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DR. McClain finally laid to rest at family cemetery

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Casket bearing the remains of Dr. Edward B. McClain, Jr.
Casket bearing the remains of Dr. Edward B. McClain, Jr.

MONROVIA, LIBERIA:-The Late Minister of State for Presidential Af-fairs, Edward McClain, has finally been laid to rest at the Melton Family Cemetery in Upper Caldwell, Montserrado County.

It followed a funeral service befitting the home going of Dr. McClain at the Providence Baptist Church in Monrovia.

Speaking Monday at the Church, during the funeral service of the late State for Presidential Affairs Minister, President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf described Dr. McClain as a man of exceptional qualities.

President Johnson-Sirleaf also said: “His work ethics and humility will always be remembered.”

“Dr.  McClain was a man who led a life full of courage and dedication to duty, as his quest for excellence contributed to the rebuilding process of Liberia,” the Liberian Leader recounted.

She said the fallen statesman’s impeccable service and relationship at home with local officials, the Diplomatic Corps and stakeholders made him one Minister who was well respected by everyone.

The Liberian Leader said: “The work ethics, service and integrity of McClain stood up to all of his colleagues, especially to her over the past 18 years that she worked along with minister McClain.”

“As a result of Dr. McClain’s dedication to service, no job was too small or too big for him to handle, and that no one was too small or too big for him to call a friend,” she said

He died on Saturday, July 23, at the Wilgers Life Hospital in Lynwood, Pretoria, South Africa, following a period of illness.


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