Billie N. McLain

Billie N. McLain

Billie N. McLain, 90 yrs old, died at Myrtle Beach Manor Assisted Living, Myrtle Beach SC. Surrounded by her family. She was born July 15, 1929 in High Point, NC.  The daughter of the late William and Hattie Newton. She is also predeceased by her husband Alfred Lee McLain, sister Ann Paisley and her grandson Brad Lee Jones.

Billie McLain was a faithful member of Surfside United Methodist Church where she was a volunteer in the church office for many years.  She had a passion for serving with Jason’s House and worked with the program from its start up.  This is the first year since Jason’s House began that she was unable to serve. Billie believed strongly in the work they do for families.  Her other love outside of her family was bowling.  Billie was an accomplished bowler, besides many awards she was also inducted in to the SC Bowling Hall of Fame.  She bowled for more than 50 years, only stopped bowling a year and a half ago due to health reasons.  She enjoyed sharing the sport with her family and friends. Billie bowled on a league twice a week and had the best time having lunch with her bowling friends each week.  Her bowling motto was “Life is not worth living if I can’t bowl.”  Billie was also creative, in her younger years she cross-stitched, made jewelry and gift cards, “Why buy it when you can make it.”

She is survived by:  her daughters Karen Jones Schendel (Jim), Luanne Molony (Tim), her brother William Newton (Mary), Granddaughters Michelle Jones Kirkley (James) and Darby Molony, Great- Grandchildren, Kayla Heaster (Zack), McLain Kirkley, Jacob Kirkley and Bella Jones. Her cousin Linda Lambe and numerous nieces, nephews and great-great grandchildren.

A memorial service will be 1pm Sunday, November 10, 2019 at Surfside United Methodist Church with the family greeting friends following the service at the church.

In lieu of flowers please send donations in her honor to Jason’s House c/o Surfside United Methodist Church or Homestead Hospice can be mailed to Hope Foundation 10888 Crab Apple Road, Roswell, GA 30075.

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Susanna Paisley
Created On: 11/21/2019 11:51:50

My lovely Aunt Billie McLain was one of a kind - a kind, spirited woman full of fun. My family and I live in England, so we didn't get to see her often enough, but love her to bits. We cherish our lunch together in the summer just when she was turning 90. I am so happy to think of her reuniting with Alfred, Brad, my mother and other family and friends who have gone before us into Heaven. Sending so much love to Karen, Luann, Michelle, Darby, Bella, Jacob, McLain and the rest of the SC family.

Debbie Morris
Myrtle Beach
Created On: 11/10/2019 14:32:58

I am so sorry for your loss. Billie was so special and one of my first students that I taught rubber stamping/card making to. I am so saddened, but I know she is now with Alfred. I will miss her so much. She was such a great and caring lady!

Willa Wrenn
Myrtle Beach
Created On: 11/09/2019 17:35:52

Karen & Michelle, my heart hurts for you as you deal with your loss. Know that I pray for peace & comfort for you.

Sandra Hinson
Rock Hill Sc
Created On: 11/09/2019 05:03:38

My thoughts and prayers are with the family. LouAnne , Darby and Tim My Prayers are with you, thinking of you .

Pamela Worsham Toppings
Created On: 11/08/2019 23:20:52

Prayers for your family during this time. Billie was a very special lady and a great friend to my mother. We will miss her!

Vickie Cooper
Wilkesboro, NC
Created On: 11/08/2019 23:13:40

Karen and family, I am so sorry to learn that your beautiful mother has passed. I know she was an inspiration to all. Please know that I am thinking of you during this sad time. May she Rest In Peace.

Bonnie Maddox
Created On: 11/08/2019 23:06:54

I was saddened to see about the passing of sweet Billie. She sat near me at church and she always had a smile and kind word for everyone. My prayers to her family. She will be missed.