Mr. Jimmy (Jimbo) McCory

June 30, 1947 ~ August 4, 2021 (age 74)


On Wednesday, August 4, 2021, God in His infinite wisdom, called Jimmy McCory from his earthly home to his eternal home. He was a resident at Lexington of Chicago Ridge Nursing Home in Chicago Ridge, Il. Jimmy was born on June 30, 1947 in Lumpkin, GA to the late Mr. Robert McCory, known for his caring spirit and Mrs. Frances Mae McCory, known as the neighborhood disciplinary mom. Jimmy was the third child of six siblings. One brother, Robert McCory, Jr., preceded him in death at the young age of twelve.

As a young boy full of life and a laughable sense of humor, Jimmy, known to others as Jimbo, grew up to become a beacon of strength and love for his family. He attended Stewart County School System. Jimmy moved to Chicago, Il where he acquired many skills, but cooking was his passion. He could make something out of nothing. He was a skillful chief cook at Sears Towers in Chicago, Il for years. After living in Chicago for a few years, Jimmy confessed Christ as his personal Savior and joined Metropolitan Community Church.

Jimmy loved his family dearly and that love was reciprocated and certainly exemplified through his wife, children, grandchildren, sisters and brothers. He leaves to cherish his memory: a devoted wife, Mary Strozier; four loving children: Yolanda Strozier, Felicia Strozier, Terrell Wilkerson and Terry Floyd. Ten grandchildren: Chantel Strozier, Da'Monte Williams, Chekiya Wilkerson, Jamal Wilkerson, Ronald Pollard, Tequita Cradic, Lequita Cradic, Terry Cradic, Terry Floyd, Jr., and Terry Floyd III; six siblings: Christine Moses, Margaret Nell Shingles, Benjamin (Mamie) McCory, Billie Ann Mallory, Jeanie Richardson and James Harris; one uncle and three aunts: John Horne, Jr., Roxie Mae Bradwell, Clara Bess and Ella Johnson and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives along with many others who loved him.

Mr. Jimmy (Jimbo) McCory will be deeply missed by his family and friends.

Due to the coronavirus there will be no memorial services at this time. The family wish to thank you for your prayers, calls and all acts of kindness during this time.

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