the family request that donations be made to ARC Gateway in memory of Raye.