Ms. Johnnie Bell McClelland of 112 Tiffany Lane, Statesville, N.C., was born in Iredell County on April 15, 1949, and was the daughter of the late John William McClelland and Mary Kate Dunlap McClelland. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two siblings, Shirley McClelland and Harry McClelland.
She was a 1967 graduate of Unity High School and was a lifelong member of St. Joseph Baptist Church, where she served as an Usher, Missionary, Trustee, and a member of the Choir.
She leaves to cherish the memory of her life one brother, Joe William McClelland of Statesville; one sister, Thelma (James) Oakley of Statesville; uncles, Shirley W. (Rev. Modean) Dunlap of Stony Point and Nathaniel (JoAnn) Dunlap; aunts, Pauline Byers and Margaret Shipp, both of Statesville; a host of nieces and nephews, Nikki (Michael) Morris of Baltimore, Md., Patrick McClelland, Kim McClelland, Tonya McClelland, Steven (Simone) Bailey, and April Bowman; great nieces and great nephews, Amallye Moore, Donovan McClelland, Tiffany McClelland, Maliya Morris, Tristian Bailey, Christian Bailey and Noel Bailey;, special cousins, Natalie Dunlap Mott, Shirley Brown and Donna Glaspy; cousins, a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, church family and dear friends.
Celebration of Life Services will be conducted Sunday, November 28, 2020, at 1 p.m. at St. Joseph Baptist Church. Reverend Derrick Clemons will officiate and burial will follow in the Church Cemetery.
Visit the Book of Memories for Ms. McClelland at www.rutledgeandbigham.com. Rutledge and Bigham Funeral Home is serving the family of Johnnie McClelland