“Did you ever know that you're my hero, and everything I would like to be? I can fly higher than an eagle, for you are the wind beneath my wings.”
Dr. Gerald McCants entered eternal rest on September 26, 2022 at his residence in Elizabeth City, North Carolina surrounded by his wife and family members. He was born in Detroit, Michigan to the late Oscar McCants and the late Odessa Wilson Strother. He was also pre-deceased by one brother, Marvin Powell.
A Memorial Service will be Friday, October 7, 2022, 1:00 p.m. at Beach River Funeral Home Chapel, Elizabeth City, North Carolina.
Gerald leaves to cherish his memories his wife, Dr. Mary Leary McCants, of the home; two step daughters, Erica Hill, of Raleigh NC, Leah Hill of Elizabeth City, NC, one step son Edward M. Hill Jr., Elizabeth City, NC - two sons, Darrell and Darren McCants both of Lansing, Michigan; four daughters, Denise McCants, Upper Marlboro, Maryland, Karla Lewis (Darius), Suffolk, Virginia, Kellie McCants, Norfolk, Virginia and Tabitha Tully (Dennis), Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri; seven grandchildren; two brothers, Ronald Powell, Arkansas and Gary Strother, Youngstown, Ohio; two sisters, DaVetta Paul, Youngstown, Ohio and Cheryl Johnson, Redford, Michigan; his best buddy - (fur baby) – BUMP and a host of nephews, nieces, extended family and friends.