Kathryn Callie Anderson McCree 1914 - 2011 Chicago
Homegoing services for Kathryn Callie Anderson McCree, 96, Chicago, were held Saturday at Oakdale Covenant Church in Chicago with the Rev. Drs. D. Darrell Griffin and Willie Jemison officiating.
Mrs. McCree died Thursday, March 31, 2011.
She was born Aug. 14, 1914, in Wilmington, N.C., the daughter of Callie Larkins and David James Anderson. She graduated from high school in Wilmington.
Mrs. McCree attended Kansas University. She had worked as a licensed cosmetologist. In Baltimore, she worked at the Social Security Administration. After moving to Lawrence, Kan., in 1953, she worked in the health department and East Central Kansas Economic Opportunity Corporation (ECKAN), served as treasurer for Summer Teen Programs (Comprehensive Employment and Training Act) and retired from KU.
Mrs. McCree was a community organizer both in New York and Lawrence. She was actively involved in the civil rights movement. She was a member of the local chapter of the NAACP, in which she held every elective office. She was on the board of directors for the Ballard Community Center, was a past member of the Older Women’s League (OWL) and Friends of the Court. Mrs. McCree was a member of St. James A.M.E. Church. At St. James, she was the head steward, trustee, choir member, church treasurer, Sunday school member and member of the Willing Workers.
She married Alexander McCree in 1929. He preceded her in death.
She was also preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Delories Williams; three sons, Alexander, Rudolph and Lockwood; three brothers, John, David and William; three sisters, Irene, Mary and Lilliebelle; and a grandson, Lockwood Anderson Jr.
Survivors include two daughters, Mary Thomas, Hemet, Calif., and Myrna McCree, Las Vegas; a son, William McCree, Lawrence; 12 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-granchildren.