Margie Raynor, (Margie McClaine) 62 of Middletown, CT died peacefully on July 28, 2018. She was born in Clewiston, FL to the late Alpha Campbell and Lewis McClaine. Margie met and fell in love and married Levi Ray Raynor. Margie and Levi were married for 17 years and to this union 2 children were born.
Margie considered everyone she met to be a friend. There was no strangers in Margie’s life. She loved spending time with her family and her friends. She had a heart as big as the great outdoors and was constantly seen out in the early mornings tending her plants, flowers and sweeping around her doorway and sidewalk. Birthdays, holiday, special occasions, if the phone rang at the crack of dawn don’t bother to say hello or who is this; just say hello “Margie”. She will be greatly missed by so many people whose heart she has touched.
Margie is survived by her 2 children, JoCosta Raynor, (daughter-in-law Quiana Shannon) East Hartford, CT, and T`Challa Raynor, Coachella, CA; her baby, “TIGER”, Synead Raynor (granddaughter), Savion Purvis (godson), 5 sisters, Celestine Smith, Cassandra Steele, Denise Fordham, Felicia McClaine, and Melinda McClaine and 5 brothers, Minister Lee Copeland McClaine Sr, Lewis McClaine Jr., Eric Barnes, Todd McClaine, and Avis Ebron. Special friends Annette Tyler, Roenettie Holley (Roe, Roe), and Mardenia Purvis.
Margie is predeceased by her mother, Alpha Campbell, father, Lewis McClaine, and Barbara Thigpen (aunt, mother and best friend sister), and a sister, Victoria Shaw.
Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday, August 7, 2018 at 11:00 am at Zion First Baptist Church 16 James A. Moses Avenue, Middletown, CT with Reverend Barbara Roane Officiating.
The Rose Beyond the Wall
A rose once grew where all could see,
Sheltered beside a garden wall.
And as the days passed swiftly by,
It spread its branches, straight and tall…
One day, a beam of light shone through
A crevice that had opened wide
The rose bent gently toward its warmth
Then passed beyond to the other side
Now, you who deeply feel its loss
Be comforted – the rose blooms there
Its beauty even greater now, nurtured by
God’s own loving care.
(A. L. Frink)