Mr. Malik Tremel McRae was born Dec. 10, 2003, in Hazlehurst to Michael and Debran McRae.
He graduated from Jeff Davis High School with the class of 2022. He enjoyed playing football, basketball and ran with the track team.
Malik was a respectful young man who loved his family. Malik was his mother’s fourth heartbeat, and now that heartbeat is filled with loving memories. She knows he is looking down on her and will guide her to continue to love everyone and will be waiting to see her again. Malik was his father’s baby boy, and he always will be. He was the youngest and he knew how to get whatever he wanted from his family with just his bright smile and a soft-spoken word. He always gave a helping hand to his Nana when it was needed. He might have been the little brother but his nieces and nephews looked up to him like a big brother. He would do anything for them. From babysitting to keeping them up to date on the hottest trends. Malik will forever live on through us all. Long live Liik Liik.
He is preceded in death by his maternal grandfather Maxie Lee Burney; paternal grandmother Estella McRae; aunt Rosa Lee Smith; uncles George Tobler Jr., James (Loretta) Tobler, and Dr. Reverend Marvin Leon McRae.
He was a member of Antioch CME Church. He leaves the church with his memories. His parents Michael and Debran McRae; brothers: Michael (Marquetta) Conaway, Rodney (Rebecca) McRae, and Tremayne (Monica) McRae; god sisters Monae Moye, and Malaya Knox; god brother Jameel Mincey; Nana Johnnie Mae Tobler; step-grandmother Betty L. Burney; aunts Angela McRae, Deborah Burney-Johnson, Cynthia (Gary) Benjamin, Michele Burney; uncles Franklin (Starsilveneious) Conaway, Bruce (Alberta) King, Cedric (Audrey) Clark, Anthony Tobler, Tony (Angel) Clark, Maxie (Kendra) Burney, Milton McRae, Melvin (Cynthia) McRae; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Pastor Joyce Batten officiated his funeral service with the Rev. Howard McRae offering the eulogy, Sharon McRae and Melvin McRae reading poems, Bishop William Hollis and Pastor Eddie Harmon reading scripture, and Shameka Jones and Patsy McRae offering solos.
Flower attendants were the Class of 2022 and honorary pallbearers were uncles.
Active pallbearers were Michael Conaway, Rodney McRae, Tremayne McRae, Franklin Conaway Jr., Marvin Leon McRae and Desmond Di’Ron Russell.
King Brothers Funeral Home was in charge.