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In Memory of

Lavina Jean McClain

December 25, 1928 - March 27, 2015

Obituary


On December 25, 1928 a beautiful baby girl, Lavina Jean Hewitt, was born to Charles H. Hewitt and Margaret L. Hewitt in Belle Vernon, PA. She grew up and went to Belle Vernon High School and married the love of her life, James Edward McClain on Feb 10, 1946, whom she spent the rest of her life in love with and adoring, even after his passing in 2002.

In 1946, little Jimmy (James Edward Jr.) was brought to this world, who preceded Mom in passing on 24 Dec, 2014 due to cancer. Jimmy was...

On December 25, 1928 a beautiful baby girl, Lavina Jean Hewitt, was born to Charles H. Hewitt and Margaret L. Hewitt in Belle Vernon, PA. She grew up and went to Belle Vernon High School and married the love of her life, James Edward McClain on Feb 10, 1946, whom she spent the rest of her life in love with and adoring, even after his passing in 2002.

In 1946, little Jimmy (James Edward Jr.) was brought to this world, who preceded Mom in passing on 24 Dec, 2014 due to cancer. Jimmy was born, grew up and lived the remainder of his life in Belle Vernon, finally purchasing the house of Mom's long time friend Loraine. Jimmy is survived by his children Brenda and Becky, and 3 great grandchildren, Ian, Corey and Elmer. Mom was always so proud of their accomplishments, always informing us of every detail of their lives.

In 1949, little Joyce was born, and grew to be a wonderful daughter and nurse during the Viet Nam era, serving her country in the National Guard. Joyce grew up in Belle Vernon, and lived the remainder of her life in Philadelphia. Joyce also preceded Mom in passing.

1950 came along and saw the birth of little William (Bill), who is married to loving daughter-in- law Lexie, and leaving behind a legacy of her grandson Ricky who preceded Mom in passing on 9 April, 1999 to brain cancer. Mom and Dad had a deep love for Ricky that went above and beyond, caring for him through his last days. Bill has brought tremendous joy to Mom and Dad over the years through his finding of the Lord and his devotion to Lexie and Mom.

Charles (Chuck) was born in 1955, now with loving daughter-in-law Carrie, whom blessed Mom with grandchildren Tara, Forrest and Logan, and great grandchildren Maleki and Kailee. Grandchildren and great grandchildren always brought special joy to Mom and Dad, anyone who knows Mom, knows that Mom always talked about Logan or Forrest or Tara, whom she is so proud of each of them.

Finally Mom and Dad brought Stephen into the world in 1974 after moving to California with their son Charles. Stephen married loving daughter-in-law Katia, who was always welcomed with open heart and open arms. They were privileged to take Mom on her first trip ever out of the continental U.S., to Scotland.

Lavina, her husband James and son Chuck moved to California, where they settled and found Foxworthy Baptist Church. They continued to worship there until 1982 when they found Calvary Baptist Church (Now Calvary Church of Los Gatos).

Mom started working at Stephen's elementary school at Blackford Elementary as a librarian, where she stayed until Stephen went to Monroe Middle School. She followed him, and continued to provide Yard Duty at Monroe Middle school until 2013, where through both schools she met and made friends with many wonderful people, some of whom have passed on as well, while many still remember Mom's energy and devotion to the students at the schools.

Mom and Dad always raised their children with the most loving and moral standards that loving Christians can offer. While never rich monetarily, they were always rich in love and affection, and offered more than enough love to the people they touched as well as their children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Mom has touched so many lives, and anyone who ever met her knew that she was the most caring and loving individual. She accepted everyone, always stood by her family and friends, always there to give help. Her many years in choir, devoting her worship to God, was always apparent. Many knew her as Mom and Grandma over the years, not just those that are blood, but also many friends of all of us who knew her and were accepted by her.

Mom was the last of her siblings to move on, and we take comfort in knowing she is with Dad, Ricky, Joyce, Jimmy, all her brothers and sisters.

Remember Mom the next time you see Mickey Mouse, or travel to Disney Land, see the next Army vs. Navy game (Go Navy!) or when the Steelers win the Superbowl. When you see a flag flown in front of someone's house, or air blown snowmen are on your neighbor's lawn, remember her. She will always remember each and everyone of us as she looks over us from above.