Winnie Julian McClain
December 16, 2020
Date of Service: January 2, 2021
Entombment Location: Mausoleum of Peace
Winnie was born in Carter County and had been employed with General Electric and was a homemaker. She was a member of Valley Forge Methodist Church.
Winnie went to live in Heaven on Dec. 16, 2020. She was 100 years old. During her life she took great care of her family. Christmas was her favorite holiday and she spent much time preparing to ensure it was special for everyone. Her baking and decorating is something she has shared with her family and friends.
This past year Winnie celebrated her 100th- Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years, Valentine’s Day, Easter, etc. She will now be celebrating her 1st in Heaven. Christmas was her first holiday. What a way to spend Christmas celebrating the birth of her Savior- Jesus- in Heaven.
Winnie spent much of her time over the years sewing. In her younger years she made most of the clothes that she wore and in the last few years she made quilts that she shared with her family members.
Winnie lived a life that set a great example for all she came in contact with. Her sweet, loving smile is what people will remember her by. Her family will remember the woman that loved them fiercely. Her unconditional love will forever be held dearly by all that loved her. Heaven gained an Angel and true hero.
Those left to cherish her memory include her son, John (Sherrill) McClain; her daughter, Bonnie (Robert) Fennessy; her grandchildren: Todd Benefiel, Scott Benefiel, Amy Piotrowski (McClain), Kelly Benefiel, Paul McClain, Brian McClain and Julie McClain; her great grandchildren: Katie, Justin, Karly, Jake, Taylor, Brooke, Tatum, Tyler and Zachary; six great-great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Friends and family are invited to attend the committal and entombment service at 1:00 PM on Saturday, January 2, 2021 in the Mausoleum of Peace at Happy Valley Memorial Park (2708 Elizabethton Highway, Johnson City, Tennessee 37601). Those wishing to attend the service are asked to meet at the cemetery at 12:50 PM on Saturday.
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