Jacksonville – Sandra McClain, 68, of Jacksonville entered into eternal rest Friday, July 27, 2018 at Onslow Memorial Hospital.
Sandra Ruthann McClain was born on September 17, 1949 in Richmond, VA. She was the oldest of three children born to the late Gordon and Mary Robinson, Sr. She entered eternal rest at Onslow Memorial Hospital on July 27, 2018.
At an early age, Sandra was an active member of St. Paul Episcopal Church in West Point, VA.
She graduated from Central High School and continued her education at Saint Augustine’s College in Raleigh, NC where she received a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Biology. Her passion was working and teaching children at Morton Elementary School for over 38 years. Her students and fellow coworkers loved Mrs. McClain.
She met the love of her life, Bobby L. McClain in Jacksonville, NC and on March 29, 1975 they were married at Saint Augustine’s College Chapel, Raleigh, NC. To this union were born two children, Ryan and Justin. Sandra was a dedicated and loving wife, mother, sister and friend. She always gave a listening ear, words of advice, a good laugh or whatever was needed she would provide. She was passionate about gardening, reading, and loved to make floral arrangements and wreaths for family, friends and churches.
Sandra was a member of Sandy Run Missionary Baptist Church in Jacksonville, NC where she served on the culinary and education ministries. Prior to becoming a member of Sandy Run Missionary Baptist Church, she was a member and an ordained mother of The Greater Shekinah Glory Church.
Sandra was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Gordon “Chico” (Janice) Robinson, Jr.
She leaves to cherish and celebrate her life and memories her husband, Bobby L. McClain of Jacksonville, NC; children, Ryan McClain of Charlotte, NC and Justin (Amanda) McClain of Wilmington, NC. Siblings, Michael (Mavis) Robinson of Wendell, NC and a host of aunts, nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.
A funeral is scheduled for 11am on Tuesday, August 7, 2018 at Saint Augustine’s University Chapel located at 1315 Oakwood Ave, Raleigh, NC 27610 with a reception to follow. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Sandra's life.
A visitation is scheduled for 6pm on Saturday, August 4, 2018 at Sandy Run Missionary Baptist Church, 1503 Hargett Street, Jacksonville, NC 28540.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the American Cancer Society at PO Box 41912, Raleigh, NC 27629