Tracie

August 26, 1967 ~ August 13, 2021

Born in: Los Angeles, CA
Resided in: Los Angeles, CA

Tracie Geneva McCartney was born in Los Angeles, California. She was the first of two children born to her mother Doris Ann McCartney and father Julius White. Tracie’s sister Bridgette Lynn McCartney was born just 14 months later.

A native Californian Tracie was born in the historic West Adams district of Los Angeles. An Alumna of Marvin Avenue Elementary School, Pasteur Junior High School and Hamilton High School where Tracie spent her high school years. After graduating from Hamilton in 1985, Tracie went on to attend and earn her AA Degree in Nursing from Los Angeles Southwest College in 1992 and her BA Degree in Gerontology from the University of Southern California (USC) in 1996.

After graduating from USC Tracie began her health care career at the Delta Senior Center in Los Angeles where she worked as a care giver for several years. She furthered that career when she secured employment at Peppermint Ridge where she worked for 9 years. Ever industrious Tracie eventually secured a position through her employment with Friends Outside at the California Institution for Men Prison. She worked at the institution for 15 years and held the position of Program Director for the Visitor Center Program at the time of her passing.

In 1988 Tracie with her partner Onyo Prince gave birth to the first of her three children Christoffer Andrew Prince. In 1997 Tracie married Bernard King with whom she bore two children Maya Brejanae King in 1996 and Sontaree Kiara King in 1998. In 2019 Tracie became the proud grandmother of Juliette Ann Rushing.

Known to all who crossed her path as a sweet, loving, kind, and caring person. Tracie never met a stranger and would strike up a conversation with anyone. Remembered for her kindness, strength, resilience, and supportive nature Tracie was always helpful and encouraging. She had an infectious laugh that she shared with the world. It didn’t take much to make her laugh or smile and she had the cutest way of covering her mouth when she laughed hard. Always fun and always funny Tracie always lit up a room.

Gerald Lavert was Tracie’s favorite singer and she loved music overall especially “slow jams”. Tracie loved to read (especially poetry) she also enjoyed dining out and road trips to San Diego, Palm Springs, and casino getaways (where she would mostly just relax) were just some of her things-to-do. Tracie also enjoyed her “me” time when she would appreciate and reflect upon the simple joys of life and family. She developed the habit of journaling and would write in her journal constantly. Always beside her she found writing in it helpful in every aspect of her life from her personal goals and objectives to her business plans, hopes, and dreams.

Always the Fashionista, Tracie never left the house not dressed for the world with her hair and nails done to perfection. Famous for her trips to downtown LA.’s “Aller and local malls she loved to shop and would find unique items that no one else seemed to have. She knew how put an outfit together so that it looked expensive by the time she stepped out in style wearing it. She loved shoes and her hair was always “done up” in different fashionable styles. Tracie was neat, tidy, and organized with a home that was always impeccably clean and children who were always neat, clean, and well-dressed. Tracie’s greatest joy was being a mother and her favorite job was being a mom. She was fiercely protective of family and friends and always ready to take up arms in defense of those she loved and cared about. That protective spirit grew even stronger once her beautiful children came along.

Tracie leaves to survive her Mother Doris, Son Christoffer, Daughters, Maya and Sontaree, granddaughter Juliette, sister Bridgette, nephews Jarrett and Brandon Caldwell, Aunt Lois Smith, Great Aunt Jerrolyn Hogue, Son-in-law Breland Rushing, Stepdaughter Shonya King, Cousin Sonya Arline, dear friend Nicole Martin, best friend Lisa Thomas and goddaughter Porsha. Along with a host of other cousins, family and friends.

Born on August 1967, Tracie Geneva McCartney took her wings on August 2021, and went to be with her beloved grandmother and Geneva Runnels, great-grandmother Charity Britton whom she lovingly cared for during their illnesses. Now resting in Gods Kingdom Tracie watches over us.

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Service: September 22, 2021 12:00 pm

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Inglewood, CA 90301

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Reception: September 22, 2021 2:00 pm - September 22, 2021 4:00 pm

Lighthouse Memorials & Receptions - McCormick Center
635 S. Prairie Ave.
Inglewood, CA 90301

310-792-7580
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  1. candle 5I miss you my sweet baby girl. It hurt so bad I don’t understand why you, it should have been me first.
    Love you ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ Mom

  2. candle 7Mom, you’re the most beautiful memory locked in my heart ❤️. I’ll love you forever, no matter how far we’re apart 🙏🏾.

  3. candle 4I love u Tracie. My little sister/cousin. I’m still having a very hard time coming to terms with u no longer here. I will truly miss u. I have lots of great memories of u and will hold on to them to help me press on. Thx for being such a wonderful, caring person. Rest in paradise.

  4. candle 7To my dear big sister Tracie G McCartney I will miss you so very much. I am completely devastated that you are gone to soon. Thank you Sissy for being my protector and always there for me and my boys. For so long it was just the three of us you me and Mom a trio unbreakable. Sissy I can’t image life without you I know you are now resting well in the arms of our Heavenly Father. 🙌🏾 I promise that as long as I live I will be the best Auntie to my Nephew and Neices as you were to yours! I love you big sister and always will! 😔💔🙏🏽

    Bridge 💜
    #SISTERLOVE
    #IWILLALWAYSLOVEYOUSISSY
    #FOREVERINMYHEART

  5. candle 6Gone too soon.. I won’t question GOD, he needed you more. Your kindness, spirit and smile will never be forgotten.

  6. candle 7I was so sadden to hear of your transitioning my Hami sister. Sending prayers of love, comfort and strength to your family. 🙏🏾❤️

    Rochelle Griffis
    Hami c/o “87”

  7. candle 1I thank God for the joy that Tracie brought into my life as a child. Memories of her love, laughter and beauty l will forever be in my heart. To my family, I pray that the thought of Tracie being welcomed into heaven by our family that has passed away before her, brings you the same comfort that it continues to bring me.

  8. candle 4Dear Tracie, I’m still in disbelief that you are gone😢 I’m thinking this is a dream and I will be waking up soon 😢 My heart is heavy knowing you are no longer with us. Even though we didn’t see each other often when we got together you can never tell. I had a dream about you a week after your passing you were saving me from a bully. In School you was my guardian angel you were always around to protect me ❤️ So I guess the dream meant you will be protecting me In from the Heaven gates ❤️ Until we meet again rest easy cousin❤️🙏🏽 I Love you and we will see each other again.

  9. candle 1Stepmom is a understatement loving mother Best friend you are I’m glad I got to be blessed with you in my life you always gave me unconditional love no matter what drama I came with always open and straight to the point I did not think I would be writing this this soon but life is so unexpected at times and I want you to know I love you I appreciate everything you have done for me over the years my heart is weak but I know in time It will be better until we meet again Love Always Shonyae king

  10. candle 7Tracie I’m here sending love too all of you I’m here to say thank you for being in my child Shonyae life and giving unconditional love all these years she always spoke good things about you and told me how much love you give I wanna say thank you and I’m blessed that I got to know you love Always Robin Robinson

  11. candle 7I didn’t have the pleasure of knowing Mrs. Tracie but I know her sister Bridgett I can only imagine what an amazing woman she was.
    Rest easy in paradise. My deepest condolences to all the family.
    Sincerely,
    Norma Lozano

  12. candle 2Tracie’s class and grace will definitely be missed. She was a great person and an even better friend. I’m sending my love and prayers to the family.

    Carmen

  13. candle 1Dear Doris, Brigit & family,
    My heart goes out to all of you.
    Tracie’s sweet smile and heart rests peacefully in the Lord’s arms. May her spirit live in each of you, may God’s peace keep you lifted.
    Love, Tracey

  14. candle 4My dear beautiful Sista Friend, words cannot express how much you will be missed. God allowed me a moment in time to walk a portion of your life journey. From Southwest College and beyond, to girls’ night outs and our own girls’ trip to Las Vegas. Countless moments of laughter, tears, collaboration on education and dreams. My life is just that much richer because God allowed me to meet you. May you rest in eternal peace, until we meet in paradise. Love always your big Sis Sheila.

  15. Tracie being my sissies best friend all these years you of course have grown to be my big sis as well. You’ve attended my wedding, my baby showers… I just can’t believe the Beautiful presence of you will not be with us anymore. I will always remember you as an Amazing person, friend and big sister. I love you and may your smile continue to shine bright.

  16. candle 5Today is the day we celebrate your life, that includes your happiness your smile and your joy. Today we can be at peace knowing that you had your time to love to cry to share with us, but knowing that God needed his angel back brings us great joy that you were the chosen one. Continue to share your light down and will be forever be grateful.. love you always and you will be forever be missed.. Sincerely always .. as you would say Miss Fallon

  17. candle 1Tracie we love you so much and I will never forget about you! I will miss that warm smile and those sweet text messages. You were a special person that came into our lives 40 years ago. Rest In Peace Tracie!💐

    Love,
    Ms. Williams, Desiree, Terence

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