Obituary

Mary Helen Wilson McClane, born on November 15, 1943, accepted her reward by dancing into Heaven with our Lord, Jesus Christ on May 2, 2018. Mary was born to the late Eustice and Hattie Wilson, the seventh of eight siblings in Raleigh, North Carolina. Surrounded by her family, she departed this earthly life and entered the ‘Master’s Joy’ at Rex Healthcare Center in Raleigh.

Mary was employed with the Detroit City School System, as a teacher’s aide. She retired with 35 years of commendable service. After retirement, she relocated to Raleigh, North Carolina to be closer to her family.

Mary was well loved by her family and friends and will be sorely missed in the lives and hearts of those she touched.

Mary was preceded in death by a daughter, Carol McClane, a son, Alfred McClane, Jr.; a great granddaughter, Lataya McClane; a sister, Margarine Goode-White and brother, Eustice Wilson, Jr.

Mary Helen Wilson McClane leaves to cherish her precious memories; two daughters and one son, Antionette McClane of Raleigh, Crystal McClane of Grand Rapids, Michigan, and Alfred McClaine, III of Detroit,'Michigan. Prior to departing this life, she enjoyed seven grandchildren, especially the three she reared, Antonio McClane and Thomas McClane, both of Raleigh and Latisha McClane of Detroit, Michigan; 21 great grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren. She also leaves to share her memories; four brothers, Maurice Wilson (Doris) of Granada Hills, California, Charles Wilson (Mary) of Chicago, Illinois, William Wilson (Wessie) of Bloomfield, Connecticut, Vernard Wilson (Michelle) of Raleigh; a sister, Carolyn Wilson Chippey of Raleigh, and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral service 12:00 noon Thursday May 10, 2018 at the C.A. Haywood, Sr. Memorial Chapel preceded by an 11:30 AM visitation. Viewing from 2:00 - 8:00 Wednesday May 9, 2018 at Haywood Funeral Home.