Joy Akers McClain

November 24, 1947 - January 07, 2020

Visitation: Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020, 2-4, 6-8 pm; Devlin Funeral Home of Cranberry.

Service: Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020, 11 am; Sylvania Hills Baptist Church.


Joy Akers McClain
Age 72, of Seven Fields, passed away suddenly on Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020. Born Nov. 24, 1947, daughter of the late Hiram C. And Shelley (Blanton) Akers. Beloved wife of Lawrence “Larry” McClain Sr., whom she married May 16, 1992; loving mother of Rick and Joey Kennedy, Larry Jr. (Andrea), Jennifer, Heather (Mike), and Erinn McClain; dear grandma of 10; great-grandma of 2; sister of Arbidella Garner. She was preceded in death by her siblings, Hiram C. Jr., Herman C., Elizabeth Walker, and Helen Wynne.

Joy was born in Kentucky. She was a devout Christian and her passion was helping others have a genuine friendship with the Lord Jesus Christ. She served in her church, Sylvania Hills Baptist, for 25 years as a pianist and a teacher. Prior to retirement, she was a postal worker (1987-2001) and held many positions, including postmaster of Cranberry Twp, Mars, and Wampum, Pa.

Family and friends are welcome Tuesday from 2-4, 6-8 pm at Devlin Funeral Home of Cranberry, 2678 Rochester Road, Cranberry Twp. Funeral Services will be held Wednesday at 11 am at Sylvania Hills Baptist Church, 567 Pittsburgh Road, Rochester with Pastor Michael Bailey officiating. Entombment will follow at Sylvania Hills Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Joy’s name to Sylvania Hills Baptist Church.

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  • Serenity Eubanks

    I’m so sorry to hear about this. You did so much for me that I could never thank you enough for 💕 I’m going to miss you so much Mrs.Joy! You provided me the opportunity of a better education! You pushed me to graduate! I miss you so much already!

  • Wendy Ross

    Glad I got to know you , Joy. You’ll be missed , but knowing your with our Lord and savior brings true Joy to my heart. Can’t wait to hear you play the piano when we meet again.

  • Nancy Jean Rose

    I am totally devastated. Joy was a sweet, wonderful, caring, delightful person. She will be so greatly missed by all. Both Joy and Larry helped me through many months of chemo. Very grateful for their loving care—most likely would not have made it without their help.

  • SHERRI ADAM

    My dear best friend since we met in high school in Chicago. She will be forever treasured in my heart till we meet at our Lord’ throne.

  • Kristin Joy Adam Forman

    I’m proud to be named after her. She was an amazing woman!

  • Sherry Conroy

    Larry and family, we send our love and sympathy to you on the death of Joy. May she rest in peace. Thinking of you our dear friend.

  • Sigmund J Pehel III

    Dear Larry Sr. and Jr,

    You have our deepest and heartfelt sympathy for the loss of Joy so suddenly. Our prayers are for both of you, Joy and the family.

    Ironically we lost Linda’s mother Toni who was 95 suddenly on the same day. We buried her this week and feel your tears of pain and joy. You and we know as believers, that our loved ones have reached their final peaceful resting place with our Lord and with family members that preceded them.

    Our prayers, sympathy and love,

    Linda & Siggy Pehel

 

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