Mr. Joseph Bernard McClain

04/30/1965 - 06/05/2015

Obituary for Mr. Joseph Bernard McClain

Mr. Joseph Bernard McClain was born April 30, 1964 at Duke HOspital to Harrison and Louise Harris McClain. He departed this life on June 5, 2015 at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, GA surrounded by family and friends.

He was educated in the Durham Public School system. In 1982 he enlisted in the United States Navy where he received his high school diploma. He was honorably discharged in 1986.

At and early age he joined Friendship House of Prayer Holiness Church.

Joseph was employed by Blue Cross Blue Shield, Duke Hospital, Baby Gap, and Another Tyme Restaurant. He loved to cook and opened his own catering business while in Durham. In 1992, he was offered an opportunity at Macy's Department store in Atlanta, GA. He was a faithful employee until his health related retirement in 2013.

He is proceeded in death by two brothers, Kevin and Cedric McClain.

He leaves to mourn his lost, his parents of Durham, NC ; daughter, Jaylen McClain; friend and caregiver, Kevin Cockfield; Goddaughter, Taylor Monds all of Atlanta, GA; brother, Harrison (Rosylen) McClain, Jr. of Port St. Joes, FL; four sisters, Jacqueline McClain of Atlanta, GA, Joann and Sandra McClain of Durham, NC, Donice (Danny) Brame; four aunts, Pattie Jean Watley of Henderson, NC, Evangeline McClain and Joyce Bell both of Durham, NC, Carolyn (Melvin) Williams of Richmond, VA; two uncles, Alfonso (Debbie) Harris of Hudson Falls, NY and John (Mary) McClain of Baltimore, MD; his cherished dog Little Max along with 10 nieces, 11 nephews and a host of other relatives and friends. Grissom-Clark Eastlake Grissom-Clark Funeral Home

Guest Book

You are in my prayers!

- Roderick Tate

Kevin and Family, I've so very sorry to hear of the passing of Joseph. I realize this is a very difficult time for everyone and I want you to know that you are all in my prayers. If there is anything I can do, please do not hesitate to contact me. Sincerely, Gregory Bonner

- Gregory Bonner

My deepest condolences to the McClain family. Joseph was a wonderful person who will truly be missed, not only was he my manager @Macy's he was also a dear friend & I will miss him. RIH my friend!!!

- Margaret Copper

My thought and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. Peace and Blessings

- Cathy Ellis

My sympathy on your loss. "I have been sleepless from grief. Strengthen me according to your word."-Psalm 119:28; May the God of all comfort strengthen you and your family for the days ahead.

- DImitri Allen

I would like to offer my condolences to the McClain family and also share a comforting scriptural promise made by Jesus that we will be reunited with our loved ones again.(John 5:28,29)

- P. Watts

I am very sorry for your loss. May the love of family, friends, and Almighty God bring you comfort and support during your time of grief and afterward. (Ps. 83:18; 2 Cor. 1:3, 4) May the hope of a resurrection bring you peace. (Acts 24:15)

- P. Henderson