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In loving memory of

Magdalene Aurelia McClain
Sunrise: August 6th, 1952  -- Sunset: March 28th, 2018

Magdalene Aurelia McClain, affectionately known as “Darling" went home to the Lord unexpectedly on Wednesday, March 28th, 2018 in Monrovia, Liberia.

Darling attended St. Theresa's Convent where she was an excellent scholar.  She took a double promotion past the 3rd and 5th grades.  She was also chosen to attend The Children's International Summer Village in Sweden.  She attended the University of Liberia where she achieved a bachelor's degree in the sciences.  She was also crowned Miss University of Liberia in 1972.

Darling lived a life that most people can only dream of, she was married to Dr. Randolph McClain for 45 love-filled years. Shortly after getting married, the two of them attended Kansas University together for Graduate School.  Darling was the devoted mother of Bokah Worjoloh (Tashwan), Ayaba Worjoloh-Clemens (Michel), Taneh Worjoloh, and Afiavi Worjoloh.  She was also the proud grandmother of 4 incredible granddaughters.

While in the U.S., Magdalene worked as a micro-biologist for a short period of time before pursuing her true passion of teaching.  She was dedicated teacher of students and mentor of teachers at Harding University High School for 18 years before retiring in 2017.

The world has lost a true gem.  She was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, aunty, sister, and friend who will live on in our hearts forever.

Funeral – Saturday, April 7th at 11am
North Davidson United Methodist Church
1025 E. 36th St
Charlotte, NC 28205

Gethsemane Cemetery and Memorial Gardens
1504 W Sugar Creek Rd.
Charlotte, NC 28262

Repast to follow

Hotels Accomodations:

Hilton Charlotte University Place 
8629 J M Keynes Dr.
Charlotte, NC 28262

SpringHill Suites by Marriott- Charlotte University Research Park
8700 Research Dr.
Charlotte, NC 28262
Comfort Suites University Area 
7735 University City Blvd.
Charlotte, NC  28213


Sam McClain - 3026851643

Arnaldo Gbenyon - 7046095852         

Giorgio Gbenyon - 9802307387

Lawrence E Gbenyon Jr - 2403388801

William Ward III - 6098169597


To honor this great woman, the Darling’s Foundation will be established to develop persons who exhibit her character.  Therefore, in lieu of flowers, please consider a contribution to Darling’s Foundation.  You can PayPal contributions to