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Rose Mary McClure was born August 30, 1939 in Chattanooga, TN to the late Edward and Gussie Mae Jones.  She departed this life on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 to be in the presence of the Lord at the age of 77 years old.  Rose was a faithful member of Westside Baptist Church.  She attended Howard High School and retired from Olan Mills.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Norman Fredrick McClure, Sr.; brothers, Edward Jr., Roland, Jesse, Anthony Harold and Mack Jones; sisters, Patricia Chambers and Melain Jones.

Survivors include devoted children, Winifred Sanders, Norman McClure, Jr., Prince Ann Jones, all of Chattanooga, and Debbie McClure Wilder of Birmingham, AL; sisters, Jennifer Jones and Mattie (James) Walker; brother, Wesley Shelby; aunts, Winifred ( Eugene) Dozier and Ruby Calhoun, all of Chattanooga; Emma (Thomas) Clark of Newark, CA; grandsons, Elyah Sanders, Bryant Hill, Michael Hill, all of Chattanooga, Gregory McClure of Dayton, OH and Ronald Wilder, Fr. of Birmingham, AL; granddaughters, Terra McClure and Ada Jones, both of Chattanooga, and Bianca (Michael) Stewart of Birmingham, AL; sixteen great-grandchildren, and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 1 pm Monday, May 22, 2017 The body will lie in state from 12 noon – 8:30 pm Sunday, May 21 at John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.

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  • Wednesday, May 17, 2017
    Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.
    ~ John P. Franklin Funeral Home
  • Tuesday, May 23, 2017
    I love you Rose, I will never forget you. RIP
    ~ Ebony bunch   Chattanooga, TN
  • Saturday, May 27, 2017
    I am truly sorry for the loss and pain that the McClure family and friends are feeling because of losing Rosemary recently in death. Most of us have had to endure the sorrow of losing a loved one in death. What helped me the most was prayer and faith in God's promises like found here at 1 Corinthians 15: 26 and it tells us: "And the last enemy, death, is to be brought to nothing." God's kingdom that Jesus taught us to pray for at Matt. 6: 9, 10 will bring about these wonderful promises, including the resurrection. None of us are guaranteed tomorrow, but we are all guaranteed a resurrection. (John 5:28, John 6:40, John 11:23-25) Also, Titus 1: 2 tells us this promise of a resurrection: "is based on a hope of the everlasting life that God, who cannot lie, promised long ago." Isaiah 26:19 "Your dead will live......And the earth will let those powerless in death come to life." Isaiah 25:8 "He will swallow up death forever. For Jehovah himself has spoken it." The Bible also enlightens us at Hebrews 2:14b "so that through his (Jesus) death, he (Jesus) might bring to nothing the one having the means to cause death, that is, the Devil." For more comforting scriptures please visit: It has given me hope, strengthened my faith and helped me find the answer to Why? I know it will do the same for you. Jehovah (Psalm 83:18) invites you to throw all your burdens on him and he will sustain you in your time of grief. Again, the family is in my prayers and I offer my heartfelt condolences. Feel free to contact me if you wish at my email address; It will do your heart good to please watch this beautiful video (song 144) entitled "Keep Your Eyes on the Prize"
    ~ Julie Jarmon