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 404-373-3197.www.grissom-clarkfh.com
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