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Virginia Rose (McClearin) King, faithful servant of God and man, went home to glory on Saturday, January 6, 2024.
She was born in Dayton, OH on October 28, 1940, to Howard and Carrie Mae McClearin, the fourth of six daughters. She attended Dayton Dunbar High School, class of 1958 and earned an associate degree from Sinclair Community College in Gerontology. She retired from Dayton Power & Light and volunteered at numerous Senior Community Centers. Sister King was a faithful member of Corinthian Baptist Church. She loved serving on the Senior Saints Committee, the Church Membership/Welcoming Committee, and singing in the Choir.
Virginia was a strong, graceful soul who loved and adored her family and never met a stranger. She had an infectious laugh and would light up a room with her smile. She overcame numerous health challenges over the years. Her daughter affectionately named her, “The Comeback Queen.” She and her late husband, Charles, bowled for many years, traveling around the states to bowl in tournaments. Virginia will be missed by many!
Her daughters would like to pay tribute to Virginia’s special caregivers, Gloria Coleman and Corey Cunningham who served her well! Many thanks to Hospice of Cincinnati and SeniorCare Xpress Home Health. There are no words to express gratitude to the host of family members and friends who helped keep this beautiful woman alive.
In addition to her parents, Virginia is preceded in death by husband, Charles L. King, Sr.; sisters, Dorothy Bates, Lula Hollis, Mattie Daniel, and Willa Mae Sneed; half-brother, Henry McKee; three brothers-in-law; stepchildren, Donzel Yarbour, Tony King, and Charles King, Jr.; and many beloved cousins. She is survived by her children, Sharon Renae Bass and Deborah Bass; sister, Frances Mar; stepchildren, Michael (Pam) King, Deborah King; special sister-in-law, Annie Witherspoon (Birmingham, AL); two grandchildren, Taylor R. Williams, and India Yarbour; nieces, nephews, and special friend, Marian Cooper.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital