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PASSAGES Rev. Canon Miller M. Cragon, Jr,
2016-03-22

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The Rev. Canon Miller M. Cragon, Jr, 91, died peacefully at his home in Edgewater, Chicago at 1:55 a.m., Saturday, March 19, 2016.

He was born in Ruston, Louisiana, the son of Miller Murray Cragon, Sr. and Lou Willie Bond. He was in preceded in death by his brother William Louis Cragon.

Canon Cragon graduated from Tulane University, New Orleans ( BA ), Southern Methodist University of Dallas ( MA ) and The School of Theology at the University of Tennessee in Sewanee, Tennessee ( MDiv ). He was ordained a Deacon in 1946 and a priest in 1950. He had been Curate of St. Andrew's Episcopal Church in New Orleans, Rector of Christ Episcopal Church in Covington LA and Director of Religious Education at AlI Angels Episcopal Church in Dallas. In 1978 he was appointed by Bishop James W. Montgomery to serve as Canon to the Ordinary for Education and Ministry for the Diocese of Chicago. Upon his retirement in 1990 he was made an honorary Canon at St. James Episcopal Cathedral, Chicago by Bishop Frank Griswold. He was a member of St. James Cathedral and recently had been attending the Episcopal Church of the Atonement.

He is survived by his partner of 48 years, Gregorio Alvarado Schafler, whom he married in New York City on September 6, 2011. He is also survived by two brothers — Blithe Bond Cragon of Jackson, MS and Harvey Cragon of Dallas, TX and many nieces and nephews.

Requiem Mass will be concelebrated at 3pm Sunday, April 3, 2016, at the Episcopal Church of the Atonement, 5749 N Kenmore Ave, Chicago. Interment will be in St. James Cathedral Memorial Garden at a later date.

Memorials are suggested to the Episcopal Church of the Atonement or St. James Episcopal Cathedral.

Arrangements by Cremation Society of Illinois, 773-281-5058 or www.cremation-society.com .


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