Annie Ruth (Rucker) McClain

April 6, 1942 ~ July 27, 2021 (age 79)


In the quiet stillness of the early morning on Tuesday, July 27, 2021, the Lord responded to her beckoning cry, “Oh Lord”. At the time of 5:04 am, he summoned the life of our beloved mother and sister from all of the earthly works that she so diligently served.

During the days and weeks prior to her receiving her heavenly reward, she became a woman of few words.  Although she was less verbal, she would unexpectedly call out, “Oh Lord”.  Her will and desire was to nurture on food that was prepared for her rapid decrease, for she only hungered and thirst for righteousness; for she knew that with the Lord she would be filled.  Her desire and lifelong goal was to feast in Heaven and reap from her heavenly reward.

Sister McClain, also lovingly called “Pig” by her family and friends, was born April 6, 1942 in High Point, North Carolina, the daughter of Bishop Burt and Ebenezer Rucker.  She met and married the love of her life, Richard McClain.  To this union was born two daughters, Devonda and Sharon.

She worked as the daycare coordinator of Temple Memorial Baptist Church and owned and operated McDee’s Beauty Salon.  She was known as being a woman who loved the Lord and loved to sing.

               Psalm 90:10 says “the days of years are three score and ten; and if by reason of strength they be fourscore years, yet is their strength labour and sorrow; for it is soon cut off and we fly away”.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Richard McClain; children, Walter McClain and Levoyd McClain; and a brother, Alester Rucker.

She leaves to cherish memories of praise, joy and laughter her children, Devonda McClain, and Sharon Hardy (Chad), Ruby Parker (Billy), Richard McClain, Jr., Ilka Walker, Tyrone McClain, Jetanna McClain, and Twanetta Rogers; sisters, Dr. Shirley Melker, Robbie Irvin, and Donna Crawford; brothers, Harold Rucker (Lisa), and Ronald Rucker (Vera), a host of other relatives and beloved friends. 

A Homegoing service will take place at 11:30am on Monday, August 2, 2021 at Mt. Zion Baptist Church, 753 Washington Street, High Point, North Carolina. The family will receive visitors and friends from 11 to 11:30 at the church on Monday.  Burial will follow at Carolina Biblical Gardens, Jamestown, North Carolina. 

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