Our Story

Hello... My name is Ronnie McCray Jr. and I love candles and Washington, D.C. So I figured, why not combined the two with D.C. themed candles.
I’ve lived in the District for 10+ years and now call it home. After paying so much in rent, I bought my first home in 2017 which happens to be the same year I fell in love candles. There was a particular smell inside the house that I couldn't shake until I bought a candle and my life changed forever.

During the pandemic, I chose to take my love for candles up a notch and learned how to make them. What an experience. This was the first time I applied those science and math skills from high school that teachers told us we’d need later in life.

I’m excited to share my love of candles with you, and I hope their scents will transform your home as it did mine.

Our Name

Susie Lee Candles is named after my late grandmother, Susie Lee. She passed away when I was younger so I really don't know much about her. My goal was to bring a way for me to start talking about her more and increase my curiosity. So when someone ask, "Who is Susie Lee?" I can start a conversation about the magnificent woman she was.