Loving Mother, Grandmother and Great-Grandmother, Dorothy Lillie McClain, passed into God’s hands on Saturday, October 8, 2016, with her family by her side.
Lillie married the late Ralph McClain in 1948 and together they raised their three children in the Murfreesboro, TN area. Possessing a true servant’s heart, Lillie faithfully cared for family and friends through delicious cooking and baking. As a strong woman of faith and the heart of the McClain family, Lillie shaped their spirituality through her tireless Christian example. With a real zest for life, Lillie loved to be in her garden, go to yard sales in search of rare antiques, dance and play outdoors – especially with her Grandchildren.
Loved by many, Lillie is also preceded in death by devoted brothers, Thad and Simon Mayes and loving sisters, Mary Dawson and Annie Crutcher.
Lillie was a strong, dependable and loving mother to daughters, Lynda McClain and Carolyn McClain Grimes and son, Ralph McClain and wife, Donese, who all survive her. She is also survived by three grandchildren, Courtney Grimes Stafford and husband Jason, James William McClain, and SteFon McClain and wife Jessica. Lillie was blessed to also be survived by great- grandchildren, Graham Noah Stafford and TrePrince, Anastasia, Jaden and Daja McClain.
Her memory will be carried on in the legacy of love which is now with each of us – the lives she formed and touched by her love.
Visitation with the family will be Friday, October 14, 2016 from 11am-1pm with the funeral to follow at 1pm. Burial at Evergreen Cemetery.
Services have been entrusted to Rucker Memorial Chapel Inc. (615)895-2200