Lula Mae Hollis –Born Lula Mae McClearin on May 19, 1937 in Palmetto, Georgia and affectionately known by her family as “Sis”, departed this life on August 24, 2020. She was the second of five siblings, four sisters and one brother. She was reared in Dayton, Ohio where she attended Wogaman Elementary School and Dunbar High School. She was a proud graduate of Central State University.
She began her career as a government employee while still a senior in high school, and for a short period taught in the Dayton Public School System. She returned to the government sector working for Defense Electronic Supply Center (DESC) working as a secretarial supervisor. She also worked at Gas City in Marion, Indiana working in the social security offices also in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. After her retirement, she later returned to Dayton where she worked as a pharmacy tech at Kroger, was a faithful member of the Senior Saints at Corinthian Baptist Church and supporter of HML Ministries. She was also a dedicated member of the Dunbar High Alumni Class of 1954.
She was preceded in death by her late husband, Charles Hollis, her beloved parents, Howard and Carrie Mae McClearin, brother, Henry McKee, and sisters Dorothy Bates, Mattie Daniel, and Willie Mae Sneed. Survived by adopted son-special nephew Howard McClearin Lee (Sheila), great nieces, Autumn Joy Lee-Cass (Dwight), Alicia Keith (Stephen), Christina Lee, Ariel Lee, and Sherrika Ross; Sisters Virginia King, and Francis Marr; along with a host of wonderful cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.
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