Barbara Jean McClain passed peacefully on December 14, 2019 at her home. She was the daughter of late Virginia Parker-Norwood and Ernest McClain. She was born in New York, New York. She moved to Albany, New York at an early age. She graduated from Albany High School. She furthered her education by earning her degree from Brooklyn College. While living in Brooklyn she met her son’s father Walter Hunter and from that brief union son Delano Hussayn McClain was born. After the birth of her son Barbara began working the at the New York State Department of Labor. She was later promoted and relocated back to Brooklyn, N.Y. During 15 years of service working with former offenders reintegration them back to society she is a survivor victim of 9/11. She again relocated to rochester, N.Y. to continue her work wth New York State Department of Labor and would retire after 38 years of service. After moving to Rochester Barbara joined the Cathedral of Hope Community church under the leadership of Pastor Willie F. Davis , Jr. During her 17 years of Christ she became one of the Mothers of the church.
Barbara leaves to mourn her passing one child Delano Hussayn McClain (Albany, NY), Two granddaughters Nygilia McClain (United Kingdom), Deanna London’skye McClain (Schenectady N.Y.),her uncle Dillard Parker (Albany N.Y.), her nieces Sherrell Leigh (Atlanta, G.A.) Patrick Leigh (North Carolina) her cousin Bernice Norwood (Albany, N.Y.), Meek Norwood, Lawanda Norwood (borsht of Albany), her godson Anthony Singletary (Albany, N.Y.), and a host of great nieces ad nephews, cousins , family, church family and friends. Going through the pearly gates to be with her loved ones sister Marie Leigh and nephew charles I. Leigh, Jr.
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