Lieutenant Kevin Andre McRae, beloved son of Brenda McRae and William Venison, was born November 22, 1970, in Washington, D.C. He entered into eternal rest on May 6, 2015, our fallen hero.
Kevin was loved by many and is surely missed. He was an affable leader to whom people gravitated. Kevin loved sports and cheered for the home teams—Washington Redskins, Washington Wizards, and Pittsburgh Steelers. Kevin loved to travel and explore the world with his family.
Kevin was reared in a loving, close-knit extended family. He enjoyed playing board games, cards, and electronic games. Since age five, Kevin knew he wanted to become a firefighter when he grew up.
Educated in the District of Columbia school system, he attended Madeline Victoria Leckie Elementary, Francis Stevens Junior High, and Frank W. Ballou Senior High Schools. In July 1989, while a student at Ballou, he entered the cadet program with the D.C. Fire and Emergency Medical Services Department. He was still underage when he completed the cadet program and had to wait to begin working for the department. He was very excited about his new career and shared details of his training with family and friends. This prompted his cousin, the late fallen hero James McRae, III, to also enter the cadet program.
Kevin was promoted to the rank of sergeant in 2003 and to lieutenant in 2008. He is the 100th D.C. Fire and EMS Department member to pass away in the line of duty. For more than two decades he served with distinction; he made the ultimate sacrifice while helping others.
Kevin was a loving husband and father who adored and spent quality time with his family. His union with the late Chiquita Bridgers McRae resulted in the blessed births of two sons, Desmond and Davon McRae.
In 2006, he met the love of his life, Trell McRae. They married in 2008, joining the family with two additional blessings, and he became dad as well to Tiara Parker and Dalonte Mitchell. In 2009, he was also blessed with the birth of his daughter, Keavon McRae. His family was the apple of his eye; he cherished them.
Kevin accepted Jesus Christ as his personal Lord and Savior early in his life. In 2010, he and his wife joined First Baptist Church of Glenarden. He loved the Lord, and he loved attending church services. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.
Kevin leaves to celebrate his life and cherish fond memories his loving wife, Trell McRae; sons: Dalonte
Mitchell and Desmond and Davon McRae; daughters, Tiara Parker and Keavon McRae; mother, Brenda McRae-Hackett; father, William Venison; stepfather, John N. Hackett; brother, Darryl Venison; sister, Sharonda Venison; mother-in-law, Jackie Johnson; father-in-law, John Pearson; a host of other relatives; and the D.C. Fire and EMS family and friends.