Personal Service, Peace of Mind, Pleasant Memories

Lois Ann McClain

03/15/1943 - 05/08/2017

Viewing Information

A wake service will be held, 6pm-7pm, Friday, May 12, 2017 at Metropolitan Funeral Service, Berkley Avenue.

Service Information

A funeral service will be held, 11am, Saturday, May 13, 2017
Antioch Missionary Baptist Church
525 Dinwiddie Street Norfolk VA

Interment Information

Forest Lawn Cemetery
8100 Granby Street Norfolk VA

Lois Ann Purvis McClain, 74, was granted her angel wings, Monday, May 8, 2017. Lois, also known as “Pula”, was born, March 15, 1943 to the late John B. Purvis and Elizabeth Moye Purvis, in Greenville, NC. Lois graduated from Booker T. Washington High School and attended Tidewater Community College and Norfolk State College. She retired from Norfolk Naval Operations Base after 30 years as a federal civil service employee. She was also a licensed realtor, had an additional retirement from QVC, and was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star. She was blessed with two daughters, Darlene McClain and Dr. Tammy McClain-Smith. She was a wonderful grandmother to Dena D. McClain and Sergeant Wendell R. Smith, Jr. She had one precious great granddaughter that she adored, Averi Nicole. Lois is predeceased by her brother, John Purvis, Jr. She also leaves brothers Jimmy Lee Purvis and Artist Purvis, along with sisters Jean Price, Zula Gaines, Brenda Purvis, Linda Purvis, Audrey Kirkland, Arvis McDaniels, and Nancy Purvis. Additionally, she was loved by a host of nieces and nephews. The family wishes to express their deepest appreciation to Lake Taylor Transitional Hospital doctors, physician assistants, nurses, aids, staff, fellow patients and patient family members who grew to be her and her daughter's second family.

Linda To the Family. Losing a love one in death is a trying time for all. Please find comfort from Gods word @ 2 Corinthians 1:3, 4 which assures us that the God of all comfort will , give you comfort during this most difficult time and a hope of being able to see our love ones again @ Acts 24:15 You can find more comfort from Gods word @
Posted: 5/19/2017
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Barbara Hayes Lois a d I were former coworkers. I was very saddened to hear of her passing. Please accept my sincerest and deepest heartfelt sympathy for your sorrow.
Posted: 5/13/2017
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Barbara Peeples Tammy,my condolences to you and family.My prayers are with you all.May God in his infinite wisdom give you strength and encouragement.
Posted: 5/12/2017
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Dell My sympathy for the death of your loved one. I know that this is a very difficult time for you, having lost loved ones myself in the past. Please know that our loving heavenly father Jehovah knows and understands the many pains that you bear at this time. Talk to God in prayer: Throw your burdens on Jehovah" ( Psalms 55:22). The Holy Scriptures assures us that our loved ones will live again by means of the resurrection. Please read John 5:28-29. What a wonderful time that will be! Have faith in the promises of God.
Posted: 5/11/2017
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Nicole May the God of all comfort, 2 Corinthians 1:3,4 console you at this time
Posted: 5/10/2017
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