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Lorie Ann McClain

Lorie Ann McClain, age 46, 142 Larkyn Drive, Lincolnton made a peaceful transition on Friday, June 8, 2012 at her residence surrounded by her loving family.

She was born in Lincoln County on October 10, 1965, the daughter of Thelma McClain Whitener.

Lori was a faithful member of Elshaddi Full Gospel Church. She graduated from Lincolnton High School class of 1983. She also received a degree from Gaston College in Early Childhood Development. In the mid 80’s she pursued a career in the Mental Health Field. Lorie was an asset to the North Carolina Department of Mental Health for more than 20 years. She was employed at Easter Seals as a Direct Support Provider.

Funeral services are Thursday, June 14, 2012 at 3 p.m. at Moore’s Chapel Baptist Church with burial to follow in Poplar Springs A.M.E. Zion church cemetery. The family will receive friends 30 minutes prior to the service at the church.

Survivors are three daughters, Darra McSwain, Jasmine McSwain and Shanniyah McLain all of Lincolnton; mother, Thelma Whitener (Will) of Denver; two brothers, Anthony McClain (Loquita) of Columbus, Ga., Antonio McClain (Alissa) of Lincolnton; one sister, Andrea Whitener of Charlotte; two grandchildren, Noah Zion Linder, Gabriel Josiah Linder; three aunts, Creola McClain, Cynthia Monday, Veronica Smith; one great uncle, James McClain; a dear cousin who was like her sister, Devonda Friday; six nephews and two nieces who she dearly loved.

Lorie had a loving spirit; she never understood the word “no” when it came to giving and helping. Her home was a place of refuge for both the young and old. She always wanted to be a blessing to someone.

Ebony & White’s Funeral Service is serving the McClain family.


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