Maggie Lee Jacobs McLain, was born on August 8, 1943 to the late Bennie Jacobs Sr., and the late Dollie Mae Adams Jacobs, in Blenheim, SC.
At the age of 12 she joined Pee Dee Baptist Church. She gave her life the Lord and begin to serve as an Usher for 55 years, until her health failed. She formed a children’s Usher Ministry. She also formed a youth choir and gave them the name “Children for the Future” which she loved and was their advisor until health issues in 1995. She sold food, snacks and was dedicated to her service and raising funds for the church.
She was a graduated of Wright High School in the class of 1962 in Blenheim, SC.
She was employed at Oak River Mill for 23 years.
On March 1, 1963 she was joined in Holy Matrimony to her husband for 57 years. John Boyd McLain and to this union 6 children were born. One son, Tyronald McLain preceded her in death; one grandson and two great grandsons preceded her in death.
She departed her life on Thursday, April 23 at her daughter’s home surrounded by her loving family in Bennettsville, SC.
Left to cherish her loving memories her husband JB McLain of the home; three daughters, Darlene (Ron) Norman, John Carolyn McLain Thomas, and Sabrina (Darren) Miles all of Bennettsville; two sons, John “Bootchie” (Sharon) McLain and Steve (Jerri Lynn) McLain both of Bennettsville, SC; 15 grandchildren; 25 great grandchildren; four brothers, Eugene (Margarete) Jacobs of Dillon, SC, Bennie Jacobs, Jr. of Bennettsville, Ronald and Tyson Jacobs both of Owings Mills, Maryland; seven sisters, Katie Mae (Robert) McLain, Linda (Walter) Coachman, Nellie (Larry) McClain, Maxine (Herbert) Quick, Ruthine Love all of Bennettsville, Ida (Julius) James of Society Hill, SC, and Dollie (William) Miller of Columbia, SC; one aunt Ruby Jenkins of Raleigh, NC; two brothers-in-law, James and Robert (Katie) McLain both of Bennettsville; three sisters-in-law, Minnie Bell Thompson of Charlotte, NC, Ophelia McLain of Cheraw, SC and Pearlie Mae Little of Bennettsville, SC; her best friend, Mrs. Fannie Spears; several nieces, nephews, cousin, other relatives, and friends.
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