Arnetta McRae, daughter of Madison McRae, Sr., and the late Mildred McRae, was born on October 14, 1946, in Jersey City, New Jersey. She departed this life peacefully at home on Saturday, September 2, 2017, surrounded by her loving family.
She leaves to cherish her precious memory: her father, Rev. Madison J. McRae, Sr.; siblings, Milton Collins (Nadine), Dr. Margie McRae, Maxine McRae, Madison J. McRae, Jr. (Esther), and Ernest McRae (Harriet); loving nieces and nephews, Daphne Butler, Stacy Blake-Beard, Courtney McRae-Alston, Nikki Daniels, Kissa McRae, Weldon Blake, Maceo McRae, Madison D. McRae, Marwan McRae, and Ogoegbunam McRae-Osefoh; 1 aunt, Elizabeth Short; 1 uncle, Edward Blue (Elizabeth), and a host of other family and friends.
Arnetta retired from The Dupont Company in 1996 where she was Trademark and Copyright Counsel. She was a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated.
Arnetta also served in a number of public service positions, including President of the Delaware School Board Association, Chair of the Delaware Public Services Commission, and a Member of the Chief Executive Officer's Advisory Council of the Girl Scouts of Chesapeake Bay.
Her Celebration of Life Service will be 11 am, Friday, September 8th, at Community Presbyterian Church, 519 Rogers Road, New Castle, Delaware 19720, where viewing will be from 8:30-10:15 am only. Delta Omega Omega Service will begin at 10:15 am. Interment immediately following services at Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 N. Dupont Parkway, New Castle, Delaware 19720.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in her memory to the Lung Cancer Alliance: www.lungcanceralliance.org