Audrey Mona McCrory

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Audrey Mona McCrory (Herzberg)

Birthplace: Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, United States
Death: January 21, 2006 (80)
Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, United States
Immediate Family:

Wife of Rollin John McCrory
Mother of Pat McCrory, Governor of North Carolina

Managed by: Tamás Flinn Caldwell-Gilbert
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About Audrey Mona McCrory

Mother of North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory.

Daughter of Harold B Herzberg & Edna Margaret Schwahn. Wife of Rollin John McCrory (ma. 30 Aug 1947).

GREENSBORO- Mrs. McCrory, formerly of Greensboro, passed away on January 21, 2006 with her family at her side at Sharon Towers in Charlotte. She was born May 2, 1925 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin where she graduated from Washington High School. She went on to earn her B.S. in Nursing from Marquette University and later completed both masters and doctoral degrees in Human Growth and Development from UNC-Greensboro.

Audrey was a wonderful wife, mother, nurse, community activist, artist, college instructor, sailor, beach enthusiast and tennis player who enjoyed life to the fullest. She also gave back to others while living in Milwaukee, Columbus, Greensboro and Charlotte. Audrey was a leader, including President of the Beaux Arts Society of the Columbus (Ohio) Museum of Art; President of the League of Women Voters (Columbus, Ohio); and twice the President of Weatherspoon Art Guild. She was also actively involved in the Sedgefield Women's Club, Sedgefield Country Club, First Presbyterian Church of Greensboro and other arts, music, academic and professional organizations. After earning her PhD, she taught sociology at Elon University, High Point University and Guilford Technical Community College. She had a loving relationship for 48 years with her husband, Mac, who passed away in 1995, and was always supportive of her four children, eight grandchildren and one brand new great grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her father, Harold Herzberg; her mother, Edna Herzberg, her brother, Howard Herzberg, and her husband, Rollin John (Mac) McCrory. She is survived by her daughter, Kay Louise McCrory of Charlotte and her two sons, Dr. James E. (Tripp) Winslow and his wife Dr. Stacie Zelman Winslow and John McCrory (Mac) Winslow and his wife Blythe Clifford and their new son, William Clifford Winslow. She is also survived by daughter, Linda McCrory Sebastian of Raleigh and her husband, Neal, along with daughters Mary McCrory Sebastian, Kathryn Louise Sebastian and son, Patrick Dillon Sebastian. Also surviving is Audrey's son, Philip Walter McCrory, his wife Marsha Wilson McCrory, of Charlotte, and their children Philip Wilson McCrory, Christopher Scott McCrory and Mary Nicholson (Molly) McCrory. Also surviving is son, Patrick Lloyd McCrory and his wife Ann Gordon McCrory of Charlotte.

We thank all of Audrey's friends, particularly in Greensboro, whom she loved very much, along with all of the staff at Sharon Towers who made her last 6 ½ years with Alzheimer's as comfortable as possible and Hospice of Charlotte for their care in her final hours.

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association-Southern Piedmont Chapter, 3800 Shamrock Drive, Charlotte, NC 28215 or to the Residents' Assistance Fund of Sharon Towers, 5100 Sharon Road, Charlotte, NC 28210.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00p.m. on Friday, January 27th at Sharon Presbyterian Church, 5201 Sharon Road, Charlotte with the Reverend Terry Hanna officiating. The family will receive friends at the church following the service.

Arrangements are in the care of Hankins & Whittington Dilworth Chapel, 1111 East Blvd., online at

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Audrey Mona McCrory's Timeline

May 2, 1925
Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, United States
October 17, 1956
Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio, United States
January 21, 2006
Age 80
Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, United States